Blending intelligence and power, Dyson’s V11 lays a definitive claim to being the absolute cord-free vacuum
September 11, 2019
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The result of over a decade of cord-free vacuum innovation, 315 engineers were involved in the Dyson V11 project, with over 32,500 parts prototyped.

A key highlight is how smart this device is. Three microprocessors on board the Dyson V11TM vacuum monitor performance up to 8,000 times a second. The microprocessors ensure that suction automatically adjusts depending on floor type, and the owner can see how much runtime is remaining. This system, called the Dynamic Load Sensor (DLS) and unique to the V11, senses resistance at the cleaner head’s brush bar — say, for example, when you run the vacuum from a hard floor onto a carpet — and adjusts accordingly.

The High Torque cleaner head is Dyson’s most powerful cord-free cleaner head ever. It features stiff nylon bristles that drive deep into carpet to remove ground-in dirt, and anti-static carbon fibre filaments that capture dust from hard floors and crevices. An integrated digital motor spins the brush bar up to 60 times a second. Dyson engineers also devised a way to seal the High Torque cleaner head to the floor, by using a sealing bellow made of elastic polyurethane. The on-board screen shows current performance, including selected power mode and remaining run time, giving the user more control of their clean. The screen also reminds the user when to clean filters for optimum performance, and informs them of any blockages and how to clear them. Thanks to sensor magnets embedded in the filter assembly, the screen can tell the user when the filter isn’t connected properly.

The V11 also boasts Dyson’s most powerful battery pack, with 7 larger, high-capacity cells with nickel-cobalt-aluminium cathodes to help deliver more suction power. The Dyson V11TM vacuum’s battery and monitoring system work together to gauge how much run time is remaining. The system measures the cell capacity and uses an algorithm that ‘learns’ how the user’s machine works over time to calculate remaining runtime. The time displayed will take the cleaning mode, tool and floor type into account.

As for suction power, the V11 spins at up to 125,000rpm, having 20% more suction power than the Dyson Cyclone V10, with a triple diffuser. The first two diffusers straighten airflow and reduce turbulence, helping to increase suction, while the third diffuser further reduces noise and improves acoustics.

The Dyson V11 vacuum is available in three variants starting from AED 2,665

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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