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Dyson V11™ Animal

High-performance cord-free handheld and stick vacuum cleaner

Item # 011V11ANML

Powerful and versatile. It makes short work of spills, allergens, and pet hair, so you can have fun, but live clean.

Powerful and versatile. It makes short work of spills, allergens, and pet hair, so you can have fun, but live clean.

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About the Dyson V11™ Animal

Deep cleaning for your active household

A lived-in home is a joyful home, but accidents happen and messes are made. No worries! The Dyson V11 Animal's torque drive cleaning head makes short work of spills, allergens, and pet hair, so you can have fun, but live clean.
Dyson V11 Animal vacuum

The Dyson V11 Animal's torque drive cleaner head cleans carpet and hard wood floors.

Deep cleaning for your active household

A lived-in home is a joyful home, but accidents happen and messes are made. No worries! The Dyson V11 Animal's torque drive cleaning head makes short work of spills, allergens, and pet hair, so you can have fun, but live clean.

It's Dyson's most powerful cordless vacuum yet, thanks to the Dyson digital motor V11, and the ultra-efficient torque drive cleaner head. The Animal's fully sealed filtration system traps 99.97% of microscopic particles, so you and your family can breathe easy.

Efficient power usage

The V11 Animal is powered by a seven-cell nickel-cobalt-aluminum battery that provides up to 60 minutes of powerful suction (35 minutes when using the motorized cleaning head). A three-position switch lets you choose the right amount of power required for the job at hand.

Great for the home and the car

The V11 Animal functions as both a stick vacuum and a handheld portable unit. Because it's totally cordless, it's an awesome car vacuum. It makes short work of dirt, pet hair, and even rogue French fries.

The V11 is also nice for the hard-to-reach areas above window sills and underneath furniture. The included docking station mounts to the wall for convenient charging and storage.

Included tools

Dyson included some accessories to help you clean in hard-to-reach parts of any room.

  • The combination tool is convenient for picking up messes quickly on varying surfaces
  • The crevice tool gives you a little extra length to help clean gaps between furniture or similar spaces
  • The mini motorized tool is your best friend for picking up pet hair and ground-in dirt
  • The stubborn dirt brush is your best friend for hard-to-clean messes

Wherever you need to clean, Dyson has an attachment that can help.


Product highlights:

  • high-performance rechargeable handheld/stick combo vacuum cleaner
  • three cleaning modes (eco, auto, and boost) balance battery usage and cleaning power
    • backlit LED screen displays current cleaning mode and lets you switch easily
  • ultra-efficient torque drive cleaner head
    • integrated digital motor spins brush bar up to 60 times a second
    • stiff nylon bristles deep-clean carpet
    • carbon fiber filaments capture fine dust on hard floors
  • fully sealed filtration system traps 99.97% of microscopic particles
  • deep cleans carpets, hardwood floors, and upholstered furniture
  • cord-free design makes moving from room to room easy
  • includes quick-release combination tool, crevice tool, stubborn dirt brush and mini motorized tool
  • seven-cell nickel-cobalt-aluminum battery delivers up to 60 minutes of power
  • converts to a handheld vacuum for quick clean-ups or use in the car
  • acoustically engineered to absorb vibrations and dampen noise
  • includes a wall-mount for easy storage and charging
  • easy-empty bin helps keep dust down and your hands clean
Dimensions and warranty:

What's in the box:

  • Dyson V11 Animal cordless vacuum head
  • Wand
  • Charging Dock cradle
  • Charging dock wall mount
  • Two 2" self-tapping screws
  • 2 Plastic wall anchors
  • High Torque Cleaner Head
  • Combination tool
  • Crevice tool
  • Stubborn dirt brush
  • Mini Motorized Tool
  • Wand-mounted attachment holder
  • AC Battery Charger with attached 6' DC output cord (DC output: 30.45V 1.1A)
  • Operating Manual
  • Charging Dock Installation sheet
  • Activate Your Warranty
  • Envelope

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Overview: The V11 Animal is the latest cordless stick vacuum cleaner from Dyson that is designed to deep clean your home. It is powered by the Dyson digital motor V11, which delivers twice the suction of any cord-free vacuum (ASTM F558-tested at the cleaner head). The V11 Animal features a backlit indicator on the back of the motor that lets you clearly see the segmented battery status, filter and clog warnings, and switch between operating modes. It has a clear 0.2 gallon dust bin to capture dust, dirt, and microscopic particles. The V11 Animal weighs only 6.68 pounds, and is powered by a 25.2 volt, 3600mAh rechargeable battery. It comes with five attachments and a charging dock, and is covered by a 2-year limited warranty.

Digital Motor V11: The Dyson Digital Motor V11 rotates at up to 125,000 rpm to generate 20% more suction power than its predecessor, the Dyson Cyclone V10 vacuum. It features a new triple diffuser to streamline airflow and reduces turbulence and noise. Dyson's patented cyclone technology generates forces in excess of 79,000g in its 14 cyclones to pull microscopic particles into the bin. The air accelerates from 45 mph to 120 mph inside the cyclones as it reaches the narrowest points to create the centrifugal forces to capture fine particles.

