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Which type of hose do I buy?

Are you at all confused about the different types of central vacuum hoses? Maybe you're asking,  what is standard, turbo, pigtail and direct connect?  We hope the following explanation takes the mystery out of which type of hose to buy. First, let's look at the two types of central vacuum inlets so you can determine which type of inlets you have and then which type of hose you need.

Standard Central Vacuum Inlets:

Standard Inlets are non-electrical inlets. These inlets require low voltage for turning the vacuum system on or off. These inlets have NO electrical capability. If electrical attachments are used (i.e. powerhead), then you need to use a central vacuum hose called a Pigtail Hose. This Hose has a powercord attached to it and in addition to connecting the hose to the inlet, there will be a 4 to 8 foot power cord (usually referred to as a Pigtail) that plugs into an electrical outlet for electricity. NOTE: Standard inlets will not work with direct connect hoses which are for electric outlets. Standard inlets use either a pigtail, standard, or turbo hose . Having a powerhead with a standard hose it must have a 6 ft electricpigtail 

Using a Turbine Powerhead or stander tools you just need a Standard straight hose . 

A Turbine powerhead is powered by the air of your vacuum and so no electricity is required.

Standard inlet shown below  
These inlets can also take a Standard Hose that does not have a electrical pigtail or a Electrical pigtails hoses
(Note Budd Central Vacuum units may have a different inlets )
 
 
Electric Central Vacuum Inlets

Electric Inlets can be used with any standard, turbo, pigtail or direct connect hoses but they are designed fordirect connect hoses. These inlets require low voltage wiring AND electrical wiring. The low voltage wiring is used to turn the vacuum system on or off. The electrical wiring provides electricity to the powerhead that is used to clean carpet. The direct connect central vacuum hose has electrical wire running through the hose and the end that plugs into the inlet has prongs that fit into the inlet for electricity to the powerhead. 
IF YOU HAVE THESE TYPE OF INLETS SHOWN ABOVE ALL THE HOSES WE SELL WILL FIT YOUR SYSTEM
THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS BUDD VACUUM SYSTEMS YOU MUST USE BUD HOSE IF YOU HAVE BUDD INLETS
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