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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.

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Latest technology

Dyson V8 Absolute vacuum

Powerful, versatile and low noise.

With de-tangling technology.

Includes Quick-release soft roller cleaner head, engineered for hard floors.

2 cleaner heads and 6 accessories included

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  • Quick-release soft roller cleanerhead

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

  • Motorbar™ cleaner head

    Motorised, edge-to-edge deep cleaning with de-tangling technology.

  • Crevice tool

    Designed for precise cleaning around edges and narrow gaps.

  • Combination tool

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

  • Docking station

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

  • Low reach adaptor

    Bends to comfortably reach down low. Engineered to clean further under low furniture by adjusting the wand angle up to 90°.

  • Charger

    Charges your vacuum with or without the Docking station.

  • Quick-release mini motorhead tool

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

£379.99
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Latest technology

Dyson V8 vacuum

Powerful, versatile and low noise.

With de-tangling technology.

1 cleaner head and 5 accessories included

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  • Motorbar™ cleaner head

    Motorised, edge-to-edge deep cleaning with de-tangling technology.

  • Quick-release mini motorhead tool

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

  • Docking station

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

  • Charger

    Charges your vacuum with or without the Docking station.

  • Crevice tool

    Designed for precise cleaning around edges and narrow gaps.

  • Combination tool

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

£329.99
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Latest technology

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute vacuum

Powerful cordless vacuum. Automatically de-tangles hair. For all floors.

60 minutes max run time.

2 cleaner heads and 6 accessories included

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  • Soft roller cleaner head

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

  • Motorbar™ cleaner head

    Motorised, edge-to-edge deep cleaning with de-tangling technology.

  • Combination tool

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

  • Low reach adaptor

    Bends to comfortably reach down low. Engineered to clean further under low furniture 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 Wall Dock.

  • Crevice tool

    Designed for precise cleaning around edges and narrow gaps.

  • Mini motorised tool

    Great for cleaning smaller surfaces, upholstery and stairs

£429.99
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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.