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About these operating instructions

  • Warning! Read and understand all accompanying documentation, including but not limited to instructions, safety warnings, illustrations, and specifications provided with this product. Familiarize yourself with all the instructions, safety warnings, illustrations, specifications, components, and functions of the product before use. Failure to do so may result in electric shock, fire, and/or serious injury. Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
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  • The accompanying documentation corresponds to the current state of the art at the time of printing. Please always check for the latest version on the product’s page on Hilti’s website. To do this, follow the link or scan the QR code in this documentation, marked with the symbol Image alternative.
  • Ensure that these operating instructions are with the product when it is given to other persons.

Explanation of symbols used


Warnings alert persons to hazards that occur when handling or using the product. The following signal words are used:
  • Draws attention to imminent danger that will lead to serious personal injury or fatality.
  • Draws attention to a potential threat of danger that can lead to serious injury or fatality.
  • Draws attention to a potentially dangerous situation that could lead to personal injury or damage to the equipment or other property.

Symbols in the operating instructions

The following symbols are used in these operating instructions:
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Symbols in illustrations

The following symbols are used in illustrations:
Image alternative These numbers refer to the illustrations at the beginning of these operating instructions.
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Image alternative Item reference numbers are used in the overview illustration and refer to the numbers used in the key in the product overview section.
Image alternative These characters are intended to specifically draw your attention to certain points when handling the product.

Product-dependent symbols

Symbols on the product

The following symbols can be used on the product:
Image alternative The power tool supports near-field communication (NFC) technology, which is compatible with iOS and Android platforms.
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Product information

Image alternative products are designed for professional users and only trained, authorized personnel are permitted to operate, service and maintain the products. This personnel must be specifically informed about the possible hazards. The product and its ancillary equipment can present hazards if used incorrectly by untrained personnel or if used not in accordance with the intended use.
The type designation and serial number are printed on the rating plate.
  • Write down the serial number in the table below. You will be required to state the product details when contacting Hilti Service or your local Hilti organization to inquire about the product.
    Product information
    Bluetooth module
    Set: IC-BLE
    Receiver module: IC-RC
    Remote control: IC-RM
    Serial no.

Declaration of conformity

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The manufacturer declares, on his sole responsibility, that the product described here complies with the applicable legislation and standards.
The technical documentation is filed here:
Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH | Tool Certification | Hiltistrasse 6 | D-86916 Kaufering, Germany


General safety instructions

Read all safety instructions and other instructions. Keep all safety instructions and other instructions for future reference.
  • Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when working with the product. Do not use the product while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating the product can result in serious personal injury.
  • Maintain power tools and accessories carefully. Check that moving parts operate satisfactorily and do not jam, and whether any parts are broken or so damaged that the correct operation of the power tool is adversely affected. If parts are damaged, have the parts repaired before using of the tool. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
  • Do not expose the product to rain or moisture. Water entering an electric device will increase the risk of electric shock.
  • Have the product repaired only by qualified specialists using only genuine Hilti spare parts. The safety of the module can thus be maintained.
  • Keep the product out of reach of children.

Product-specific safety instructions

  • Check the contents of the packaging. Make sure that nothing is damaged and that the contents are complete. If you notice defects or shortcomings that could impair the operability of the product, have them rectified by qualified personnel.
  • Make sure that the product is correctly installed and secured.

Additional safety instructions

  • When attaching to a power tool, make sure that grips and other gripping surfaces are not obstructed and that you can still hold the power tool securely.
  • Do not attach the remote control unit to rotating parts of power tools and do not attach it to parts of the body, such as a hand or an arm.
  • Although the product complies with the strict requirements of the valid directives, Hilti cannot entirely rule out the possibility of the product causing interference due to powerful electromagnetic radiation. This can lead to incorrect operation. Similarly, Hilti cannot exclude the possibility of interference with other electrical devices (e.g. aircraft navigation devices).

Careful handling and use of button-cell batteries

  • Never swallow button-cell batteries. Severe internal caustic burns or death can result within 2 hours of swallowing a button-cell battery.
  • Make sure that button-cell batteries are inaccessible to children. Call a poison control center to obtain information on treatment if there is any suspicion that a button-cell battery has been swallowed or inserted into a body orifice.
  • Use only the button-cell batteries stated in these operating instructions. Do not use any other button-cell batteries or other power supply.
  • Do not attempt to recharge non-rechargeable button-cell batteries. The button-cell battery can develop a leak, explode, catch fire and injure persons.
  • Do not force-discharge, charge, disassemble or incinerate the button-cell battery. Do not heat the button-cell battery to a temperature above the maximum temperature stated by the manufacturer. Otherwise there is a risk of injury by degassing, leakage or explosion leading to chemical burns.
  • Remove discharged button-cell batteries and recycle or dispose of them immediately in accordance with your local regulations. Keep button-cell batteries out of reach of children. Do NOT dispose of button-cell batteries in household waste and do not incinerate them. Discharged button-cell batteries can develop leaks and so damage the product or injure persons.
  • Even discharged button-cell batteries can lead to serious injuries or death. Do not treat discharged button-cell batteries with less care than new batteries.
  • Do not bring a damaged button-cell battery into contact with water. In the presence of water, escaping lithium can produce hydrogen and so lead to a fire or an explosion, or cause injury to persons.


