Karcher has launched on the market a battery-powered electric broom for commercial users, the EB 30/1. With its roller brush and dirt container, this newly developed EB 30/1 model is broom and dustpan in one. EB 30/1 can be used to pick up dirt from hard floors and carpets quickly, quietly (59 dB(A) and reliably during business hours. The extended battery running time makes this robust electric broom a useful aide for, among others, office cleaners, hotels, restaurants and shops.
The EB 30/1 has a foot-operated on/off pedal. At 90 mm high, the EB 30/1 unit is flat enough to reach beneath radiators and furniture with low ground clearance. EB 30/1 picks up loose dirt to within just 2 mm of its edges. The telescopic broomstick has a push handle and can be adjusted to suit the operator’s height, while a universal joint enables it to move in all directions. When not in use, it locks into the vertical position.
The EB 30/1 is cordless, so practically no set-up time is required. The broom is quickly to hand when needed and, along with fine dirt, sweeps even larger items such as crown caps and popcorn into the one-litre dirt container. The electrically powered roller brush sweeps very vigorously at a high rev count even when the unit is not on the move, which makes it especially useful in corners.
The electric broom can run for roughly 30 minutes on carpets and 45 minutes on hard floors before the powerful nickel metal hydride battery requires recharging. Charging time can be reduced from 12 hours to 50 minutes using the optional fast charger. Batteries can be swapped to permit uninterrupted working. No tools are required to change batteries or remove the roller brush. Any hairs that get wound round the brush can be removed by running a knife along a specially designed groove to sever them.