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METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500

B&H # MEED500 MFR # ED-500
METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500

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  • Manufactured in the United States
  • Packed in 4-Color Display Carton

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The DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500 from the Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co is a compact cleaning system for computer systems. It uses a 500W motor to blow dust, dirt, and debris from computer equipment. It is a green alternative to canned air products, as it is not a throw-away item. This item comes packed in a 4-color display carton.

0.75 horsepower motor produces 70CFM air flow
Includes air-pin-pointer, air-concentrator nozzle, air-flare nozzle, and 4-piece detailing tool kit
12' cord gives you room to work
Manufactured in the United States
Construction Steel
Motor 0.75HP, Single Fan, 120V, 4.5A, 500W
Air Flow 70CFM
Power Cord 12' (3.7 m)
Filter E/Z-Change Foam
Weight 2.75 lb (1.25kg)
METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500
  • Air-Pin-Pointer
  • Air-Concentrator Nozzle
  • Air-Flare Nozzle
  • 4-Piece Detailing Tool Kit
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    METRO DataVacDataVac Electric Duster Model ED500
     
    4.7

    (based on 186 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (147)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (165)
    • Cleans effectively (150)
    • Well built / quality (135)
    • Gentle (40)
    • Compact (14)

    Cons

    • Loud (14)
    • Noisy (7)
    • Harsh application (5)
    • Runs hot (3)

    Best Uses

    • Computers (151)
    • High-end electronics (115)
    • Maintenance (112)
    • Everyday use (89)
    • Having around the house (84)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (143), Budget shopper (34)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (127), Business (50)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very powerful blower

    Purchased this to replace the costly Canned air. I also just purchased a new Gaming PC and want to keep the Dust filters clean in our Dust factory apartment. It is VERY powerful and...Read complete review

    Purchased this to replace the costly Canned air. I also just purchased a new Gaming PC and want to keep the Dust filters clean in our Dust factory apartment. It is VERY powerful and LOUD. I also had to drill a hole in the other attachment nozzles to keep them from jettisoning off under the extreme pressure (as only the one attachment has a pre drilled hole for the locking mechanism.) Don't blow it directly on any computer components ie. CPU or RAM, as it may damage them. It does come with an air filter that can be cleaned out in the bottom of the duster unit. Also it does tend to get HOT rather quickly (1-2 mins is long enough to get the job done), but intermittent use is fine. I would recommend the DataVac Electric Duster to anyone wanting to replace those costly and condensation producing canned air products. Very useful product.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Powerful Bursts... No Adjustment

    Bought this item for home use.... hobby, camera and to clean out the small fuel line on our home's propane heater. Thought it would be a better alternative to the...Read complete review

    Bought this item for home use.... hobby, camera and to clean out the small fuel line on our home's propane heater. Thought it would be a better alternative to the "canned air" product. It is from the standpoint of not having to buy additional cans as well as minimizing impact/green concerns. However the bursts of air are extremely forceful and since there is no trigger adjustment to lessen that burst it is too powerful for certain uses. It's as loud as an old vacuum cleaner, ( the manufacturer is an old vacuum manufacturer!)
    It would be nice if a thin tube was included to get into tighter spaces, as you would find on the canned air unit.

    Overall it's okay; there are plenty of other uses I am sure.

    Reviewed by 186 customers

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    5.0

    Works Great!

    By Saint

    from NC

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Effectively
    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computers
      • Everyday Use

      Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

      I use this to clean PCs. So far, I've cleaned 5, and it has saved a lot of time over canned air. It feels solidly made, and comes with a decent number of attachments. It does get hot, so I tend to use it in bursts.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Replace your canned AIR

      By jpsflash

      from Apple Valley MN

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computers
        • Everyday Use
        • Having Around The House
        • High-End Electronics
        • Maintenance

        Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

        This is best tool to blow out computers, and other items you used to us canned Air for...

        Never gets cold, never spays stuff on item by turning it too much... Tons of power.

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        • Personal

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        5.0

        Good one

        By Matt

        from Mexico

        Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

        Very good one product
        Easy and practique to celan the dust for PC, Car, housing, etc. and is safe for the enviroment

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        5.0

        Very Good Product for the Money

        By davidst

        from Pearland,Tx

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Cleans Effectively
        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computers
          • Everyday Use
          • Having Around The House
          • High-End Electronics
          • Maintenance

          Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

          I use this everywhere I needed an air can or air gun it works great.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Totally blows (in the best possible way)

          By _N_

          from Harrisburg, PA

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computers

            Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

            Powerful, easy to setup and use, and solidly built. I bought it to replace the cans of compressed air I kept buying and it totally met my expectations.

