Karcher VC4s Cordless Premium Vacuum Cleans Rug

Cordless Vacuum Cleaners

Kärcher cordless vacuums offer powerful suction and extended runtimes. Our 2-in-1 ultralight design easily converts to a hand vacuum.

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Our best cordless stick vacuum cleaners for the home

These top-notch stick vacs are loaded with advanced technology to offer serious cleaning power in an ultralight cordless design. For increased versatility, they also easily convert to a handheld vacuum in mere seconds.

Karcher VC 4i Bagless Cyclone

Bagless cyclonic system delivers consistent suction power to thoroughly clean household surfaces.

Washable HEPA 12 filter captures 99.5% of dust, mites and micro particles

Washable HEPA 12 filter captures 99.5% of dust, dirt, mites and micro particles, as well as larger items like pet hair.

Karcher VC4i 2-in-1 Stick Vac Hand Vac Design

2-in-1 design (cordless stick vacuum cleaner + handheld vacuum) provides versatile cleaning of floors, upholstery, car interiors and more.

Karcher VC4i Motorized Floor Nozzle Cleans Rugs

Motorized floor brush offers additional cleaning power for floor carpet and rugs. 180° Swiveling head easily navigates around objects.

Karcher VC 4i  Operating Buttons

The lithium-ion battery delivers up to 60 minutes of vacuuming in Eco mode (see table below).

VC4i Cordless Vac Cleans Under Sofa

Slim vacuum body allows you to reach difficult areas, such as under beds and furniture.

VC4i Cordless Vacuum Cleans Overhead Areas

Light weight and easy to use, weighs only 4 pounds (2.2 pounds in hand vac mode). Perfect for cleaning overhead.

Karcher VC4i Upholstery Nozzle Cleans Curtains

Upholstery and crevice nozzles included for even more uses - easily clean curtains, sofas, chairs and more!

Karcher VC4i Storage Base

Includes freestanding base for upright storage – no need to drill holes in your wall. The base stores all the accessories.

Karcher VC4s Cordless Vac Push Button Start
Karcher VC 4i Cordless Stick Vacuum Has Two Handles
Karcher VC 4i Has Powered Brush Roller
Karcher VC4s Cordless Vac Easily Converts to Hand Vac

See the ultra lightweight VC 4i in action

The VC 4i is an ideal lightweight (only four pounds with accessories) vacuum for everday cleaning, no matter the floor type or upholstery material. It's so easy to hold and use, your regular vacuum may see a lot less action!

Once you've finished your floor cleaning and other indoor cleanup, head out to the garage and give your cars a quick clean (without having to drag heavy equipment or cords around!) – vacuuming has never been this quick and convenient!

Reviews: See what others are saying about the VC 4i Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Good Housekeeping US

"Best Lightweight Stick Vacuum"

"Weighing in at just four pounds, this Karcher cordless model gets the job done without expending much effort or sacrificing any features."

Living a Fit and Full Life

"It's a terrific vacuum for those with allergies as it truly removes an amazing amount of dust and debris from surfaces ... I absolutely love that it's cordless ... and that it can operate as a hand vac or a stick vac."

The Kitchn

"The Best Stick Vacuums, According to the Best Experts"

What's New Dr. Frank? CBS, Washington DC

"Very light weight and the thing that’s amazing about it, is the suction. People are amazed about how much suction it actually [has]."

What can I clean with a Kärcher cordless vacuum cleaner?

Comparison Chart for Kärcher Cordless Stick Vacuums

Stick Vacuum Type

VC 4i

Cordless 2-in-1 

VC 4s

Cordless 2-in-1

VC 4s Premium

Cordless 2-in-1


Number of Cyclones

VC 4i

1

VC 4s

2

VC 4s Premium

2


Running Time (fully charged battery, see chart below)

VC 4i

Up to 60 mins

VC 4s

Up to 60 mins

VC 4s Premium

Up to 60 mins


Battery Type, Voltage

VC 4i

Li-Ion, 18-volt

VC 4s

Li-Ion, 18-volt

VC 4s Premium

Li-Ion, 18-volt


Motor Type

VC 4i

Brushless

VC 4s

Brushless

VC 4s Premium

Brushless


Filter

VC 4i

HEPA 12, washable

VC 4s

HEPA 12, washable

VC 4s Premium

HEPA 12, washable


Dust Collection

VC 4i

Bagless

VC 4s

Bagless

VC 4s Premium

Bagless


Dust Container Capacity (liters)

