Converting A Prolux Central Vacuum Hose

May 28, 2019

Converting A Prolux Central Vacuum Hose

Converting A Prolux Central Vacuum Hose

When you buy a Prolux Central Vacuum Hose or Hose Kit from GreatVacs, the hose comes standard with a U.S. 110 Volt 2-prong pigtail cord. Also included in the kit, however, is everything you need to convert your hose to a 2-prong direct connection that plugs into the wall with your hose.

We sell several styles of hoses that fit almost any central vacuum system. Most of our hoses come in 30’ or 35’ lengths and are either non-electric or 2 or 3 way switched. In this video, Kyle goes over some of the differences between the hoses, and you can choose the right one for you!

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 


  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Needle nose pliers
  • The provided conversion kit
  • The Prolux hose


Start by opening the plastic bag and removing the contents. Inside you will find instructions, the direct connection plug, and a safety plug. If you have any questions, please refer to the instructions!

Next, remove the hose cover. Use the screwdriver to push in the tab and then you will be able to slide the cover off.

Now you will be able to see the pigtail connection plug and its safety plug. Go ahead and remove the safety plug.

Take your needle nose pliers and pull the wires out of the pigtail cord terminals. Set the pigtail cord to the side.

Now take your direct connection plug and its safety plug and we can get it installed. Take note that the plug will be facing in the direction of the inlet where the hose gets plugged in.

Plug the wires into the direct connection plug and set it into the groove.

Then grab the safety plug and put that in.

Once everything is in position you can slide the cover back on. You will hear the tab snap back into place.

Congratulations! You successfully converted a pigtail to a direct connect!

Need a Central Vacuum Hose? Check out these options!

Universal 30 ft Central Vacuum Hose Kit With Wessel Werk Power Nozzle

Premium Electric Prolux Universal Central Vacuum Hose Kit With Wessel Werk Power Nozzle

Premium Prolux Universal Central Vacuum Hose Kit With Turbo Nozzle

30' GV Universal Central Vacuum Hose With Tools

If you’re in the market for a new Central Vacuum, check out the Prolux CV12000!

Don't forget, GreatVacs is the only authorized dealer of Prolux products, so if you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos on all Prolux products.