            Only 1 minor issue. The housing gets very warm after more than 5 minutes of use. Not dangerously so, but a little worrying. I'd recommend taking breaks and letting it cool down during extended use.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Surprisingly Powerful

            By Oookevin53

            from New York, NY

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Effectively
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computers
              • Everyday Use

              Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

              Thought I would invest in this product instead of buying compressed air over and over again and it was definitely worth it! When you press the power button, the blast of air is extreme powerful and gets all those dust bunnies out of there. Highly recommend

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              • Personal

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              5.0

              Great Black Friday special pickup :)

              By Rayzor

              from Vancouver, Canada

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cleans Effectively
              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Computers
                • High-End Electronics

                Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                A little loud but gets the job done nicely. Use it to clean my desktop pc, laptop and other electronic devices. Better than using compressed air = save $$$ in long run.

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                • Personal

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                5.0

                much much better than

                By inahut

                from texas

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Computers
                  • Everyday Use
                  • Having Around The House
                  • High-End Electronics
                  • Maintenance

                  Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                  ...blowing thru a pressurized straw. This thing blows in the best sense of the word. Thank you data vac.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Way better than a can of Air!

                  By stagn4life89

                  from jacksonville,fl

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cleans Effectively
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Gentle
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Computers
                    • Everyday Use
                    • Having Around The House
                    • High-End Electronics
                    • Maintenance

                    Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                    I love this product! its way better than a can of air. In about 6 months, this unit will pay off for itself. Its also more effective than a can of air. I'm a xerox tech, and one problem I face with my machines is that the paper my customers use leave a lot of dust beyond. The can of air would do OK but would sometimes cause more problems than needed. For example, if you don't hold it in a right angle, the liquid would get all over the item you are blasting, and the can would get really cold and stop working. You don't have that problem with this. Its so powerful and built well. It truly is the last can of air you will need. Here is a better review of this product. --------------------

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Air Cans No More

                    By MightyTiki

                    from DC Metro

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cleans Effectively
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Gentle
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Computers
                      • Everyday Use
                      • Having Around The House
                      • High-End Electronics

                      Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                      Do you buy disposable compressed air cans to clean things with?

                      Do you know how incredibly expensive those cans get after buying a few?

                      You know buying this will save you a lot of money over time?

                      It does exactly what the description says, this is my second ED500, I'm buying this as a Holiday gift for my brother since he has a gaming PC.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Good-Bye Air Cans! Will blow you away!

                      By Stan R

                      from CA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cleans Effectively
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Computers
                        • Everyday Use
                        • Having Around The House
                        • High-End Electronics
                        • Maintenance

                        Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                        It's great not having to buy the air cans to clean keyboards, desktop inners, toaster (outside to avoid crumbs all over). Powerful, fast and hope it will last a long time.
                        Somewhat loud but I knew that from reading reviews.
                        Great Price and top value.
                        Fast shipping.

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                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        More than expected

                        By msarrault

                        from Michigan

                        Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                        I knew that it was going to work better than the can spray air. What i didnt expect was the velocity and the continued air flow. If you need to redirect the air no problem. The attachment is there and no moisture or freezing of the can and your hands. Would recommend to everyone, and i have.

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                        5.0

                        "More powerful than it looks like"

                        By Vit the B&H fan

                        from Las Vegas, NV

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Cleans Effectively

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Computers
                          • High-End Electronics
                          • Maintenance

                          Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                          Excellent permanent replacement for pressed-air-cans. One time investment which will pay off in no time and serve for lifetime....

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Air Cans No More!

                          By B 100

                          from So Cal

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Cleans Effectively
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                          • A Bit Loud
                          • Can Get Warm With Use

                          Best Uses

                          • Car Detailing
                          • Car Engine Bay
                          • Computers
                          • Everyday Use
                          • Having Around The House

