Shark IX141 vs IX140 vs IZ140/IZ142 vs IZ162H vs IZ163H vs IZ362H/IZ363HT vs IZ440H/IZ462H what’s the difference?(updated in Feb.2021)

The Shark Rocket IX140, IX141, Shark Rocket Pro IZ140, Shark Rocket Pet Pro IZ162H and IZ163H, Shark Cordless Anti-Allergen IZ362H, Pet Power IZ363H, Vertex Cordless IZ440H and IZ462H are battery powered stick and handheld 2-in-1 vacuum cleaners.

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The main difference between them that you should take into consideration is the battery, nozzle, wand, filtration.

Battery
This is one of the main factors to know. Some models have removable battery while some others have integrated battery.
The The Rocket Pet Pro IZ162H and IZ163H, Shark Cordless Anti-Allergen IZ362H, IZ363HT, Shark Vertex cordless IZ462H equipped with a removable battery which is easy to switch out whereas the IX140, IX141, IZ140, IZ142, Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless IZ440H have a built-in battery. With the swappable battery design, you can buy a second battery, use one and charge one to extend the running time.
The Vertex cordless IZ440H and IZ462H use a 25.2V battery pack while the others use 21.6V battery.
The run time is a bit different. Some run up to 40 minutes, some run up to 50 minutes while the
IZ462H has longest battery life when using as a hand vacuum in standard mode, it runs up to 60 minutes. The run time depends on the which modes you choose.

Filtration
The Rocket Pet Pro IZ162H and IZ163H, Cordless Anti-Allergen IZ362H,IZ363HT, Shark Vertex cordless IZ460H, IZ462H feature the Anti-Allergen Complete Seal system with HEPA Filter which is good for people who suffer from allergies.
While the IX140, IX141, IZ140 and IZ142 do not have these features.

Nozzle
The Shark Rocket Pro IZ140,IZ142, Pet Pro IZ162H, IZ163H, Cordless Anti-Allergen IZ362H,IZ363HT, Vertex cordless IZ460H, IZ462H feature a self-cleaning brushroll with Dirt Engage floor nozzle whereas the IX140 and IX141 have a standard floor nozzle.
According to Shark, if any hair wrapped around the self cleaning brushroll, continue cleaning will allow the brushroll actively removes pet and human, long and short hair from the roller. The Dirt Engage technology uses silicone fins to deliver direct contact on hard floors, helps remove stuck-on dirt; and brushroll digs into carpets and picks up embedded debris. The standard nozzle uses traditional bristle brush does not have these features.
The IZ460H and IZ462H also have dual rollers while the others do not have.

Wand
The Shark Rocket cordless IX140 and IX141, Rocket Pro IZ142 may come with a Standard Wand or a MultiFLEX Wand, the Rocket Pro IZ140, Rocket Pet Pro IZ163H, Vertex cordless IZ460H, IZ462H come with a MultiFLEX Wand, the Rocket Pet Pro IZ162H, Cordless Anti-Allergen IZ362H,IZ363HT come with a Standard Wand.
The MultiFLEX Wand can be bended to get under low furniture, and makes the vacuum able to stand by its own for neat storage. The Standard Wand is not flexible, you have to lean it against something to make it self standing for storage.

Headlight
The IX141,IZ162H,IZ163H,IZ362H,IZ363HT,IZ440,IZ462 have headlights on the nozzle to illuminate dark areas in front, while the IX140 and IZ140 do not have headlights.

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Attachment
The IX140, IZ140, IZ440H come with a Dusting Brush
and an 8-inch Crevice Tool.
The IX141,IZ142, IZ162H, and IZ163H come with a Pet Multi-Tool and an 8-inch Crevice Tool.
The IZ362H comes with a Crevice Tool, an Upholstery Tool, an Anti-Allergen Brush.
The IZ363HT comes with a Crevice Tool, a Dusting Brush, a Pet Multi-Tool, an Anti-Allergen Brush
The IZ462H comes with an Anti-Allergen Brush, a Pet Multi-Tool, and a Crevice Tool.

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Attachment package may vary from retailers to retailers, time to time.

