The engineering story
"No-one was designing the type of motor we needed. So we spent eight years developing our own. Without it, our cord-free vacuums could not deliver such power. "
Opening the throttle.
In 1997, conventional motors were still using 160-year-old technology. So we started developing smaller, faster digital motors – by adding intelligent software to a motorbike impeller.
By 2009, we'd created the 200W Dyson digital motor V2. Small and light, it span at 78,000rpm, providing the power we needed for our first cord-free stick vacuum.
The Dyson Digital Slim™ vacuum launched in 2011. With the motor and the battery in the handle, it had the optimum centre of gravity for floor-to-ceiling cleaning – and created a new kind of vacuum cleaner.
Pushing the boundaries.
As our engineers developed our next-generation 350W Dyson digital motor V6, we had to find a casing robust enough to hold the motor together while it span at 107,000rpm.
So we investigated the super-strong, ultra-light casing used in Formula 1 for its KERS flywheel technology. And then we created our own – by adapting carbon fibre fishing rod tubes.
In 2014, our new motor powered the Dyson V6™ stick vacuum. With a redesigned nickel manganese cobalt battery, it had 150% more power than its predecessor, and a run time of up to 20 minutes.
But we didn’t stop there. We doubled the run time of the Dyson V6™ vacuum with new battery technology, and cut noise by 50% with improved acoustics. And we designed the 425W Dyson digital motor V8 – our most powerful yet.
150 Dyson engineers worked to create the motor
188,000 Hours of V8 development
500,000 Hours of testing
466 Kilometers pushed during testing
Cord-free. Hassle free. Powerful suction.
By 2016, we were ready to bring all the technologies together in one lightweight, versatile machine. The Dyson V8™ cord-free stick vacuum.
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Free next-day delivery*
*Extended shipping hours this holiday season. Order before 8pm, 23 Dec to receive your order on Christmas Eve. Order before 17:00 pm from Mon - Thu and, subject to availability, we'll dispatch your products the same day for next-day delivery. Our delivery window is from 10am – 10pm on weekdays, and 10am – 1pm on Saturdays. There will be no delivery on Sundays and Public Holidays. We offer free shipping for all orders.
To help you get the best from your machine, we'll activate your guarantee automatically. Tick the checkbox if you do not want to register your machine or if you are buying it as a gift. We offer 2-5 years warranty on parts and labour on cordless vacuum cleaners, hair dryers and air purifiers. Five years on Lighting. Spare parts and accessories are not included as part of the warranty.
2-5 year warranty
We don’t stop caring about your machines once they’re yours. We offer a warranty on parts and labour for two years on cordless vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, hair stylers and air purifiers. Five years on lightings and full size machines.
14 day money back
We don’t stop caring about your machines once they’re yours. We offer a warranty on parts and labour for two years on cordless vacuum cleaners, hair dryers and air purifiers.