VC 4i

0.2

VC 4s

0.3

VC 4s Premium

0.3


Weight (without accessories)

VC 4i

2.2 pounds

VC 4s

2.7 pounds

VC 4s Premium

2.7 pounds


Floor Nozzle with Powered Brush Roll

VC 4i

Yes

VC 4s

Yes

VC 4s Premium

Yes


Premium Floor Nozzle with Soft Brush Roll

VC 4i

No

VC 4s

No

VC 4s Premium

Yes


Upholstery Nozzle

VC 4i

Yes

VC 4s

Yes

VC 4s Premium

Yes


Crevice Nozzle with Brush

VC 4i

Yes

VC 4s

Yes

VC 4s Premium

Yes


Base Station Type

VC 4i

Non-charging, storage only

VC 4s

Charging and storage

VC 4s Premium

Charging and storage


Body Color

VC 4i

Yellow

VC 4s

Yellow

VC 4s Premium

White


Sound Power Level

VC 4i

83 dB

VC 4s

79 dB

VC 4s Premium

79 dB


Warranty

VC 4i

3 Year Limited

VC 4s

3 Year Limited

VC 4s Premium

3 Year Limited


Included in Rapid Exchange Program

VC 4i

Yes

VC 4s

Yes

VC 4s Premium

Yes


MSRP

VC 4i

$249.99

VC 4s

$299.99

VC 4s Premium

$319.99


Part Number

VC 4i

1.198-254.0

VC 4s

1.198-283.0

VC 4s Premium

1.198-292.0


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes

The HEPA filter can be cleaned by holding it under running water. The cyclone cover can be cleaned in the same way. 

The filter should be air dried only – do NOT put the filter in a clothes dryer or attempt to dry with a hair dryer, as this could permanently damage the HEPA filter.

The VC 4i includes the following attachments:

  • Floor nozzle with brush roll*
  • Upholstery tool / nozzle
  • Crevice tool / nozzle

*some people also refer to this as an "agitator brush" or "beater bar". 

The buttons on the VC 4i control:

  • Power (On/Off)
  • Power Mode (High, Medium, Eco)
  • Brush Roll (On/Off)

Please see the image below. Note that the icons on your Kärcher Cordless Vacuum may appear different, but will have the same functions. 

Karcher VC 4i  Operating Buttons

Our cordless vacs excel at picking up pet hair! For floor cleaning, pet owners often clean with the brush roll powered on to assist in actively picking up the hair.

If you find the brush roll accumulating hair while you vacuum, it's easy to detach so that you can quickly clean it without the floor nozzle getting in the way. 

The upholstery nozzle is also great for removing dog and cat hair from sofas, chairs and more. 

Yes

The brush roll can be easily removed for cleaning or to replace with a new brush roll. Please see the owner's manual for specific instructions on how remove, clean and/or replace it. 

The VC 4i requires three to four hours to fully charge from empty. Less time is required if the battery is already partially charged.

Up to 60 minutes, depending on the power mode and attachment configuration. Please see the VC 4i Run Time chart above for detailed information.

The VC 4i's lithium-ion battery is 18v. 

The battery has been designed for the life of the product and does not need to be replaced. 

How long will the Kärcher VC 4i, VC 4s and VC 4s Premium run on a full charge?

The battery-powered VC 4i, VC 4s and VC 4s Premium run up to 60 minutes between charges, based on the selected power setting and configuration. Please refer to the chart below for approximate run times.

Power Mode

Eco

Configuration

Hand Vac

Approximate Run Time

60 minutes


Power Mode

Eco

Configuration

Stick Vac, Brush Roll Off

Approximate Run Time

60 minutes


Power Mode

Eco

Configuration

Stick Vac, Brush Roll On

Approximate Run Time

40 minutes


Power Mode

Medium

Configuration

Hand Vac

Approximate Run Time

30 minutes


Power Mode

Medium

Configuration

Stick Vac, Brush Roll Off

Approximate Run Time

30 minutes


Power Mode

Medium

Configuration

Stick Vac, Brush Roll On

Approximate Run Time

25 minutes


Power Mode

High

Configuration

Hand Vac

Approximate Run Time

12 minutes


Power Mode

High

Configuration

Stick Vac, Brush Roll Off

Approximate Run Time

12 minutes


Power Mode

High

Configuration

Stick Vac, Brush Roll On

Approximate Run Time

11 minutes


Why choose Kärcher cordless vacuums?

German Engineering. Quality Tested.
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