Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5

Small but strong: The bagless Kärcher VC 5 handheld vacuum cleaner can be stored in the smallest spaces, yet cleans just as thoroughly as a canister vacuum cleaner.

The exceptional VC 5 by Kärcher proves that a vacuum cleaner does not have to be large to be powerful. Despite its small size, the handheld vacuum cleaner dazzles with its unique cleaning performance that effortlessly puts it on a par with large canister devices. Thanks to its patented triple-telescope system, the device can be reduced to half its size. Simply press a button and push together – the vacuum cleaner is one of the most compact in the world and can be stored in even the smallest household. The VC 5 owes its strong performance to its switchable Kärcher dry floor nozzle with flexible joint. The nozzle was developed specially for this device and has low power consumption, using its particularly compact design and special air channel to produce maximum power. A further highlight is the bagless filter system with integrated filter cleaning, which saves on expensive replacement filter bags. The filter box can be removed easily, ensuring rapid filter emptying. The VC 5 is a little powerhouse with extremely high performance.

Features and benefits
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5: Triple-telescopic suction tube
Triple-telescopic suction tube
The device can be reduced to half its size at the push of a button. Easily stored in the smallest of spaces. Individual size adjustment.
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5: Switchable dry floor nozzle with flexible joint
Switchable dry floor nozzle with flexible joint
Excellent cleaning performance like large canister vacuum cleaners. Excellent manoeuvrability and easy to clean under furniture.
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5: Three-stage bagless filter system
Three-stage bagless filter system
No need to buy replacement filter bags. Reliable dirt absorption in the device.
Two-stage filter cleaning function
  • Automatic filter cleaning when the filter cover is opened.
Removable filter box
  • Removing the filter from the device is extremely easy.
  • Quick and easy filter emptying.
Magnetic parking position
  • Quick and secure device parking during working interruptions.
  • Compact transportation of the device.
Four-stage power control
  • The power can be adjusted quickly and easily to suit the particular application.
Detachable floor nozzle
  • Option to attach additional accessories for ideal cleaning in every area of the home.
2 cable hooks with quick-release function
  • Cable allows for space-saving storage on the rear of device and easy removal thanks to the rotating hook design.

Technical data

Vacuum Cleaner Type Vacuum cleaner, bagless
Operating radius (m) 8.5
Sound power level (dB(A)) 77
Cable length (m) 7.5
Supply voltage (V/Hz) 220 - 240 / 50 - 60
Weight without accessories (kg) 3.2
Weight incl. packaging (kg) 3.9
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) 182 x 261 x 621

Scope of supply

  • Switchable dry floor nozzle: with flexible joint
  • HEPA-filter Type: HEPA hygiene filter (EN 1882:1998)
  • Upholstery nozzle
  • Telescopic suction tube, material: aluminium


  • Removable filter box: with main and long-life filter
  • Filter cleaning function: for main and long-life filter
  • Parking position: with a magnet
  • Power control: with 4 power levels
  • Soft grip handle
  • 2 cable hooks: with quick removal function
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5
Application areas
  • Hard floors
  • Carpets
  • Textile surfaces
  • Stairs