Color
The IX140 is terracotta.
The IX141 is blue.
The IZ140 is teal.
The IZ142 is orange.
The IZ162H is magenta.
The IZ163H is raspberry.
IZ362H is blue.
Iz363HT is red.
IZ440H is purple.
IZ462H is blue.

Vacuum NameShark Rocket Cordless Stick Vac IX140Shark Rocket Cordless Stick Vac IX141Shark Rocket Pro Cordless Stick Vac IZ140Shark Rocket Pro Cordless Stick Vac IZ142Shark Rocket Pet Pro Cordless Stick Vac IZ162HShark Rocket Pet Pro Cordless Stick Vac IZ163HShark Cordless Anti-Allergen Stick Vacuum IZ362HShark Cordless Anti Allergen Pet Power Stick Vacuum IZ363HShark Vertex Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum IZ440HShark Vertex Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum IZ462H
ModelIX140IX141IZ140IZ142IZ162HIZ163HIZ362HIZ363HTIZ440HIZ462H
DesignStick and Handheld 2 in 1Stick and Handheld 2 in 1Stick and Handheld 2 in 1Stick and Handheld 2 in 1Stick and Handheld 2 in 1Stick and Handheld 2 in 1Stick and Handheld 2 in 1Stick and Handheld 2 in 1Stick and Handheld 2 in 1Stick and Handheld 2 in 1
Power SourceBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery Powered
Battery TypeLithium-ion BatteryLithium-ion BatteryLithium-ion BatteryLithium-ion BatteryLithium-ion BatteryLithium-ion BatteryLithium-ion BatteryLithium-ion BatteryLithium-ion BatteryLithium-ion Battery
Removable BatteryNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYes
Charging TimeApproximately 3 hoursApproximately 3 hoursApproximately 3 hoursApproximately 3 hoursApproximately 3 hoursApproximately 3 hoursApproximately 3 hoursApproximately 3 hoursApproximately 3 hoursApproximately 3 hours
Run Time10 to 40 minutes depends on selected modes10 to 40 minutes depends on selected modes10 to 40 minutes depends on selected modes10 to 40 minutes depends on selected modes10 to 40 minutes depends on selected modes10 to 40 minutes depends on selected modes10 to 40 minutes depends on selected modes10 to 50 minutes depends on selected modes10 to 50 minutes depends on selected modes10 to 60 minutes depends on selected modes
Charger IncludedYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Voltage21.6V21.6V21.6V21.6V21.6V21.6V21.6V25.2V25.2V
Watts181W181W181W181W181W181W181W181W281W281W
Amps8.38A8.38A8.38A8.38A8.38A8.38A8.38A8.38A11.15A11.15A
Dust Collection TypeBaglessBaglessBaglessBaglessBaglessBaglessBaglessBaglessBaglessBagless
Collection Capacity0.34 Dry Quarts0.34 Dry Quarts0.34 Dry Quarts0.34 Dry Quarts0.34 Dry Quarts0.34 Dry Quarts0.34 Dry Quarts0.34 Dry Quarts0.34 Dry Quarts0.34 Dry Quarts
On/OffYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Surface SettingCarpet or Bare FloorCarpet or Bare FloorCarpet or Bare FloorCarpet or Bare FloorCarpet or Bare FloorCarpet or Bare FloorCarpet or Bare FloorCarpet or Bare FloorCarpet or Bare FloorCarpet or Bare Floor
Motorized BrushrollYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Brush On/OffNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Self Cleaning BrushrollNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
DuoCleanNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
PowerfinsNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
HeadlightsNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Swivel SteeringYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Washable FilterYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
HEPA FilterNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Anti-Allergen Complete SealNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Wand TypeStandard Wand or MultiFlex WandStandard Wand or MultiFlex WandMultiFlex WandStandard Wand or MultiFlex WandStandard WandMultiFlex WandStandard WandStandard WandMultiFlex WandMultiFlex Wand
Weightabout 6.89 lbsabout 6.89 lbsabout 6.92 lbsabout 6.92 lbsabout 7.17 lbsabout 7.17 lbsabout 7.17 lbsabout 7.17 lbsabout 9.04 lbsabout 9.04 lbs
Dimensions10.24" X 7.09" X 46.1"10.24" X 7.09" X 46.1"10.24" X 7.09" X 46.1"10.24" X 7.09" X 46.1"10.24" X 7.09" X 46.1"10.24" X 7.09" X 46.1"10.24" X 7.09" X 46.1"10.24" X 7.09" X 46.1"10.23" X 9.65" X 46.46"10.23" X 9.65" X 46.46"
Attachmentsa Dusting Brush, an 8-inch Crevice Toola Pet Multi-Tool, an 8-inch Crevice Toola Dusting Brush, an 8-inch Crevice Toola Pet Multi-Tool and an 8-inch Crevice Toola Pet Multi-Tool, an 8-inch Crevice Toola Pet Multi-Tool, an 8-inch Crevice Toola Crevice Tool, an Upholstery Tool, an Anti-Allergen Brusha Crevice Tool, a Dusting Brush, a Pet Multi-Tool, an Anti-Allergen Brusha Dusting Brush and a Crevice Toolan Anti-Allergen Brush, a Pet Multi-Tool, and a Crevice Tool
Warranty5 year limited warranty on vacuum,2 year limited warranty on battery5 year limited warranty on vacuum,2 year limited warranty on battery5 year limited warranty on vacuum,2 year limited warranty on battery5 year limited warranty on vacuum,2 year limited warranty on battery5 year limited warranty on vacuum,2 year limited warranty on battery5 year limited warranty on vacuum,2 year limited warranty on battery5 year limited warranty on vacuum,2 year limited warranty on battery5 year limited warranty on vacuum,2 year limited warranty on battery5 year limited warranty on vacuum,2 year limited warranty on battery5 year limited warranty on vacuum,2 year limited warranty on battery

