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This practice identifies the method of presenting information on selected performance and physical characteristics of a vacuum cleaner. Information will be presented to consumers in the form of a buyer's guide, with cleaner characteristics as follows: brand, model number, weight of cleaner, bag capacity, maximum cleaning distance from outlet, cleaning ability, embedded dirt, maneuverability, maximum air power, quietness, and durability.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
1.1 This practice identifies the method of presenting information on selected performance and physical characteristics of a residential vacuum cleaner.
1.2 This information is intended to assist the consumer in comparing selected characteristics of vacuum cleaner models.
1.3 It is also intended that this information be presented in a manner that is meaningful and understandable to the consumer.
1.4 The characteristics are selected from those for which ASTM test methods have been developed.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F395 Terminology Relating to Vacuum Cleaners
F555 Test Method for Motor Life Evaluation of an Upright Vacuum Cleaner
F558 Test Method for Measuring Air Performance Characteristics of Vacuum Cleaners
F608 Test Method for Evaluation of Carpet Embedded Dirt Removal Effectiveness of Household/Commercial Vacuum Cleaners
F888 Test Method for Measuring Maximum Function Volume of the Primary Dirt Receptacle in a Vacuum Cleaner
F922 Test Method for Motor Life Evaluation of an Electric Motorized Nozzle
F1038 Test Method for Motor Life Evaluation of a Canister, Hand-held, Stick, and Utility Type Vacuum Cleaner Without a Driven Agitator
F1334 Test Method for Determining A-Weighted Sound Power Level of Vacuum Cleaners
F1409 Test Method for Straight Line Movement of Vacuum Cleaners While Cleaning Carpets
F2607 Test Method for Measuring the Hard Surface Floor-Cleaning Ability of Household/Commercial Vacuum Cleaners
F2608 Test Method for Determining the Change in Room Air Particulate Counts as a Result of the Vacuum Cleaning Process
F2756 Test Method for Determining Energy Consumption of Vacuum Cleaners