How long does it take to charge the batteries in a DustBuster or ScumBuster?

For all DustBusters® and ScumBusters® other than the FireStorm line. For newer, CEC chargers, please go here.

  1. The recommended charge time is a minimum of 16 hours. Charging overnight may not be the same as charging for 16 hours. (CEC chargers will charge in 9 hours, see above)
  2. Make sure the On/Off swith is in the "O" position. The unit will not charge if the switch is in any other position.
  3. While charging the charge indicator light (if equipped) will be illuminated.
  4. The batteries used in the DustBuster and ScumBuster will not develop a memory.
  5. While charging the unit might get warm to the touch. This is normal and not a reason for concern.
  6. The DustBuster or ScumBuster can remain on the charger indefinitely without damage or concern.
  7. You can not overcharge the DustBuster or ScumBuster batteries using the charger provided.
  8. The average run time of a fully charged Dustbuster  with a clean filter is 8-10 minutes. For a Scumbuster it will be 25-30 minutes. Please note that a DustBuster or ScumBuster is not designed to vacuum or scrub an entire room or house on one charge. Run times will vary depending upon model.
  9. Your unit may require several chargings before reaching the average run time.
  10. For best results empty and clean your unit after each use. Return the unit to the charger after each use.  
  11. The batteries use very little electricity and in most cases consume less than half the amount of electricity used by a common night light.

To review troubleshooting procedures for the DustBuster and ScumBuster please click here

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