Black & Decker PAV1200W Review – a portable vacuum cleaner for car

Black & Decker PAV1200W is a bagless hand held vacuum cleaner that is designed particularly for car cleaning. You don’t need to worry about the power, because this portable car vacuum is not battery powered, it plugs into 12V car outlet.

Here are the Pros and Cons of PAV1200W.


  • The power cord is long enough to reach everywhere in your car, it is easy to wind on a reel after you done.
  • The suction is OK for a handheld vacuum. Enough for routine car detailing task.
  • It’s lightweight.
  • Good for cleaning all spaces, including dashboard, carpet mats, instrumental panel, door panels, under pedals, under seats, between seats, decor, and more.
  • You can adjust the nozzle’s angle, this helps to clean tight spot easily, such as between and under the seats.
  • For light jobs, it works great. It can pick up most of the dust, hair, dirt, sand, crumbs, fine debris.
  • The attachments gets into those small spots without problems.
  • Its easy to empty.
  • The nozzle can be folded makes the vac compact and great for storage.
  • It comes with a storage bag, you can store the vacuum in the trunk neatly.


  • Cleaning the filter may take some effort.
  • This hand vac seems a bit bulky, makes it not easy to get into places from odd positions.
  • It’s suction isn’t powful enough for heavy duty cleaning. Don’t expect you can get the same results as a car wash or gas station vacuuming.
  • It needs to be emptied regularly.
  • The suction is a little weak while using the hose.
  • This vac doesn’t have plug for the regular outlet. Thus, without other kits, it cannot be used for indoor cleaning directly.

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Black & Decker PAV1200W Vacuum Cleaner Features and Details
Vacuum: Black & Decker 12V Automotive Pivoting Vac PAV1200W
Image: Black & Decker PAV1200W Bagless Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner
Model: PAV1200W
Design: Handheld
Surface Type: specifically for Car Cleaning
Price: Black & Decker PAV1200W price (MSRP) is $56.
Voltage: 12 V
Air Watts: 11 watts
Weight: 4.5 lbs
Power Source: Corded
Power Cord Length: 16 feet
Auto Cord Rewind: No
Bag Type: Bagless
Bin Capacity: 11.8 ounces
Filtration: PVF100, the filter is reusable and washable, should be replaced every 6 – 9 months
Onboard Tools: Crevice tool, Upholstery brush, Flexible Hose.
Cyclonic Action: This feature helps keep the filter cleaner and the suction powerful
Pivoting Nozzle: Offers better flexibility for cleaning almost any angle and reaching hard to reach spots. It can be folded under the appliance for easy and compact storage.
One-step Emptying System: Makes it easy to empty the dirt bin without touching the dirt.
On/Off Control: A fingertip on/off control switch.
Storage Bag: This vacuum includes a storage bag for convenient storage.
Dimensions: 7-2/7 x 6-3/5 x 14-2/7 inches
Warranty: 2 Year Warranty
Black & Decker PAV1200W Manual: Instruction Manual

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