Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
Tineco A10 Hero is convertible 2-in-1 cordless and bagless vacuum cleaner. It is designed to be used as lightweight cordless stick vacuum cleaner and as powerful handheld vacuum. As such, it is rated at 350 watts, providing plenty of suction, especially in the Max mode.
Tineco A10 Hero can be used as the main vacuum cleaner in smaller homes and apartments, dorms and similar. Also, it is very good choice as a second vacuum cleaner in larger homes and apartments and as vacuum cleaner in emergencies.
Tineco A10 Hero Features and Specifications
Tineco A10 Hero is powered with 6-cell, 21.6 V, 2000 mAh lithium ion battery, providing enough energy for up to 25 minutes of operation using 'Normal' suction mode and up to 7 minutes in 'Max' suction mode, in handheld configuration, using non-motorized cleaning attachment.
Tineco A10 Hero is rated at 350 watts and in Max suction mode it delivers respectable 110 Air Watts of power - this is power in the range of similarly designed, but corded lightweight stick vacuums.
Main motor features safety system in the form of thermal switch - if the air flow through the unit is decreased, motor may overheat. In that case, thermal switch powers off the unit. If that happens, check the unit for clogs and blockages, empty the dirt bin, check the filters and let the unit cool down for 45-50 minutes.
Main body weight is just 2.87 pounds (1.3 kg), allowing the unit to be used even by elderly people and kids (under supervision by adults, of course).
Tineco A10 Hero is designed to be quickly converted from stick vacuum to handheld unit and back and it can be used for vacuuming floors and elevated surfaces, up to the ceiling - cleaning attachments can be connected to both the cleaning wand and to the handheld unit.
When the unit arrives, the battery is charged at ~30% for safety reasons. So, when the unit arrives, be sure to read the manual first and then charge the battery for ~3 hours, after which the unit can be freely used.
Note: Tineco A10 Hero comes with a single battery. If another battery is required, it can be ordered later, just like a Tineco battery charger with two cables, for charging two batteries at the same time.
When Tineco A10 Hero arrives, the box contains handheld unit with the battery, cleaning wand (tube), multi-floor main cleaner head with LED headlights, crevice cleaning attachment, mini power brush, 2-in-1 dusting brush, battery charger and docking station (storehouse).
Multi-floor main cleaner head features motorized brushroll, low profile, swivel mechanism and LED headlights.
As its name suggests, the multi-floor main cleaner head is designed for vacuuming carpeted areas, rugs, and even various bare floors. It is rather gentle to the bare floors, but before using it on sensitive wooden floors, test it on a small patch - better safe than sorry.
Brushroll is of common design and it does its job well. However, there isn't any mechanism to get rid of the tangled human and pet hair and it is up to the user to periodically clean the brushroll.
Multi-floor main cleaner head features very low profile and is able to reach under most beds and sofas. Thanks to the LED headlights, user can easily spot dirt in both low-light and daylight conditions.
Also, the multi-floor main cleaner head is lightweight cleaning tool with two larger wheels and swivel mechanism, allowing it to be very maneuverable over various surfaces.
Crevice cleaning attachment is long and narrow cleaning tool, being able to reach and clean edges, corners, gaps, between car seats and mattresses and other similar areas.
Mini power brush features small powered brushroll that can be used for vacuuming small carpets, carpeted stairs, sofas and similar. As the brushroll rotates it set loose deeply embedded dirt, which is then picked up by strong air flow. Also, it pulls out easily pet and human hair, lint, fibers and other similar dirt.
On the other hand, mini power brush tool is not maintenance-free tool and periodically it is up to the user to clean its brushroll.
2-in-1 dusting brush is used for cleaning more sensitive upholstery and other similar surfaces that are too delicate to be cleaned/vacuumed by mini motorized brush. Also, 2-in-1 dusting brush is used for dusting elevated surfaces, with or without the use of cleaning wand.
Tineco A10 Hero comes with one lithium ion battery and thus with the battery charger with the single charging cable.
Battery is easily detachable from the unit and can be charged either being disconnected from the main body, or while being connected to the main body of the vacuum.
Indicator lights signal the user current condition of the battery, for example, during use:
- three solid blue lights means that the battery is fully or almost fully charged,
- two solid lights indicate that the battery charge is at the moderate level,
- one solid light indicate that the battery charge is rather low,
- one flashing red means that the battery is empty and it must be charged.
When the battery is being charged:
- three blue lights flashing in succession - battery is being charged,
- all lights are off: battery is fully charged,
- one flashing red light indicates that there is a fault of some kind - check the manual for further action.
Since this is lithium ion battery, it has no memory effect and it can be charged even when not being fully discharged. Also, when the battery is fully charged, it is recommended to disconnect the charger.
Docking station (storehouse) is used for storing all of the components and for charging the unit.
Note: Tineco A10 Hero is not self-standing unit and it must be stored as recommended by the manufacturer.
Dirt bin is transparent and its capacity is 0.4 liters, which is enough for quick cleanups.
Dirt bin features bottom empty system, allowing the user to quickly and easily empty the dirt bin directly in the trash can.
Multilayered air filtration is good, but this is not true HEPA vacuum cleaner.
Air filtration is based on the cyclonic action, combined with the mesh filter, pre-motor filter and post-motor filter.
