The EBK340CNL Powerbrush is an excellent upgrade for older power nozzle designs and an excellent addition to systems without a powered carpet nozzle. The 340CNL model is universal and can be used with most any button lock 1.25" wand, which is the standard connection system used in central vacuum systems. Power is supplied to the 340CNL by a cord on the nozzle which is routed up the wand and connected into the handle of a powered hose. If you need to replace an older corded powerbrush the EBK340CNL will fit most systems without the need for an additional wand or new hose. The 340CNL's power cord uses a standard 2 pin power brush plug and features a spiral at the end for use with either straight wands or telescopic wands like the Myraton MYR6746.
German Engineering is a common saying often used to denote quality and precision. The EBK340 Power Brush is everything we expect from the minds of German engineers at Wessel Werk, surpassing both performance and functionality of domestic and Asian import power brush fare.
EBK(electro-brush-combination) 340 (width in mm) C (corded) NL (no light).
The Wessel-Werk EBK340 has been in use as dozens of nameplates including domestic and import canister and central vacuums worldwide for years. Now the EBK340 has become available for those looking to upgrade their old power brush or add a powerbrush to their existing straight suction vacuum system. The EBK340CNL is an exceptional value with the power and features needed to clean carpeting of any type and hard floors too. The "CNL" version omits the standard headlight and includes a standard button lock neck and power cord.
There are many special components that lend themselves to the EBK340's phenomenal cleaning ability. Perhaps most importantly, the EBK340 uses the most reliable power transmission system in use today; the Geared Belt Drive. Transferring the full power of the brush motor to the spinning brush (and furthermore to your carpets) is what sets this power brush apart from the others.
The geared belt (sometimes called "cogged" or "toothed", colored red in the photo below) far surpasses traditional flat belt products because it does not rely on the stored tension of rubber to transfer the motor's power to the brush roll. Both motor and brush roll are geared and matched to the belt, which provides tensionless power to the roller for faster speed, consistent motion and the highest reliability for cleaner carpets with less effort.
Spinning the brush fast is one of the most important factors of power brush carpet cleaning. Faster brushes increase the bristle contact to the carpet fibers for better brushing action. It also increases agitation to bring embedded soil to the surface, at the same time creating an auger action that reduces the tendency to spatter, unlike slower brushes that tend to spread dirt around before it can be pulled into the vacuum's air stream.
This single feature and benefit is so important we have devoted an entire article to the subject along with a in-depth look inside the EBK340, see the article EBK340: GEARED AGAINST THE MACHINE.
Never Fail Belt System
If you have ever used a vacuum for any amount of time you will have most likely also replaced its belt, probably more than once, and perhaps several times. Many vacuums and power brushes use a flat belt made of rubber. The geared drive system of the EBK340 uses a fiberglass reinforced toothed belt similar to that of an automotive timing belt with embedded fiberglass strands for superior strength.
The geared belt of the EBK340 is also the widest we have seen in a vacuum power brush and will last for many years, most likely never requiring replacement with normal use. Driven by a powerful full size brush motor with lifetime lubricated ball bearing shaft, the EBK340 comes ready to work.
The entire geared belt drive system is protected with a patented motor protection integrated circuit that will detect any problem in the brush before it can cause damage and will shut power off to the nozzle. No longer does vacuuming up the dog's chew toy mean you have to drop everything and run to the vacuum store for a new belt.
With the EBK340 you need only remove the obstruction, plug in your vacuum and start cleaning again. Equipped with two top mounted LED indicator lights you will always know when your brush is operating correctly as with a green indicator, or when the brush action has stopped as signaled by a red light.
With some older vacuums the brush roller belt runs in "dirty air", the same path where vacuumed debris travels to the bag. The EBK340's belt rides in its own clean path, away from paper clips and staples. And because the geared belt system does not rely on large flat surface contact to drive the brush you have more space under the nozzle for cleaning brushes, plus better edge cleaning on both sides.
The EBK340 also gives us many other great features including the auger bristle arrangement that brings the dirt and debris to the center of the nozzle where it is pulled into the wide throat. Developed in an airflow testing facility, the EBK340's airflow dispersal pattern guided by a unique housing design applies even and consistent suction across the entire cleaning path.
The EBK340 has other features that directly affect the use of the nozzle including the full tilt/swivel connector. Allowing for a full range of motion, the nozzle connector will tilt completely back to the floor and swivel fully from left to right, allowing easy nozzle driving by the user. The nozzle connector locks into the upright position for quick parking while in use, so you can easily pause your cleaning to answer the door or move an object from your cleaning path. The EBK340 is also wrapped in a full non-marring bumper to protect both the nozzle and your furniture without leaving marks on your baseboards.
The nozzle's bottom plate is equipped with four independent wheels. Two front "helper" wheels assist in transferring the nozzle from one surface to another, easily navigating transitions including thresholds. Set on independent and lubricated steel axels the rear wheels are over-width for smooth movement on even the thickest of pile carpeting. Differing from other nozzles, the EBK340 rear wheels and axels are connected together and rotate within the nozzle's main body, similar to the rear wheels of an automobile.
No more squeaky wheels, no wheels "snapping off" their plastic mounts. Furthermore the bottom plate is void of floor damaging protrusions with all metal screw heads recessed and wheels that are covered with a soft vinyl tread. The EBK340 is well at home on hard surfaces too and great for vacuuming mattresses to remove dust mites safely and easily.
The EBK340 is constructed with precision components, which are balanced for vibration and noise, lending to quiet use of a central cleaning system. Even the power brush body is balanced for truly straight tracking and the wide 13.5" (340mm) cleaning path remains highly mobile thanks to the full tilt, swivel connector. The EBK340 is an outstanding asset for any CVS system, and will greatly increase the carpet cleaning performance of both new and older CV Systems.
The EBK340CNL requires a powered vacuum hose and button locking wand, not included.
Sold 1 each, black in color.