Dynamic Load Sensor (DLS): The new High Torque cleaner head has a built-in digital motor that spins the brush bar up to 60 times per second. Dynamic Load Sensor (DLS) technology intelligently controls the motor position 360 times a second to detect brush bar resistance (such as when you move from a hard floor surface to carpet) and automatically change the motor speed. This technology is only available in the Auto operating mode.

Operating Modes: The V11 Animal features three cleaning modes that are optimized for a variety of tasks. A single switch on the back lets you easily switch between modes:

  • Eco: The Eco mode is for light dusting, particularly on hard surfaces. It is the lowest setting with the longest run time (up to 60 minutes).
  • Auto: The Auto mode provides the optimum balance to clean all floors. When the High Torque Cleaning Head is attached, you can activate the Auto mode, which uses Dynamic Load Sensor (DLS) technology to automatically adapt the power between carpets and hard floors. When not using the High Torque cleaning head, the Auto mode is replaced by the Medium mode.
  • Boost: The Boost mode is the highest power mode, designed for short bursts, to get ground-in dirt and most difficult cleaning jobs. Boost mode provides the shortest run time.

Battery: The V11 Animal cordless vacuum is powered by a new 25.2 volt 3600mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. It has 7 cells which allows it to run at a higher voltage and generate more power. The battery fully charges in approximately 4.5 hours. A series of three LEDs indicate the level of battery charge, both as you're charging it and cleaning with it. The unit can be docked in the charging dock or connected directly to the AC adapter.

Note: The use of motorized attachments decreases battery life more quickly.

In-line Design: The Dyson V11 motor, bin, and cyclones are all aligned into a straight line from the cleaner head to the cyclones. This is the most efficient path for the airflow, providing maximum suction.

Filtration: The machine is equipped with an airtight gasket around the cyclone assembly, and an advanced filter with a high-quality rubber seal to prevent dust, bacteria, and allergens from leaking back into the air. The vacuum filters particles as small as 0.3 microns, retaining 99.97% of the dust it collects, and expelling cleaner air.

Balanced Cleaning: The V11 Animal is easy to use because it offers balanced cleaning, whether you're cleaning the floor or above the floor. The center of gravity is located towards the grip, which makes it easy to move the cleaning nozzle where it needs to go, especially when cleaning up high. When the motorized floor tool is attached, more weight is distributed toward the floor, giving you more balance as you maneuver the cleaning head around obstacles on the floor.

Dirt Ejector: The unit has a clear dirt bin with a volume of 0.2 gallons (1.6 pints). When the debris in the bin reaches the MAX level, it can be easily emptied. Pressing down a red lever releases the bin, allowing it to slide away from the center shaft. The door on the bottom of the bin opens to eject the dirt. Once emptied, the door and bin slide and click back into place.

Washable Filter: The Dyson V11 Animal has a single washable lifetime filter that easily twists off of the top of the motor for removal. It is recommended that the filter be washed with cold water at least once a month. It should be allowed to completely dry over a 24 hour period before reusing.

Docking Station: The V11 Animal comes with a convenient, wall-mountable docking station. The included power supply plugs into the docking station, so the battery is being charged whenever the unit is docked. The Charging Dock also has convenient slots for handy tool storage.

Blockage Indicator: The vacuum can detect if there is a something blocking the airflow through the machine. An LED Blockage Indicator will flash when a clog is detected. When this occurs, you should shut off the machine and search for the blockage in the cleaning head, wand, or bin inlet. The clear bin can also be removed so you can check the air inlet on the side of the cyclone for the blockage.

Attachments: The Dyson V11 Animal comes with five attachments and a 27-3/16" extension wand. The unit can be used as a handheld vacuum for dusting, upholstery, or quick cleanups. Add the wand for floors, carpets, and for vacuuming blinds, walls/ceilings, and high or hard-to-reach areas. The V11 Animal includes the following attachments:

  • High Torque Cleaner Head: The High Torque cleaner head is designed for carpets and hard floor surfaces. The stiff nylon bristles remove ground-in dirt from carpets, while the soft carbon fiber filaments remove fine dust from hard floors. The motorized cleaning head drives the bristles deep into the carpet for better results. DLS technology intelligently adapts the suction to deep clean carpets, while extending run time on hard floors. The bristles cover the nearly the full width (9") for edge-to-edge cleaning. The head is only 2-1/2" high which gives good clearance under furniture.
  • Mini Motorized Tool: The Mini-motorized tool is ideal for removing pet hair and other debris from small areas (stairs) and fabrics (chairs, sofas, upholstery). The powered mini-roller is 4-3/4" wide, and is equipped with carbon fiber bristles.
  • Combination Tool: The non-powered Combination Tool is ideal for quick cleanups, and can be used with or without the extension wand. It has a 2" x 1" nozzle with long bristles you can slide and lock into place when needed. The nozzle and bristles are at a 45° angle for better coverage.
  • Crevice Tool: The non-powered Crevice Tool allows you to get into narrow areas. The nozzle is 9-3/4" in overall length, with the last 7" narrowing down to 11/16" wide.
  • Stubborn Dirt Brush: The Stubborn Dirt Brush has stiff 3/4" nylon bristles to help dislodge dirt from floors and furniture. The brush is 3-1/4" x 1-5/8", and is non-powered.

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