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BLACK+DECKER HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum

BLACK+DECKER HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster is handheld cordless vacuum cleaner powered with lithium ion battery, providing fade-free power and extended runtime. It is very affordable unit with enough suction power to do most tasks commonly required from such vacuum cleaners.

Published: July 23, 2018.

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BLACK+DECKER HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster Features

B&D HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster comes with transparent, extra large dirt bowl, allowing the user to clean larger amount of dirt, without stopping for emptying the unit. Also, transparent dirt bowl allows the user to see type and amount of vacuumed dirt.

Air filtration is provided by combining cyclonic action and mechanical cloth filter. It is far from being true HEPA air filtration, but it is rather good for the unit in this price range.

Since the unit is powered with lithium ion battery, suction power during operation is rather constant regardless of the battery charge level.

Long term maintenance costs are low, practically none - both dirt bowl and cloth filter are washable using soapy water. If, for some reason, cloth filter must be replaced, it is rather cheap.

Note: BLACK+DECKER HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster is designed for dry dirt only. Also, never use the unit with wet air filter or without the air filter at all. Such use can easily destroy the unit and render the warranty void.

Main vacuum nozzle is wide, allowing vacuuming even larger dirt and debris. To help clean specific places and types of dirt, unit comes with:

- Crevice tool - designed and used for cleaning narrow and tight areas and spaces like between car seats, cushions, mattresses, corners, edges etc.

- Brush tool - used for dusting smaller areas like keyboards, dashboards, tables, bookshelves and similar surfaces.

black and decker hhvi315jo42 dustbuster 2Unit is easy to store since it comes with wall-mount charging base, but the unit also can be placed vertically on the flat surface.

Note: when being stored on the wall-mount charging base, battery charger's cable jack still must be plugged into the unit!

HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster is simple and easy to use cordless vacuum, but just to be sure, read the manual/instructions before the very first use/charging.

When the battery is fully discharged, it takes around 10 hours for the battery to get fully charged. And when the battery is fully charged, according to the manufacturer, it is perfectly safe to leave the battery charger plugged in - just be sure to use battery charger that actually came with the unit.

The use of any other charger is strictly forbidden as it may cause unit to malfunction, it can cause battery overheating, even fire and explosion. Better safe than sorry!

BLACK+DECKER HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster Specifications

Lithium-ion battery voltage is 10.8 volts and its capacity is 1.5 Ah. Obviously, there are many other cordless units with much stronger batteries, but they are also more expensive units.

Transparent dust bowl capacity is 31.8 oz (~0.94 liters), which is rather large capacity for the unit of this type. Note that some dirt might fall out of the unit if the dirt bowl is really full and air filter is clogged by the fine dirt. In that case, empty the dirt bowl and tap the cloth filter few times so that fine dirt falls off the air filter.

With fully charged new battery and clean cloth filter, unit can provide up to 16 Air Watts of suction. Nice suction for the cordless unit in this price class.

Unit is compact (H x W x D - 7.5 x 13.5 x 5.5 inches, 19 x 34.3 x 14 cm) and lightweight (2.11 pounds, 0.96 kg), and can be easily used by elderly and kids (under supervision of adults).

Package includes: B&D HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster, Manual/Instructions, Jack Plug Charger, Wall Mount, Push-In Crevice Tool , Push-In Brush Tool.

If for some reason your unit didn't come with manual/instructions, it cane be downloaded from B&D Official page or from Amazon.

BLACK+DECKER HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster Cons

BLACK+DECKER HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster is nice little vacuum cleaner, but there are few things that can be improved:

- when being stored at the wall mount, unit must be manually plugged-in in order for charging to start.

- there is not battery charge level indicator or battery charging indicator or anything similar.

- also, there is not filter/clog sensor and the unit lacks LED headlights.

Despite these cons, this is little handheld vacuum that actually does its job of cleaning in emergencies and when planned.


BLACK+DECKER CHV1410L is extremely popular cordless, handheld vacuum cleaner which has many similarities with BLACK+DECKER HHVI315JO42. Also, these units differ in few, very important details.

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Both units are powered with lithium ion batteries, and provide very similar suction power - 16 AW HHVI315JO42 vs 15.1 AW CHV1510.

When the unit is 'just' placed on the docking station, charging automatically starts - no need to plug-in anything.

B&D CHV1510 has smaller dirt bowl, but the main cleaning nozzle is longer and acts as built in crevice tool. Also, CHV1510 model has flip-out onboard dusting brush, allowing the user to quickly change cleaning tool. If required, extendable crevice tool is also available and it comes by default with the unit.

BLACK+DECKER CHV1410L is longer, but also somewhat lighter unit.

For short: if you need cordless vacuum cleaner with larger dirt bowl, that is also somewhat cheaper, go for B&D HHVI315JO42 model. If you don't mind paying slightly more, go for B&D CHV1410L model.

For more reviews and recommendations, check BLACK+DECKER HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster Amazon link (link opens in the new window).

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