When Tiana said she spoke with Dyson and they have a great product I said “it’s a vacuum cleaner – how much tech could possibly go into it…” but then Tiana explained that Dyson’s teams of engineers spent more than a decade and over £250 million developing its small and very powerful digital motors – – that got my attention:
Meet the Dyson V8 vacuum, the latest cord-free machine from the British technology company which is the result of 18 months of research and development and 500,000 hours of testing… just picture all those clean carpets.
“Like all Dyson cord-free machines, the Dyson V8 vacuum offers unique versatility and ease of use, allowing you to clean up high, down low and everywhere in between. Thanks to the Dyson digital V8 motor, the V8 can provide up to 40 minutes run time with powerful fade free suction. You can also use it for 25 minutes with the direct drive cleaner head and 30 minutes with the soft roller cleaner head,” elaborates Matt Jupe, a design engineer at Dyson.
No need to touch the dirt
One of the things that make the V8 unique is its new bin emptying hygienic mechanism which drives out dust and debris in one action. There’s no need to touch the dirt. So that the wiping mechanism works effectively, the shroud inside the bin is constructed from chemically etched stainless steel, which has a smooth surface punctuated by approximately 15,000 holes that are 0.4mm in diameter.
“A lot of acoustic engineering was invested in the V8 to make it 50% quieter than the V6 vacuum range. We also increased the capacity of the bin by 30%,” adds Jupe. “We returned the Dyson digital motor V8 to work alongside a new battery pack, allowing the motor to draw more power, generating even more suction. The new nickel-cobalt-aluminum battery pack also gives the Dyson V8 cord-free vacuum a longer run time than its predecessors.”
Cleaner carpet and cleaner air
Like Dyson V6 Cord-free vacuums, 2 Tier Radial Cyclones capture dust and dirt from the air and deposit it in the clear bin. Unlike some Dyson V6 vacuums, whole machine filtration captures microscopic allergens, trapping them inside the machine and expelling cleaner air than the air you breathe.
However, they are not designed to vacuum liquids. For that, you might want to consider a shop vacuum like these.
The V8 is engineered with a new quick release mechanism which makes it easy for it to transform from stick to handheld mode, allowing you to clean all areas of the home and car. Additionally, the light weight of the Dyson digital motor gives our machines unique versatility and ease of use, allowing you to clean up high, down low and everywhere in between. And as with all Dyson cord-free machines, the wand of the Dyson V8 vacuum can be removed allowing the machine used as a handheld vacuum.
“To enable the hygienic dirt ejection mechanism, which drives out trapped dust and debris in the same action as emptying the bin, we had to redesign the shroud,” explains Jupe.
The shroud in previous generation machines was constructed from a fine mesh, but a silicon collar would have left dust behind as it slid down a mesh shroud. Therefore, the shroud in Dyson V8 machines is constructed from chemically etched stainless steel, which has a smooth surface punctuated by approximately 15,000 holes that are 0.4mm in diameter.
New Dyson With New Powers
With the V8, the air flow paths through the machine have been reworked, to reduce the noise associated with air moving fast through tight spaces. The post-motor filter has been redesigned, so it helps to muffle sound. And acoustic felt and closed cell foam inside the machine absorbs vibrations, also reducing noise.
“Other cord-free vacuums may claim long run times. However, they can use slow motors and inefficient batteries, so power can fade over the course of their run time,” says Jupe. The Dyson digital motor V8 and 2 Tier Radial™ cyclones ensure that Dyson cord-free vacuums deliver continuously powerful suction, with no loss in cleaning performance. Suction power starts strong and stays strong.
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Tiana Cline is a freelance content writer and editor with a penchant for violent video games and interesting gadgets. She’s passionate about being a woman in technology in the fast-paced age of information… but also a mom of three.