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SparkFun ROB-10398 12V Vacuum Pump

(14 customer reviews)

£15.94 inc VAT (£13.28 ex VAT)

4 in stock

Brand: SparkFun
Part Number: ROB-10398
SKU: PPROB-10398
Barcode: 5055421005542

SparkFun ROB-10398 12V Vacuum Pump

We love this 12v vacuum pump! This pump operates at 12V and has enough suction for most small projects. It makes a great vacuum pump for robotics. We even used one to make our very own universal gripper using coffee grounds, balloon and some other parts.


  • 12V motor
  • 12W operation
  • ¼” barbs
  • 0-16″ Hg vacuum range




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Weight0.299 kg

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14 reviews for SparkFun ROB-10398 12V Vacuum Pump

  1. Geoff

    Seems to work well but have more extensive testing to do as to time it takes to create a vacumn and the work needed to hold it needs to be accessed.

  2. Bob B.

    Hi Geoff,Did you manage to complete your testing of this vacuum pump ?

  3. Andy

    From the video, once the motor is turned off the vacuum falls away pretty quickly. This is in contrast to a fridge pump say. Problem is that to use this for vacuum bagging then the motor will get hot and use a lot of power. This could be solved by introdu

  4. Jon Russel

    The pump works great. But I was surprised to find it have no way of securely mounting it to anything ? There are no mounting holes in the pump base.

  5. Joseph

    Works very well. As you have shown in your demonstration.

  6. Geoff

    This is the second review I have written on this product having just ordered 7 more I must be fairly satisfied with them we have quite a few in operation now and reliability seems good and they are quite powerful for there size although I have to double t

  7. Gary

    Great little pump that is surprisingly powerful for its size. Excellent.

  8. Roger

    This little pump for the price is excellent, it’s pretty loud but does what I want it to do, namely suck for my robot.

  9. William White

    I used this to build a desoldering station. It works well and is less noisy than I expected.

  10. Andrew Hill

    Vacuum pump is very powerful with a single pump pulling 21.5 in.hg& 26.5 inch.hg using two pumps in series.

  11. Simon Greer

    Bench tested and does what it says on the tin. Hope to fit in situ shortly to lift residual water fom base plate on boat after bilge done its job.

  12. Geoff Shirtliff

    Have left a review before as have been buying these for some years now have proved totally reliable in service as long as a good filter is fitted on the suction side otherwise they will clog with particles and stop working motor seems bullet proof have not had any burn out and I am using about 20 of them

  13. Richard Hagger

    arrived today . Works well & is ideal for what I require it to do .Excellent value.

  14. Nigel Amey

    very good quality and works well


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