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Dyson digital motor

Engineering

Power, un-leashed.

Creating cutting-edge technology demands unconventional thinking. Which is how motorbike parts and fishing rods helped with developing the digital motor that powers our Dyson V7™ vacuum.

 James Dyson holding Dyson digital motor

"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."

James Dyson

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.

Digital revolution.

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.

 Schematic of Archimedes' lever principle

Ergonomic efficiency.

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.

Dyson vacuum battery

Powered up.

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.*

Selection of Dyson cord-free vacuums and prototypes

Increased performance.

But we didn’t stop there. We retuned the battery to increase the run time of the Dyson V7™ vacuum to 30 minutes,* and cut noise with improved acoustics.


  • Patents on Dyson V7™ cord-free vacuums


  • Dyson engineers worked to improve the motor


  • Miles pushed during testing

 Dyson V7™ vacuum

The stick vacuum, defined.

In 2017, we launched our new technology in one lightweight, versatile machine: a cordless vacuum cleaner with long-lasting, powerful suction.

The Dyson V7™ cord-free stick vacuum.

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Dyson V7™ vacuums

Dyson V7 Animal

Versatile. Quick cleaning. Up to 30 minutes of run time.¹

Direct drive cleaner head removes ground-in dirt from carpets.

1 cleaner head and 7 accessories included
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  • Quick-release mini Motorhead tool

    Great for cleaning smaller surfaces, upholstery and stairs

  • Quick-release mini soft dusting brush

    Easy, vacuum-assisted dusting. With soft nylon bristles to clean delicate surfaces and fabrics.

  • Combination tool

    Two tools in one - brush and wide nozzle. For simple switching between tasks.

  • Crevice tool

    Designed for precise cleaning around edges and narrow gaps.

  • Low Reach Adaptor

    Makes cleaning under furniture easy by adjusting the wand angle up to 90°

  • Docking station

    Wall-mounted dock to recharge your vacuum and tidily store tools.

  • Charger

    Charges your vacuum with or without the Docking station.

  • Direct drive cleaner head

    A powerful direct-drive motor removes ground-in dirt.

    £250.00
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    Dyson V8™ vacuums

    Dyson V8 Animal

    Powerful and versatile. Up to 40 minutes of run time.¹

    Direct drive cleaner head removes ground-in dirt from carpets.

    Powered by the Dyson digital motor V8 Engineered for powerful suction on carpets and hard floors.

    1 cleaner head and 7 accessories included
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    • Direct drive cleaner head

      A powerful direct-drive motor removes ground-in dirt.

    • Quick-release mini motorhead tool

      Motorised brush bar tackles hair and ground-in dirt, in tight spaces.

    • Quick-release mini soft dusting brush

      Easy, vacuum-assisted dusting. With soft nylon bristles to clean delicate surfaces and fabrics.

    • Combination tool

      Two tools in one - brush and wide nozzle. For simple switching between tasks.

    • Crevice tool

      Designed for precise cleaning around edges and narrow gaps.

    • Low Reach Adaptor

      Makes cleaning under furniture easy by adjusting the wand angle up to 90°

    • Docking station

      Wall-mounted dock to recharge your vacuum and tidily store tools.

    • Charger

      Charges your vacuum with or without the Docking station.

      £299.99
      Learn more

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      *Stated run time applies to suction mode 1 with non-motorised tool attached.

      **Suction tested to EN 60312-1 CL5.8 and CL5.9 at the flexible inlet, loaded to bin full, tested in MAX mode.

      *Stated run time applies to powerful suction mode with non-motorised tool attached.