Product overview

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  1. Hole for securing screw
  2. LED indicator
  3. Bluetooth operating button
  1. ON/OFF operating button
  2. LED indicator
  3. Hook for attachment
  4. Rubber band for attachment (for attachment to suction hose or power tool)

Intended use

The product described is a Bluetooth receiver module with remote control unit that can be retrofitted to Hilti vacuum cleaners. It is designed to enable wireless on/off control of the vacuum cleaner.

  • The remote control unit is designed for mounting on a suction hose.

Items supplied

Wireless remote control, receiver module, securing screw (2 of), rubber band for attachment, operating instructions
Other system products approved for use with this product can be found at your local Hilti Store or at:


The Bluetooth ® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc and any use of such marks by Hilti Corporation is under license.
Bluetooth is a wireless data transfer system by which the two Bluetooth-enabled products can communicate with each other over a short distance.
The Hilti Bluetooth module comes paired ex-works to the accompanying remote control unit and automatically establishes the connection when switched on.

BLE-Mute function

The BLE-Mute function temporarily interrupts wireless communication between remote control unit and the receiver module installed on the vacuum cleaner. Activate this mode for transport in aircraft, for example, and for working in facilities such as hospitals.
→To activate the BLE-Mute function: Press the ON/OFF operating button and hold it down for 10 seconds.
→To deactivate the BLE-Mute function: Press the ON/OFF operating button and hold it down for 3 seconds.
Deactivating the BLE-Mute function automatically triggers pairing mode to restore the paired wireless link between remote control unit and receiver module.

Signals issued by LED indicator

Both remote control unit and receiver module have an LED indicator that can issue signals indicative of various operating states.
The LED in the remote control unit also lights up when you press the ON/OFF operating button.
The following LED signals can occur:
LED signal
Remote control unit or receiver module:
LED does not light up
Option A: BLE-Mute function is activated.
Option B: Button-cell battery state of charge is too low or the receiver module is not correctly installed in the vacuum cleaner.
Receiver module:
LED pulsates (approx. 2-second interval)
Remote control unit and receiver module are paired and functioning correctly.
This state is the normal operating mode.
Remote control unit or receiver module:
LED quick-flashes
Pairing mode is active.
Remote control unit and receiver module are paired ex-works. The signal indicating normal operating mode appears directly on initial start-up.

Technical data

Product properties

Use only electrical energy sources with limited power (ES1 PS1) in accordance with IEC 62368-1.

Rated voltage
3.3 V
3.3 V
Rated current
50 mA
20 mA
Dimensions (L × W × H)
62 mm × 43 mm × 14 mm
40 mm × 37 mm × 21 mm
Operating temperature
−15 ℃ … 50 ℃
−15 ℃ … 50 ℃
Storage temperature
−20 ℃ … 70 ℃
−20 ℃ … 70 ℃
Signal range (can vary greatly depending on surrounding conditions)
30 m
30 m


Communication standard
Bluetooth® 5
2,404 GHz … 2,480 GHz
Maximum emitted transmission power
4 dBm


Installing receiver module

Always use a screwdriver for tightening and loosening the securing screws. Tighten the securing screws no more than hand-tight. Before engaging the threads, turn each screw a half-turn counter-clockwise so that the screw is snug in the lead-in of the thread. This precaution helps prevent excessive wear of the screw head and the screw boss.
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  1. Remove the 2 securing screws from the blanking cover on the vacuum cleaner.
  2. Remove the blanking cover.
  3. Plug the connector into the port.
    • Note the coding of the plug-in connection.
    • The connector is engaged.
  4. Insert the receiver module into the mount.
  5. Secure the receiver module with the 2 securing screws.
  6. Hold the remote control unit in position on the suction hose.
  7. Fix the remote control unit firmly in position with the rubber band for attachment.

