Black & Decker PAV1200W 12-Volt Cyclonic


  • 12-volt handheld automotive vacuum cleaner with pivoting nozzle
  • Cyclonic action keeps the filter clean and suction power constant
  • Fingertip on/off control; 16-foot power cord; 1-step emptying system
  • Accessories include a brush tool, hose, right-angled brush tool, and storage bag
  • Measures approximately 7-2/7 by 6-3/5 by 14-2/7 inches; 2-year warranty

The Black & Decker PAV1200W with exclusive pivoting action provides easy access to the hard to reach places in your car. It’s Cyclonic Action means the filter stays clean; power stays strong and it’s 1 step empty means your hands don’t touch the dirt. With an extended reach 16′ power cord, and on board accessories, the PAv1200W will go where you need it.

List Price: $ 56.00

Price: $ 35.57


  1. 336 of 344 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The BEST auto vacuum, April 19, 2009
    Howie (Dallas, TX USA) –

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    This thing is perfect! The things I looked for when shopping for my first auto vac were:

    1) Length of cord – plenty of legnth. DON’T EVER GO FOR A WIRELESS AUTO VAC! The suction power dies, and eventually, you’ll have 5 minutes of good suction per charge. The cord for this vac is too long – and that’s a good thing. Of course you’ll need a cigarette lighter input, which all cars should have. I am able to reach the back of my Scion tC with ease and extra cord available. And if you know anything about tC’s, they are small cars so you big car owners should have no problem at all.

    2) Suction power – Since this is a wired-type, there’s no need to worry about loss of suction power. With 12V, this thing will clean up your car pretty nicely. For those stubborn pieces of dirt, hair, cloth, etc. that stick to your car fabric, the brush attachment does wonders.

    3) Attachments – It comes with three attachments – a brush attachment, a rectangle-to-circle attachment to attach the brush, and a tube attachment to reach those hard-to-reach spots. This vac comes with a pivoting action end which is, in my opinion, genius. It really helps to access under the seats and under the side-ends of the back seats.

    4) Convenience – It’s lightweight, and comes with a bag, so you can carry it around for travel.

    All in all, this is the best auto vac solution. Don’t worry about the price – this thing is worth every penny.

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  2. 99 of 102 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    good enough, but not WOW, July 23, 2011
    Jenraider72 “Jen” (Northern New Jersey) –

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    I like this vac, but I can’t say I love it. If the suction were a bit stronger, I’d be giving it 5*. Although it doesn’t have the more powerful suction that I’d hoped for, it is still strong, and certainly much, much better than my previous auto vac. I will also add that I would probably do a better job when not holding the pocket cam in my other hand, so take that into consideration as well. That said, I am pleased with the performance and the features.

    AIR WATTS= 11 Bowl Capacity= 11.8 oz.(350 ml)
    CORD LENGTH= 16 ft. Replacement filter= PVF100
    Volts= 12V 2 Year Warranty

    The pivoting arm also has a smaller arm that extends out from the end if you choose to use it for the extra reach. While I was able to get the arm down next to the seats, it couldn’t go all the way down, which is what I will use the hose attatchment for. The arm did excel at getting in between the rear seats as I could hold the unit at such an agle as to easily reach deep in between the seat and back cushion to get all the crumbs that get pushed there over time.

    I haven’t used the rounded brush yet, however the small brush that fits onto the very end of the pivot arm extender is very useful in that it helps agitate the debris in the carpet fibers giving a much better pick-up than using the arm alone. The hose I have used once, and it works fine, however I found that I lost a bit of suction with it attatched.

    Emptying the unit is a breeze. You just flip up the lid, and dump it right into say, a plastic bag that you keep nearby as I did. The cord which plugs into a cigarette lighter wraps around the unit and has a clip on the end to keep it inplace. The 16 ft cord length is actually a very beneficial feature as I was easily able to reach the back of the car to vacuum the trunk. I like the fact that it’s corded also, because it seems to me that the cordless models would have less power to begin with, and that power would decrease as it’s in use; as well as the fact that you can only use them for a limited time before the need to recharge them. No such issues with a corded vac such as this PAV.

    You also receive a neat carrying case that is roomy enough to fit the vac and all attatcments inside without having to cram them or figure out the secret to making them fit back in like some other items that come with cases often do.

    There is no way to plug it in the home, and though I do see adapters that are marketed to use with this, the reviews on many of them say that they are not strong enough to power the vac. Originally, that was my plan, but I’ve since decided to just buy something else small messes in the home, ie a mini 2hp shop-vac.I will also post some pictures of the unit/accessories above as well.

    **Update**7/27/11– I found another way to clean deep along both sides of the bucket seats up front- I went to WalMart to purchase a micro tools kitSHOP VAC MICRO-CLEANING that is actually for a shop vac that Shop-Vac 5895100 2.0-Peak Horsepower AllAround EZ Series Wet/Dry Vacuum, 1.5-Gallon I also just purchased-and sure enough, the attatchments fit on the Black & Decker too, as they’re for any 1.25in hose. I also used the mini brushes to get into the vents and other tight spaces throughout the car. This discovery makes the Auto Vac even more useful.The kit is available on Amazon, but I checked Walmart online first, and found them in stock, as another reviewer said they were cheaper there. (If you do go to get the micro tools- they’re in the tools dept. by the shop vacs- not the vacuum aisle; or so they were in my area)

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