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NuTone Central Vacuum PurePower 500W Power Unit

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Holds Debris In Large Disposable Bags

Ideal for the average-sized home, the NuTone Central Vacuum PurePower 500W Power Unit is the compact model in the PurePower series. Unlike the larger PurePower models, this PP500 Power Unit can fit neatly into small spaces, such as a closet or laundry room. And its size does nothing to take away from its power.

  • Designed to cover homes up to 4,000 square feet
  • Disposable collection bag holds 6 gallons of debris
  • Bag typically needs emptying only every 6 months
  • Oversized pail handles make bag removal quick and easy
  • No muffler required; sound suppression reduces noise to 70 dB
  • Includes wall-mount bracket for easy, secure mounting

You can easily and efficiently clean your entire condo or house when you develop your central vacuum system with the PurePower 500W Power Unit. A step above the older NuTone central vacuum power units, the upgraded PurePower models feature better suction, quieter operation, and improved debris collection design. With a 1-stage motor that delivers 500 air watts of power and 120-foot water lift, the PP500 Power Unit is robust enough to cover up to 4,000 square feet of space.

What is a Central Vacuum Power Unit?

As the heart of a NuTone Central Vacuum System, the Power Unit is a motor that wall-mounts away from the main living area, like in your garage or basement, and connects to special tubing run throughout the walls of your house. This tubing connects the motor to in-wall outlets installed at convenient locations in different rooms. All you carry around is the vacuum hose, which plugs into and receives power from these outlets.

About the PurePower 500W Bagged Power Unit

As part of the PurePower series, the PP500 unit features a powerful thru-flow motor whose sound is effectively muffled by high-performance sound-absorbing material. The motor is nearly silent when installed in a basement or garage. This makes PurePower motors quieter than their competition, as well as the older NuTone vacuum motors.

The PP500 bagged model collects debris in large 6-gallon 2-ply disposable filter bags (sold separately), so you can make the most of your time when vacuuming. The bag is made of electrostatically charged filter media and captures particles down to 0.10 micron at 85% efficiency. With such efficient filtration, you won't be spreading dust around, because the smallest particles are exhausted to the exterior of your home!

Additional Features of PurePower Motors

All NuTone Central Vacuum Power Units provide superior soil removal, filtration, efficiency, and minimal carpet wear. The motor's internal sound suppression system also significantly reduces noise, so you won't hear it through the walls.

When it's time to replace the debris bag (typically every 6 months), the Power Unit's oversized handles will make the process quick and easy. Simply release both latches on the sides of the unit, grab the handles, and remove the pail, which holds the bag. The full bag slides off easily, and the new bag slides on. Just put the pail back, close the latches, and you're finished!

The PurePower unit features a multi-directional vacuum connection for easy installation even in small spaces, and provides a 6-foot power cord for versatile power connections. A wall-mount bracket is included for simple, safe, and secure mounting.

Compare NuTone PurePower Motors

NuTone offers a complete line of central vacuum motors to suit any size home. The key specification to consider when choosing a motor is water lift, which determines how powerful suction is at the end of the vacuum hose. The higher the water lift, the better the suction.

This is especially important as outlets get further away from the motor. In a 4,000-square-foot home, for example, the motor needs enough water lift to create effective suction at the end of a hose hundreds of feet away from its power source.


  • PP500 Power Unit
  • Power Cord, 6-foot
  • Mounting Bracket
  • Mounting Screws

Note: The PP500 requires 6-Gallon NuTone Vacuum Bags (model 391, sold separately).

Today's Most Efficient Way To Clean!

With their powerful motors, NuTone built-in central vacuum systems pull dust, dirt and allergens from the living environment more effectively than portable vacuums, trapping them within the filtration system of the power unit, away from the living environment. The central vacuum system can also be used more effectively to "power dust" furniture and living space by removing the dust from the living areas rather than just moving it around. And unlike conventional vacuum cleaners, a NuTone central vacuum system is a long-lasting built-in convenience that actually adds value to your home.

  • Manufacturer Part #: PP500
  • Motor: 1-Stage
  • Horsepower: 2.1 @ Full open orifice
  • Amperes: 12A
  • Voltage: 120 VAC
  • Water Lift: 120 feet
  • Air Watts: 500W
  • Switch on Power Unit: Yes
  • Recommended Circuit: 20 Amps minimum
  • Filtration Type: Disposable bag
  • Capacity: 6 U.S. Gallons
  • Filtration Level: Standard
  • Quietness: 70 dB
  • cULus Listed: Yes
  • Housing: Metal housing with polymeric debris pail
  • Dimensions: 13-1/4(W) x 14-5/8(D) x 29-3/4(H) inches
  • Warranty: 5-Year Limited