Overview: The Dyson V8 Absolute is a cordless vacuum cleaner with the
most powerful suction (115 air watts), compared to other cordless models. It is powered by the
Dyson digital motor V8, and comes with two floor heads, a mini-motorized tool,
and three other attachments. You can easily switch from a floor unit to a
hand-held in seconds. The V8 Absolute weighs only 5.75 pounds, and is powered by
a 21.6 volt rechargeable battery. A wall-mounted charging dock is included.
2 Tier Radial Cyclone Technology: The V8 Absolute uses Dyson's
patented cyclone technology in which powerful centrifugal forces spin dust and
dirt out of the air and into the bin. A total of 15 cyclones, arranged across
two tiers, work in parallel to increase airflow and capture fine dust.
HEPA Filtration System: The built-in HEPA filtration system captures
99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. Allergens and dust particles are
trapped in the filter, making the air that leaves the machine cleaner than the
air you breathe. The unit is equipped with two washable filters.
Battery: The V8 Absolute cord-free vacuum is powered by a new 21.6
volt Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. A fully-charged battery delivers up to 40
minutes of fade-free suction, up to 30 minutes with the mini-motorized tool, and up to 25 minutes with a motorized floor tool
attached. When switched to Max Mode (see below), the battery life is reduced to
7 minutes. Three LEDs on the unit indicate the level of battery charge, or if
there is a fault with the battery or charger.
Docking Station: The V8 Absolute features a convenient wall-mountable
docking station for storing and charging the machine. When the unit is docked, a
fully-exhausted battery charges in approximately 5 hours. If you choose not to
use the dock, you can plug the battery charger directly into the back of the
Operating Modes: There are two operating modes: Powerful Suction and
Max Power Mode. The Powerful Suction mode should be used for general cleaning
and for extended battery life. For more difficult tasks, you can slide the
top-mounted switch to Max Power mode for up to 7 minutes of higher suction.
Dirt Ejector: The unit has a clear dirt bin with a volume of 0.14
gallons (1.12 pints). When the debris in the bin reaches the MAX level, it can
be easily emptied in a single motion. Pulling up the top-mounted red lever pulls
up the motor and releases the door, allowing the dirt to be ejected through the
bottom of the bin. After emptying, the motor and the door click back into place.
Attachments: The Dyson V8 Absolute can be used as a hand-held unit, or
for floor-to-ceiling cleaning with the 27" wand. The following attachments are
- Soft Roller Cleaner Head: The Soft Roller cleaner head is
designed for hard floors. It has a full-width (8-3/4") roller of soft woven
nylon with rows of anti-static carbon fiber filaments for picking up large
debris as well as fine dust. The head is approximately 2-1/2" high for
better clearance under furniture.
- Direct Drive Cleaner Head: The Direct Drive cleaner head is
designed for carpets. The stiff nylon bristles remove ground-in dirt from
carpets, while the carbon fiber filaments remove fine dust from hard floors.
The direct-drive cleaner head drives the bristles deep into the carpet for
better results. The bristles cover the full width (8-3/4") for edge-to-edge
cleaning. The head is only 2-5/8" high which gives good clearance under
- Quick-release Mini Motorized Tool: The Mini-motorized tool is
ideal for removing pet hair and other debris from small areas and fabrics
(chairs, sofas, upholstery). The powered mini-roller is 4-3/4" wide, and is
equipped with carbon fiber bristles.
- Quick-release Combination Tool: The non-powered Combination Tool
is ideal for quick cleanups. 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. This tool works well for cleaning up high.
- Quick-release 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.
- Soft Dusting Brush: The Soft Dusting Brush features soft 1"
bristles that are angled for wider coverage. This attachment is ideal for
cleaning delicate electronics such as computer keyboards or TV screens, or
dusting fine furniture.
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