Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5 Cordless

Maximum freedom of movement, maximum comfort: the VC 5 Cordless vacuum cleaner with a running time of up to 40 minutes saves the user from having to drag around a large unit.

The battery-powered VC 5 Cordless requires neither a power cable that gets in the way, nor a separate device that drags behind, making snagging and replugging in the cable a thing of the past. Vacuuming has never been so convenient or enabled so much freedom of movement. Its powerful 18 V lithium-ion battery lasts for up to 40 minutes. The VC 5 Cordless can be telescopically compacted for simple storage or while charging, thanks to the patented triple-telescope system. The strong performance of the VC 5 Cordless is thanks to a highly efficient emission-free motor, as well as the switchable Kärcher floor nozzle. The nozzle was developed specially for this device and consumes very little power, using its particularly compact design and special air channel to produce maximum power. For optimum cleaning results on all hard floors and carpets. A further highlight is the bagless filter systemwith integrated filter cleaning, which saves on expensive replacement filter bags. The filter box can be removed easily, ensuring rapid filter emptying.

Features and benefits
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5 Cordless: Long running time
Long running time
Up to 40 minutes run time at the lowest power level. Up to 11 minutes run time at the highest power level. Three-stage battery level indicator shows the remaining run time.
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5 Cordless: Three-stage power control
Three-stage power control
The power can be adjusted quickly and easily to suit the particular application.
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5 Cordless: Convenient charging
Convenient charging
Three-stage battery level indicator. Battery can be fully recharged in just three hours. Charging stop function and overload protection ensure that the battery is protected.
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.
  • Optimum adjustment of the suction tube to suit the user's height or the task being carried out.
Switchable floor nozzle with flexible joint
  • Excellent dirt pick-up on hard floors and carpets.
  • Excellent manoeuvrability and easy to clean under furniture.
Three-stage bagless filter system
  • No need to buy replacement filter bags.
  • Automatic filter cleaning when the filter cover is opened.
  • Empty the filter quickly and easily using the removable filter box.
Magnetic parking position
  • Quick and secure device parking during working interruptions.
  • Compact transportation of the device.
Detachable floor nozzle
  • Option to attach additional accessories for ideal cleaning in every area of the home.

Technical data

Battery platform Cordless
Vacuum Cleaner Type Vacuum cleaner, bagless
Battery voltage (V) 18
Runtime min. mode (min) min. 40
Runtime max. mode (min) max. 11
Battery type Lithium-ion battery
Battery charging time with fast charger 80%/100% (min) 144 / 180
Power supply for battery charger (V/Hz) 100 - 240 / 50 - 60
Weight without accessories (kg) 2.8
Weight incl. packaging (kg) 3.6
Dimensions (L × W × H) (mm) 182 x 261 x 621


  • Switchable dry floor nozzle, with flexible joint
  • 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 3 power levels
  • Upholstery nozzle
  • Soft grip handle
  • Telescopic suction tube
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5 Cordless
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5 Cordless
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5 Cordless
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5 Cordless
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC 5 Cordless
Application areas
  • Hard floors
  • Carpets
  • Textile surfaces
  • Stairs