                          Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                          These are one of those innovative products that help you save money over time. Long gone are the days when you have to buy air cans! That in itself should pique your interest!I live in an area where dust is very prevalant. I recommend using this product for when you want to remove dust and lints from various nooks and crannys.The 500W motor (0.75 horsepower) which produces 70CFM amount of air flow is more than sufficient for everyday use. I have yet to come across a computer where this was not enough power.Aside from just cleaning electronics this duster really helps keep my engine bay clean, which is where I use this duster the most. My cars engine bay has many areas where debris like to gather. It becomes difficult to reach some of these areas with my hands as it is very tightly spaced. This is where my duster does its job (well). Using the thin nozzle attachment I can blow away little pebbles with ease.I also love the fact that the material used to build this duster is durable and well made. It doesn't feel cheap in your hands at all.I have noticed that the duster can run hot when used for a long period of time or when you use the thin nozzle attachment. I guess a bit of stress is put on the motor as it is trying to push a large quantity of air through a smaller diameter/area. (a phenomenon that can be described with fluid mechanics, which I couldn't tell you because I've forgotten all my physics!) In any case, I simply turn off the duster for a short period of time to cool it off. It does impede in the dusting process but it's not a deal-breaker in my opinion.This duster is also useful for when you clean and detail your car. After washing your car, use the duster to blow away excess water and to remove water from the side mirrors so that they don't drip while you're cleaning your car!Metrovac is known for their quality parts and they did a great job with this duster!

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                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Nifty little duster

                          By grungeboy

                          from El Mirage, AZ

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Cleans Effectively
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Gentle
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Computers
                            • Everyday Use
                            • Having Around The House
                            • High-End Electronics
                            • Maintenance

                            Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                            Great for cleaning out PCs, dusting off blinds, and getting water out of your mirrors and grilles after you wash your car.

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Very powerful Duster

                            By traveler

                            from Philadelphia

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Cleans Effectively
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Computers
                              • Everyday Use
                              • Having Around The House
                              • High-End Electronics
                              • Maintenance

                              Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                              very small, very light, very powerful. I use it for blowing dust from high furniture, walls, doors, railings, garage shelves, under low sitting appliances and finally for computer, printer, TV, audio system. And MORE - window screens, window frames, kitchen cabinets, inside bath vanities, filing cabinets, electric outlets...

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                              5.0

                              Good value!

                              By FW

                              from Hamden, CT

                              About Me Value Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

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                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                    Used it to clean the inside of my computer. Very powerful and blew all the dust away. Way better than compressed air!

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                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Best Duster Ever!!!!!

                                    By Joe

                                    from Ohio

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Cleans Effectively
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Gentle
                                    • Quality Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Computers
                                      • Everyday Use
                                      • Having Around The House
                                      • High-End Electronics
                                      • Maintenance

                                      Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                      This product is the perfect solution to compressed air. It is 10 times more powerful than canned compressed air and you will never run out of air when needed most. We use them for personal and business needs. The company has saved over $ per year by purchasing this product.

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                                      • Business

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                                      4.0

                                      This really blows...in a good way

                                      By Comp. Teacher

                                      from Southampton, Pa

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Cleans Effectively
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Gentle
                                      • Quality Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Short Range

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Computers

                                      Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                      This simple does what is should. It blows air. Small investment will save money in not buying traditional canned air.
                                      One down side is that the cord could be longer.

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                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Great alternative to canned air

                                      By Keyboarder

                                      from College Station, Texas

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Cleans Effectively
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Quality Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Loud
                                      • Must Plug In

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Computers
                                      • Having Around The House
                                      • Maintenance

                                      Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                      I'll try not to rehash the information available from the manufacturer, but it really is a great replacement for canned air. I previously read reviews that stated it doesn't blow as strongly as canned air, which might technically be true compared to the first bursts of air from a can. But most cans eventually stop blowing hard after a few seconds until they're re-warmed, whereas the Electric Duster has a constant, forceful air stream.

                                      The manufacturer says it only costs about the same as 5 cans of air dusters. That might be true of large, non-flammable canned air, but I found the price comparable to between 15-20 of the cheapest cans available generally from hardware/department stores.

                                      Although it has a power switch, the constant air flow of the Electric Duster takes getting used to compared to intermittent bursts from cans. Previously I would do little burst of air to remove dust, but now if I'm not careful it will continue to force dust all over the place. That can be good and bad, but if used together with a vacuum cleaner, the airborne dust can be collected and controlled and I don't have to worry about wasting extra money with prolonged blowing.

                                      The unit is a bit larger and heavier than I expected, but the handle provides a great grip and the flexible tube and little attachments make up for the awkwardness of the unit's size and weight.

                                      The cord is long enough to use without need for an extension cord most of the time. It is rather loud, but it was expected and an acceptable trade-off for savings on cans, etc. Finally, although the manufacturer makes other products specifically for inflating things like air-mattresses, I think this could be used for that same purpose if care is taken not to let it overheat. The various adapters make it compatible with all sort of air nozzles.

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                                      • Personal

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