Otherwise, they are very similar.

Battery
When using without the nozzle as a hand vacuum, it has standard mode for general cleaning jobs and boost mode for tough tasks. The vacuum runs approximately 40 minutes in standard mode and 10 minutes in boost mode.
When using with the floor nozzle, you can choose Bare Floor/Area Rug setting or Carpet setting. In Bare Floor/Area Rugs setting, the brushroll spins slowly to clean bare floors and small area rugs.
In Carpet setting, the brushroll spins faster to clean carpets. The vacuum runs approximately 25 minutes in Bare Floor mode, 20 minutes in Carpet setting. You can also pull the Trigger on the handheld vacuum for an added boost in power. However, this drain the battery fast.
Takes approximately 3 hours for a full charge.
The vacuum cleaners have LED power and charging indicator near the handle to show you the battery status.
If you also consider a corded stick model, you can have a look at the ZS362 and LZ602, both of them are corded, equipped with a larger dust cup, and feature dual rollers with self-cleaning feature, and the LZ602 can even stand by its own.

CleanTouch Dirt Ejector
All of them feature Shark’s CleanTouch Dirt Ejector, Shark claims that it allows the users to empty the dust bin without getting hands dirty.

Washable Filters
They include washable pre and post motor filters.

Warranty
Carry 5 year limited warranty on the vacuum and 2 year limited battery warranty.

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Some questions and answers you may want to know before buying:

  • How many batteries do they come with?
    Only one.
  • Do they come with a charger?
    Yes
  • Do they self stand?
    No. If you want one that is free standing, you can take a look at the Shark stick vacuum that stands on its own – Apex Uplight.
  • Do they include a wall mount?
    No.
  • Can you turn off the brushroll to clean hard floors?
    No. When setting to bare floor mode, the roller continues rotating, but at a slower speed compared to carpet mode.
  • Can you detach the brushroll to clean it?
    No. Brushroll is not removable for cleaning. (Soft roller on the IZ440H and IZ462H can be removed to clean.
  • Are the filters washable?
    Yes. All the filters included are washable. But DO NOT use soap when cleaning the filters. Use water only.

Download manual to learn more:
https://m.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-ix140-iz140.pdf
https://m.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-iz163h.pdf
https://m.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-iz363ht.pdf
https://m.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-iz462h.pdf

More reading:
Shark Rocket Pro Cordless Stick Vacuums Comparison
Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuums Compare
Shark Rocket Pet Pro Cordless Stick Vacuum Comparison

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