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Dyson digital motor V8

The engineering story

Power, un-leashed.
 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
Engineer

  • 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 battery pack in testing

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 vacuums and prototypes

Fully refined.

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.


  • Dyson engineers worked to create the motor


  • Hours of development on the Dyson digital motor V8


  • Hours of testing


  • Miles pushed during testing

 Dyson V8™ vacuum

Cord-free. Hassle-free. Powerful suction.

By 2016, we were ready to bring all the new technologies together in one lightweight, versatile machine. The Dyson V8™ cord-free stick vacuum.

Choose your model

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
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    Dyson Cyclone V10™ vacuums

    Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal

    Powerful and versatile whole home cleaning. Up to 60 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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    • Direct Drive cleaner head

      Powerful direct-drive cleaner head removes ground-in dirt from carpets

    • Mini motorised 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.

    • Filter

      Additional spare filter for uninterrupted use of your vacuum while the other is cleaned

    • Docking station

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

    • Charger

      Charges your vacuum with or without the Wall Dock.

    Out of stock.
      £349.99
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      Dyson Cyclone V10™ vacuums

      Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Extra

      Powerful and versatile whole home cleaning. Up to 60 minutes of run time.¹

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

      Includes additional up-top adaptor tool and wide nozzle tool.

      1 cleaner head and 9 accessories included
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      • Direct Drive cleaner head

        Powerful direct-drive cleaner head removes ground-in dirt from carpets

      • Mini motorised 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.

      • Quick-release up-top adaptor

        Twists and locks at different angles to clean high-up areas of your home

      • Quick-release Mattress tool

        Removes dust and dirt from upholstery and the floor

      • Filter

        Additional spare filter for uninterrupted use of your vacuum while the other is cleaned

      • Docking station

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

      • Charger

        Charges your vacuum with or without the Wall Dock.

      Out of stock.
        £399.99
        Learn more

        Dyson Cyclone V10™ vacuums

        Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute

        Powerful and versatile whole home cleaning. Up to 60 minutes of run time.¹

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

        Additional Fluffy™ cleaner head to gently clean hard floors.

        2 cleaner heads and 7 accessories included
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        • Direct Drive cleaner head

          Powerful direct-drive cleaner head removes ground-in dirt from carpets

        • Soft roller cleaner head

          Engineered with soft woven nylon and anti-static carbon fibre, for hard floors

        • Mini motorised 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.

        • Filter

          Additional spare filter for uninterrupted use of your vacuum while the other is cleaned

        • Charger

          Charges your vacuum with or without the Wall Dock.

        Out of stock.
          £399.99
          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.