Element® Central Vacuum Systems offer two types of power unit filtration-- Permanent Filter and Disposable Bag. Both are full-featured, powerful systems that provide a superior cleaning experience. Element power units are rated by square footage, although the best system for your home may be rated at a higher square footage, depending on your layout and chosen system options. Your central vac dealer will recommend the best unit to provide you with maximum cleaning power.

Permanent Filter 

Element Permanent Filter Filtration Power UnitElement's dual-filtration design with cyclonic action provides consistent vacuum power and protects your indoor air quality. Best of all, it features a permanent filter, which never needs replaced. With Element, you'll enjoy hassle-free cleaning performance year after year. 

  • Proven motor performance translates into strong vacuum power
  • Filter shroud deflects heavy dirt particles and deposits them into the dirt canister
  • Self-cleaning, permanent CleanShield® filter captures fine dust particles, eliminating the need for an outdoor exhaust
  • High-capacity, translucent dirt canister only needs emptied 3-4 times per year
  • On-board inlet valve and on/off switch allows convenient cleaning at the power unit location
Element Central Vacuum Inverted Filter Power Unit

Permanent Filter Unit Specifications
Model 1300 1700 2300
Recommended Home Size up to 3,500 sq. ft. up to 7,000 sq. ft. up to 12,000 sq. ft.
Sealed Vacuum (H20 Lift) 125" 141" 151"
CFM Max 121 124 136
Max Air Watts* 520 575 707
Volts 120 120 120
Max/Avg. Amps** 14.0/11.3 15.7/12.4 14.7/12.2
Collection Capacity 6 gallons 6 gallons 6 gallons
Level of Quietness*** 66.7 dBA 64.7 dBA 67.9 dBA
CarbonCapture Filter No No Built-in

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Disposable Bag

Element Disposable Bag Power UnitElement Disposable Bag (DB) power units take central vacuum cleaning to the next level by ensuring you never have to touch the dirt, even when the vacuum is full! The units feature durable, triple-layer filter bags that do not let any dust escape. Since the outside of the CleanShield bag is never exposed to dirt, neither are you. Simply remove, seal and replace the bag ensuring the cleanest experience possible. 

  • Eliminates 100% of vacuumed dirt, dust and allergens from your home
  • Replaceable CleanShield filtration bag filters particles as small as .3 microns
  • Powerful, high-performance motor delivers strong vacuum power
  • DB7000, DB8000 and DB9000 models feature a CarbonCapture® Filter (designed to last the lifetime of the motor) to eliminate carbon dust from escaping the motor compartment
Element Central Vacuum Disposable Bag Power Unit

Disposable Bag Unit Specifications
Model DB3000 DB5000 DB7000 DB8000 DB9000
Recommended Home Size up to 3,000 sq. ft. up to 5,000 sq. ft. up to 8,000 sq. ft. up to 12,000 sq. ft. up to 22,000 sq. ft.
Sealed Vacuum (H20 Lift) 129" 133" 158" 151" 208"
CFM Max 95 123 110 136 122
Max Air Watts* 522 560 601 707 903
Volts 120 120 120 120 240
Max/Avg. Amps** 13.4/10.6 13.2/10.5 14.8/12.1 14.7/12.2 13.8/11.0
Bag Capacity 4 gallons 6 gallons 6 gallons 6 gallons 6 gallons
CarbonCapture Filter No No Yes Yes Yes
Level of Quietness*** 59.7 dBA 62.6 dBA 67.0 dBA 67.9 dBA 70.0 dBA

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MX2500 Power Unit

The MX2500 power unit is a powerful solution for condos, townhouses and even tiny homes! Measuring only 20" tall with a 10" diameter it offers a small footprint with big benefits. It features top-loading, dirt-free technology by utilizing a 3-gallon CleanShield filter bag that filters particles as small as .3 microns. The CleanShield bag along with a secondary permanent filter provides dual filtration and improves indoor air quality in your home. The MX2500 power unit is recommended for homes up to 2,500 sq. ft. and features a 3 year warranty.

MX2500 Unit Specifications
Recommended Home Size Sealed Vacuum (H20 Lift) CFM Max Max Air Watts* Volts Max/Avg. Amps** Bag Capacity
up to 2,500 sq. ft. 120" 100 501 120 10.8/9.0 3-gallons

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interVac Model 660 Condo Unit

interVac Model 660 is available in both surface and flush mount models. They are perfect for new construction, replacing an existing system or adding an additional unit to a home. The 660 condo unit is easy to install and measuring at 11-1/2" x 19-7/8" x 7-3/4", it features the industry's smallest power unit footprint! It offers hypoallergenic filtration, an integrated rib system in the debris chamber for bag compaction without losing vacuum power and an on-board inlet valve. The interVac Model 660 is recommended for homes up to 2,500 sq. ft., features a 2-gallon filter bag capacity and is covered by a 3 year warranty. 

interVac Model 660 Unit Specifications
Recommended Home Size Sealed Vacuum (H20 Lift) CFM Max Max Air Watts* Volts Level of Quietness*** Bag Capacity
up to 2,500 sq. ft. 122" 121 660 120 70.0 dBA 2-gallons

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*ASTM recognizes air watts as air power and is defined as "above the floor cleaning potential."
**Maximum amps refer to the potential amount of current if the power unit is running in a stand-alone situation (no tubing or accessories attached). Average amps refer to the actual amount of current used when the power unit is in typical operation (installed, with accessories attached).
***ASTM draft F11.50.17 test method was used to determine dB(sub>A ratings. Sound levels were measured at 6' from the power unit.