A new look for an old standard, the Vaculine VacuValve CV5590 series universal full door central vacuum system inlet is an attractive cover with a solid color matte finish. This universal inlet style fits most systems and can be used for new homes or to upgrade most older inlets with an attractive clean look. The CV5590 series inlet is all vinyl with a metal spring door closure and long life silicone closure gasket. Easy to open and easy to use with a full 180° door and available in four colors including White, Ivory, Almond or Black. Ivory color inlet images used in the product description (this page).
The CV5590 series valve is a Universal inlet also called a standard connect or low-volt inlet. This inlet type is for use with both non-electric and universal dual-volt (pig-tail) type hoses.
Universal inlet's including the CV5590 full door are for use in new construction where you will most likely not clean with an electric attachment set, such as homes that will be mostly hard surface floors. Universal Inlets are also used most often in retro-installs (pre-existing homes) because they do not require 120V wiring to install and operate. If you are installing a system in a new home and have access to an electrician we recommend the use of Direct Connect (SuperValve) inlets such as the Hayden CV2050, CV2060, CV2070 or the Vaculine ElectraValve CV5595.
The CV5590 inlet uses 2 spring mounted contact pins inside the inlet opening connected to the low volt signal wire from the CVS power unit. The CVS power unit is activated (low-volt circuit is closed) when an all metal hose cuff, metal banded hose cuff or low voltage (switched) two wire hose is inserted into the inlet. Two screws on the back of the valve connect the low volt signal wire to the contact pins for operation. The valve is secured to the wall and mounting plate with two screws which are concealed under the full door. The CV5590 valve fits the vast majority of inlet mounting plates used in the past 20+ years, excluding older Nutone, Kenmore and Vacuflo. With two screws set at 3 7/8" apart vertically, the valve is secured to it's mounting plate. Adjusting the mounting plate screw tension allows use on uneven wall surfaces.
The valve face is 3.5" wide by 5.25" high (nominal) to match the standard size of an electrical outlet cover plate which are often mounted at the same height on the wall. The hose inlet opening is designed to match most CVS hoses on the market which are 1.5" in outside diameter. The actual inlet opening measures 1 17/32" inside diameter where the hose is inserted (front of the valve) and has a slight taper down to 1 15/32" in the back of the valve. This 1/8" taper accepts the standard 1.5" hose and grips it tighter as you push it into the inlet to prevent it from pulling out while cleaning.
If replacing old inlet valve doors you should measure the old door for coverage (3"W X 5"H), the distance between the mounting screws (3 7/8" apart center to center) and the valve opening in your mounting plate should be a minimum of 1 19/32" inside diameter not including the gasket which is a rubber o-ring in most mounting plates (about 1 5/8" with gasket). Chances are if your system is a brand other than Kenmore, Nutone or Vacuflo and was installed in the last 25+ years (or Nutone with rectangular inlets installed since 1994) then any Universal Inlet sold by Vacdepot should fit it. All attachment kits sold by Vacdepot that include a non-electric, low-volt or Universal (PT type) hose will fit this valve including Aspria Universal & LV kits, Hoover, Beam, Aspria, M&S Airvac, Nutone and more. Inlet only, mounting plate not included. If ordering for a new install you must order a mounting plate (Vaculine CV5566) for this valve. An Original Vacdepot Product Review
Sold 1 each, White in color. Requires mounting bracket (#CV5566) for new installations, sold separately.