Falcon-1/3 Safety Guide

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How To Assemble Your Falcon-1/3 Vacuum

Step 1

Remove the vacuum and hose from the packaging.

Step 2

To connect the hose, loosen the ribbed nut by turning it by one full rotation counter-clockwise.

Step 3

Insert the steel hose cuff and tighten the ribbed nut clockwise until snug.

Step 4

Centaur’s packaging is 100% recyclable. Recycle the packaging that your vacuum arrived in.

How to Operate And Care For Your Falcon-1/3 Vacuum

Before Starting Your Falcon-1/3 Vacuum

Please read and understand the safety guidelines before operating this vacuum cleaner.

Step 1

Release upper latches on the sides of the vacuum tank.

Step 2

Remove the motor-head from the tank.

Step 3

Inspect the filter, ensure the correct filter is installed for the desired application. Cloth Filter (left) for Dry Pick-Up. Mesh Filter (right) for Wet Pick-Up.

Step 4

Inspect tank, make sure it is empty and has been cleaned and dried.

Step 6

Replace the Adaptor Ring and secure lower latches; replace Motor Head and secure upper latches.

Step 7

Plug power cable into 120V (50/60Hz) North American power receptacle.

Step 8

The vacuum is now ready to be turned on for use.

How To Set-Up Your Falcon-1/3 For DRY Vacuuming

Step 1

Release the latches and remove the motor head.

Step 2

Insert the DRY cloth filter snuggly over the metal rim of the adaptor ring.

Step 3

Replace the motor head assembly and secure the upper latches.

Step 4

Connect the hose to the intake. Refer to "How to Assemble Your Falcon-1/3" for instructions. Attach desired tools to the hose.

How To Set-Up Your Falcon-1/3 For WET Vacuuming

Step 1

Release the latches and remove the motor head.

Step 2

Insert the WET mesh filter snuggly over the metal rim of the adaptor ring.

Step 3

Replace the motor head assembly and secure the latches.

Step 4

Connect the hose to the intake. Refer to "How to Assemble Your Falcon-1/3" for instructions. Attach desired tools to the hose.

How to Maintain Your Falcon-1/3

Step 1

Keeping your vacuum clean will ensure years of worry-free operation

Step 2

After each use, remove any contents or once the tank is 3/4 full. Drain all liquids from the tank.

Step 3

Cleaning the tank: Rinse the tank with warm soapy water, drain and towel dry. Wipe the outside of the tank with a damp cloth.

Step 4

Inspect motor head, make sure the underside is clean and any residual moisture has been dried with a towel.

Step 5

Store the power cord loosely coiled, utilizing the wrap strap (as pictured) to secure it to the handle; this will reduce the strain on the cable connection.

How To Maintain Your Falcon-1/3 Filters

Cloth and wet filtration are included with Falcon-1/3 vacuums. Fine dust and slurry filtration are optional.

Dry Cloth Filter

Part # 1E46024
Maintenance: This filter is machine or hand washable with warm water and soap / laundry detergent, air dry.

Wet Mesh filter

Part # 1E46221
Maintenance: Hand wash with warm soapy water, air dry.

Fine Dust Filter

Part # 1E46222
Maintenance: This filter should NOT be washed with water; it can be cleaned by a soft cloth or with a burst of compressed air.

Slurry Filter

Part # 1E46223
Maintenance: Hand wash with warm soapy water, air dry.

Filters for Your Falcon-1/3 Vacuum Cleaner

Washable Dry Cloth Filter for Falcon-1/3/5

Falcon-5 Dry Cloth filter
ItemPart #
Washable Dry Cloth Filter for Falcon-1/3/51E46024

Ringed Dry Cloth Filter for Falcon-1/3/5

Falcon-5 Dry Cloth filter
ItemPart #
Ringed Dry Cloth Filter for Falcon-1/3/51E46020

Wet Filter for Falcon-1/3/5

ItemPart #
Wet Filter for Falcon-1/3/51E46221

Ringed Wet Filter for Falcon-1/3/5

ItemPart #
Ringed Wet Filter for Falcon-1/3/51E46220

Micro Fine Dust Filter for Falcon-1/3/5

Falcon GRAY micro fine
ItemPart #
Micro Fine Dust Filter for Falcon-1/3/51E46222

Slurry Filter for Falcon-1/3/5

Falcon Slurry Filter
ItemPart #
Slurry Filter for Falcon-1/3/51E46223

Technical Specs for The Falcon-1/3

FALCON-1

FALCON-3

Centaur Falcon-1 Wet/Dry Vacuum

45 L Wet/Dry Vacuum

(#1W12111)

Centaur Falcon-3 Wet/Dry Vacuum

45 L Wet/Dry Vacuum

(#1W12130)

Primary ApplicationWet/Dry ApplicationWet/Dry Application
Dirt Collected IntoTankTank
Electrical Supply110 V – 15 A Outlet 50/60 Hz110 V – 15 A Outlet 50/60 Hz
MotorTwo-Stage Motor 1050 WBy-Pass Motor 1340 W
Operational Electrical Demand705 Watts / 6.3 Amps765 Watts / 6.7 Amps
Recovery Capacity45 L / 12 GAL45 L / 12 GAL
Noise Level72 dBA74 dBA
Airflow135 CFM150 CFM
Water Lift80 inches90 inches
Machine Weight40 lbs (18 kg)42 lbs (19 kg)
Cable Length40 ft (12 m)40 ft (12 m)
Hose (1.5″ Dia.) Length10 ft (3 m)10 ft (3 m)
Power Brush Receptacleincludedincluded
HEPA Filtrationnot availablenot available
Drain Hose & Tool Caddyavailable on deluxe modelavailable on deluxe model
Wet/Dry Toolkit (Optional)w/ Tool Kit #76 (#1B49976)w/ Tool Kit #76 (#1B49976)