The Dyson brand has produced various vacuum cleaners making them a household name in America. Their cordless vacuum cleaners offer durability, availability, and are easy to use so you don’t have to spend hours on a user manual.
Their handheld design is made possible by keeping the centre of gravity around the handle, where you hold it so it is easy to move around without being too heavy.
Our point of focus for this article is the batteries for dyson v6 model. This, like the other models that come after it, have detachable components, which make it more compact, and easy to pack up and store away, but it also gives the user the option of replacement in the event of damage to only a single part of it. This option is not limited to only parts like the filter, bin, or handle, but to the battery as well. Most people might not be aware of this however, because it is secured to the vacuum using screws, but it can be removed and replaced by the user with only the aid of a screwdriver.
However, if you’re reading this article, you probably just want to know whether or not it’s time to replace the battery. If that’s the case, you’re in the right place. We’ll help lead you to the right answer, and if that answer means replacing it, we’ve outlined the process of replacing it in easy steps that you can read and understand.
The Dyson V6 Battery
The V6 Battery has a lifespan of 4 years on paper. What this means is, after the factory tests and calculations – in an optimal environment – it was seen to have the ability to run effectively for 4 years. But in reality, that is not always the case, as it varies with the device itself, environment, and how it is used (frequency of use, settings used etc) but even with all that, you can still expect 3 to 4 years out of the battery before you would need to change it. But because Dyson employs the use of Lithium-ion cells in the making of the batteries, you might notice a change in performance after the first 12 months.
Dyson offers a warranty of 24 months for them so they will cover the costs for a new battery in the event of deterioration of the battery health or complete spoilage due to age, or other factors so long as it is within 24 months of purchase.
The Dyson V6 battery has a charge time of about 3 to 4 hours, and a use time of 20 to 25 minutes, when not using the vacuum’s max setting, in which case it has a use time of 5 to 7 minutes. The duration is slightly different for other models.
When choosing a replacement battery for your Dyson V6 model, Dyson recommends purchasing an original Dyson replacement battery from their website. But you can also find it on Amazon, Walmart, or any other retail store or website you know.
Although the original battery might seem a bit pricey, you get your money’s worth in the long run as the original would help prolong the life of your device, and you get the added bonus of a warranty so your device is taken care of.
How To Know If Your Dyson Needs A New Battery
Like we mentioned before, your Dyson battery can last for up to 4 years, but if you’re reading this, maybe there is something wrong. We have already stated the normal range of time a full charge can last so if you’re having a different experience, that could be your first sign.
Another obvious red flag would be if your Dyson needs to be plugged in all the time. A cordless vacuum cleaner shouldn’t need to be plugged in to be used. But the good news is, you don’t have to toss the whole vacuum away. Dyson’s parts can be easily replaced. And if you’re still within your 24 month warranty period, Dyson will cover the cost of replacement.
To those who have exceeded the warranty period, no need to worry, seeing as replacement parts can be a bit pricey, there are some companies dedicated to making replacement parts for your Dyson product that won’t break the bank and still provide good performance.
Replacing The Battery of Your Dyson V6
If you have seen the signs and decided it’s time to replace the battery of your Dyson V6, doing so yourself is as easy as 9 simple steps.
- Power off your Dyson vacuum cleaner and unplug it from the charger.
- Press the release lever next to the vacuum cleaner handle to remove the motor and the bin.
- Locate and remove screws on the handle using a screwdriver.
- Gently place the vacuum down and locate and remove the second screw located on the battery pack.
- Properly dispose of the battery and its screws.
- Place the new battery into the vacuum and ensure it clicks into place.
- Secure the new battery in place using screws provided
- Reattach the bin and cyclone.
- Fully charge your new battery before use.
And there you have it! Your Dyson V6 vacuum cleaner is ready for use after a full charge. But if you want to keep it that way for up to 4 years, there are some things you can do to help your battery life.
You can help sustain the life of your battery by letting it cool down after use before plugging it in to charge. But at the same time, it was built in a way that it will not charge or operate at a temperature below 3°C (37°F). So keep it cool, but not too cool.
In the same light, as Dyson is such a sophisticated product, it is temperature-sensitive. So usage in very high temperatures is highly discouraged, as it would degrade the health of the battery. It is also advised to store in rooms outside the reach of direct sunlight as this would increase the ambient temperature of the room which would in turn harm your device in the long run.
Lastly, allowing your battery to run completely empty now and then would see to the prolonged life of your battery. Dyson recommends once a month at least.