Pairing remote control unit and receiver module

The remote control unit and receiver module in a set are paired ex-works. You can pair two products manually, for example when you replace or retrofit either of the two components. Pairing mode is also activated whenever you deactivate the BLE-Mute mode.
  1. On each of the two products to be paired (remote control unit and receiver module), press the operating button and hold both buttons down for 3 seconds.
    • The LED indicator (on remote control unit and receiver module) flashes.
    For a maximum of 30 seconds, the products search for a matching pairing partner. If there is no matching pairing partner in range, pairing mode is aborted.
  2. Wait until the pairing procedure has completed.
    • Pairing has completed as soon as the LED indicator (on the receiver module) starts to pulsate.

Using remote control unit

The remote control unit enables on/off control of the vacuum cleaner at a distance. The rubber band for attachment enables you to attach the remote control unit to the suction hose or a power tool. Make sure that you do not obstruct gripping surfaces or safety devices.
  1. Set the vacuum cleaner to Bluetooth operation.
    • Follow the instructions in the operating instructions for the vacuum cleaner.
  2. To switch on or off, press the ON/OFF operating button.

Changing battery (remote control unit)

  1. Open the cover of the battery compartment cover with a suitable instrument (e.g. coin).
  2. Remove the discharged battery.
  3. Insert the new battery, with the + pole facing up, into the battery compartment.
    • Battery type: CR2032 button cell
  4. Close the battery compartment with the cover.

Care and maintenance

Electric shock hazard! Attempting care and maintenance with the supply cord connected to a power outlet can lead to severe injury and burns.
  • Always unplug the supply cord before carrying out care and maintenance tasks.
  • Carefully remove stubborn dirt from the tool.
  • Clean the air vents carefully with a dry brush.
  • Use only a slightly damp cloth to clean the casing. Do not use cleaning agents containing silicone as they can attack the plastic parts.
Danger of electric shock! Improper repairs to electrical components may lead to serious injuries including burns.
  • Repairs to the electrical section of the tool or appliance may be carried out only by trained electrical specialists.
  • Check all visible parts and controls for signs of damage at regular intervals and make sure that they all function correctly.
  • Do not operate the product if signs of damage are found or if parts malfunction. Have it repaired immediately by Hilti Service.
  • After cleaning and maintenance, fit all guards or protective devices and check that they function correctly.
To help ensure safe and reliable operation, use only genuine Hilti spare parts and consumables. Spare parts, consumables and accessories approved by Hilti for use with the product can be found at your local Hilti Store or online at: .

Transport and storage

  • Do not transport this product with an accessory tool installed.
  • Make sure that the equipment is held securely throughout all transport operations.
  • After transporting, always check all visible parts and controls for signs of damage and make sure that they all function correctly.
  • Always store this product with the electric supply cable unplugged from the electricity supply.
  • Store this product in a dry place, where it cannot be accessed by children or unauthorized persons.
  • After a long period of storage, always check all visible parts and controls for signs of damage and make sure that they all function correctly.


Check for a fault affecting the vacuum cleaner and consult the troubleshooting section in the operating instructions of the vacuum cleaner.
If the trouble you are experiencing is not listed in this table or you are unable to rectify the problem by yourself, please contact Hilti Service.
Trouble or fault
Possible cause
Action to be taken
LED does not light up when the operating button is pressed
Button-cell battery discharged
Remote control unit faulty
  • Contact Hilti Service.
LED does not light up (control switch set to AUTO )
Cable of the receiver module not correctly plugged into the vacuum cleaner
  • Check that plug connection and cable are correctly installed and check for faults.
Receiver module not correctly installed
Receiver module faulty
  • Contact Hilti Service.
Vacuum cleaner does not start and/or does not react to inputs via the remote control unit
Button-cell battery discharged
No connection between receiver module and remote control unit
  • Make sure that remote control unit and receiver module are paired.
Pairing procedure was aborted or failed
Source of trouble is in the vacuum cleaner
  • Read the instructions in the troubleshooting section of the operating instructions for the vacuum cleaner.


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  • Do not dispose of power tools, electronic equipment or batteries as household waste!

Manufacturer’s warranty

  • Please contact your local Hilti representative if you have questions about the warranty conditions.

Further information

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See the end of this documentation for country-specific approval symbols for Bluetooth.

FCC statement (applicable in US) / IC statement (applicable in Canada)

This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are intended to ensure adequate protection against electromagnetic interference when the device is operated in areas used for commercial purposes. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause interference to radio communications. The user must bear costs incurred due to interference that operation of this device in residential areas can cause.
This device is in compliance with paragraph 15 of the FCC rules and the RSS‑210 specifications of ISED.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
  • This device shall cause no harmful interference.
  • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Hilti may restrict the user’s authorization to operate the equipment.