It’s pretty typical today to work on engines and transmissions with all battery-powered tools. However, when it comes to areas like Air Conditioning, that’s another story. When’s the last time you saw a cordless vacuum pump. Well, that’s our story today, we’re looking at the NAVAC NP2DLM cordless vacuum pump.
NAVAC NP2DLM Cordless Vacuum Pump Features
This NAVAC NP2DLM is a 2CFM pump that pulls down to 23 microns. Power comes from an 18-volt 5Ah battery delivering up to 45 minutes of runtime. In our testing, we measured just more than 42-minutes of runtime, so we call that close enough. You get a 1/4″ and 3/8″ flare inlet port, and of course a ball valve. The NP2DLM vacuum pump with the 5Ah battery is only 8-inches tall and 10-inches long. It weighs in at 8-pounds 9-ounces.
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A simple on/off button starts and stops the vacuum motor. We didn’t measure the decibel level with a meter, but the NAVAC NP2DLM cordless vacuum pump is well under the 85 dBA 8-hour limit set by OSHA. When you press the power button, there’s second or two delay before the motor starts and the motor ramps up to speed. This soft-start technology helps to protect electronics and other moving parts.
NAVAC NP2DLM Specifications
- Power: 18-volt 5Ah Li-Ion Battery
- Flow Rate: CFM 2
- Ultimate Vacuum: 23 micron
- Pump Design: Dual stage
- Inlet Ports: 1/4″ and 3/8″ Flare
- Oil Capacity: 5.4 oz.
- Dimensions: 9.2″ × 3.5″ × 7.5″
- Weight: 8.4 lbs.
We used the NAVAC cordless vacuum pump on our 1971 Oldsmobile 442 muscle car project. We just installed a new Vintage Air system in the car, so it was a brand new line system to test the NAVAC NP2DLM. It was quite impressive to see this tiny and quiet vacuum pump pull down the system within minutes. This seems like a great solution for the mobile mechanic or even an industrial mechanic working on heavy equipment in the field. The price will run a little north of $500, and you get the NP2DLM pump, 5Ah battery, charger, and nylon carrying case. Check them out at NAVAC Global.