12V Vacuum Pump, ideal for Robotics!

(15 customer reviews)

£14.26 inc VAT

Availability: 84 in stock (can be backordered)

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

12V Vacuum Pump, ideal for robotics!

This pump operates at 12V and has enough suction for most small projects. This pump is also perfect for your robotics projects.

We love this 12v Vacuum Pump because of it’s versatility. This is why we’ve used it extensively for both hilarious office pranks and professional automation projects alike!

Make sure to connect the pump correctly, the red dot on the side of the pump shows the location of the positive terminal. You’ll also need a decent 1A minimum 12V supply to drive this pump.

Check out our excellent 12V vacuum pump videos below for more details.

12V Vacuum Pump Demonstration Video:

But can it pump water??? Sure thing, check this video out:

12V VACUUM PUMP - Pumping Water

Additonal Information:

Proto-PIC are extremely proud of our Blog posts and Video channel. If there is anything you’d like to see us playing with please let us know!

Coming-SOON!!!! – Proto-PIC now have a 30 meter long polytunnel, we’re creating an automated company garden complete with bar area and irrigation systems. We’ll be posting videos very soon!



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

15 reviews for 12V Vacuum Pump, ideal for Robotics!

  1. Bob Todd

    Great little pump. Ear defenders aren’t required, but it is a little louder than expected! Does the job nicely though

  2. Nigel Amey

    very good quality and works well


  3. Richard Hagger

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. William White

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

  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. Gary

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

  10. 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

  11. Joseph

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. Bob B.

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

  15. 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.

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