Dirt bin, mesh filter and pre-motor filter are washable and using cold, running water. Before reassembling them, let them air dry completely - never use unit with wet components or without the filters in place.
Tineco A10 Hero also features post-motor air filter labeled as 'HEPA air filter'. This is pleated air filter, but the manufacturer doesn't state actual HEPA grade or HEPA level of air filtration - thus, it can't be considered as 'HEPA filter'.
Nonetheless, air filtration of the whole unit is good.
Post-motor air filter is also washable using cold, running water - again, let it fully dry before reassembling back into the unit.
After some time, filters get too dirty to be washed and they must be replaced.
Note: Tineco A10 Hero doesn't feature suction/filters/full dirt bin sensors - it is up to the user to notice lower-than-normal suction.
Additional Cleaning Tools and Attachments
Tineco A10 Hero comes with nice set of cleaning tools, however, for detailed cleaning of your home or car, few more cleaning tools can come really handy.
Tineco A10&A11 Accessory Kit offers the user several tools that can help clean surfaces that are hard to reach and clean by standard cleaning tools.
Note: these cleaning tools are standard only with Tineco A11 Master Cordless Vacuum.
Tineco A10&A11 Accessory Kit contains:
- Soft Dusting Brush is used for dusting sensitive surfaces,
- Flexible Extension Hose is used for detailed vacuuming of cars and other narrow and hard to reach areas,
- Flexible Multi-Angle Wand (Tube) is used for vacuuming elevated surfaces, like ceiling fans, ventilation grills, upper sides of furniture etc.,
- Long Crevice Nozzle is used for vacuuming under home appliances and furniture, and other narrow and tight gaps and crevices,
- Nylon Accessory Storage Bag is used for storing cleaning tools and accessories.
Tineco Cordless Vacuum Cleaners - Comparison Table
Tineco manufactures the series of similarly designed convertible 2-in-1 cordless vacuums. These vacuums differ in certain, very important details, given in the following table:
|Model||Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum||Tineco A10 Master Cordless Vacuum (Orange)||Tineco A10 Master Cordless Vacuum (Grey)||Tineco A11 Hero Cordless Vacuum||Tineco A11 Master Cordless Vacuum|
|Lithium Ion Battery||2000 mAh||2x 2000 mAh||2x 2000 mAh||2x 2500 mAh||2x 2500 mAh|
|Normal Mode Operating Time||Up to 25 min||Up to 50 min
|Up to 50 min
|Up to 60 min
|Up to 60 min
|Max Mode Operating Time||Up to 7 min||Up to 14 min
|Up to 14 min
|Up to 15 min
|Up to 15 min
|Motor||350 W||350 W||350 W||450 W||450 W|
|Suction Power||110 Air Watts||110 Air Watts||110 Air Watts||120 Air Watts||120 Air Watts|
|Charging Station||Single Battery Charger + Storehouse||Dual Battery Charger + Storehouse||Dual Battery Charger + Storehouse||Dual Charging Powerhouse||Dual Charging Powerhouse|
|Charging Time||3.5 h||3.5 h||3.5 h||3.5 h||3.5 h|
|Dirt Cup||0.4 liters||0.4 liters||0.4 liters||0.6 liters||0.6 liters|
|Multifloor Motorized Brushroll with LEDs||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mini Power Brush||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2-in-1 Dusting Brush||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Hair Cleaning Tool||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bare Floor Soft Roller Brush||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Filter Cleaning Tool||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Soft Dusting Brush||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Flexible Extension Hose||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Flexible Multi-Angle Wand||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Long Flexible Crevice Tool||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Amazon Link||Tineco A10 Hero||Tineco A10 Master (Orange)||Tineco A10 Master (Grey)||Tineco A11 Hero||Tineco A11 Master|
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As one can see Tineco A10 and Tineco A11 vacuums differ in number of available batteries, cleaning attachments, type of docking station, dirt bin size and similar.
Tineco A10 Hero is the only model that features (by default) only one battery. Also, it comes with the smallest number of cleaning tools and attachments.
Tineco A10 Hero vs. Tineco A10 Master Cordless Vacuum (Orange)
Tineco A10 Hero and Tineco A11 Hero are models that don't come with the Bare Floor Soft Roller Brush (photo to the right).
When compared with Tineco A10 Master, Tineco A10 Hero also features only one battery vs. two batteries found at Tineco A10 Master and thus different battery charger.
And they are of different color. Other specifications are the same.
Note: if required, the Bare Floor Soft Roller Brush can be ordered later.
Also, when compared with Tineco A10 Master and other Tineco A10&A11 models, Tineco A10 Hero is the most affordable unit.
Tineco A10 Hero comes with 2-year limited warranty, which is good warranty in this price range for a cordless unit.
Long Story Short: Tineco A10 Hero is versatile and affordable 2-in-1 convertible vacuum. It can be used as the both lightweight cordless stick vacuum cleaner and as the handheld unit.
The set of available cleaning tools allows it to be used for vacuuming the most common surfaces found at homes and apartments. Although additional cleaning tools can be ordered later, purchasing right away the model that features required set of tools initially costs more, but saves the money in the long run.
If you are looking for convertible cordless unit at reasonable price, consider this model.
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