Cutting the rope and the freedom to roam in all levels of the home is one of the main reasons to buy one of Best cordless vacuums. We’re fans of this type of vacuum cleaner, not only because we don’t like to slouch, but also because we like how versatile, lightweight, and easy to use it is.
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While cordless vacuum cleaners are great, uptime is one of the main things we test — and one of the first things we look at in all of the vacant specs. Runtime is how long the battery will last before it needs another charge. There’s nothing more annoying than the vacuum cleaner stopping to run out while you’re cleaning upstairs carpeting, or when you’re almost done disposing of crumbs in the dust can of the car parked on the road. These are trivial problems compared to some of course, but when you die on a vacuum that isn’t plugged in to electrical power during a cleaning job, it’s a similar problem.
There are some brands of vacuum cleaner that sell separate batteries, which means you can buy an extra battery and give yourself twice the power available. Some even include a battery backup as standard, effectively turning a 60-minute runtime into 120 minutes.
This sounds like a dream: an answer to the vacuuming problem. But what is the truth of this? Well, let me share…
Oh, the cordless vacuum cleaner. They come in very different shapes, sizes, and colors, and some are much more technical than other, simpler models, but just as effective. Those with a higher price tag usually come with more features, which makes sense, and some have more battery power and/or more battery options.
Take the Dyson V15 Detect, for example. There is a lot going on with it, as we found out when testing our product Dyson V15 Detector Review. For example, it has a high-torque cleaning head, which, when used in automatic mode, will adjust the power to suit the type of floor you’re cleaning; Maher. It also has a Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head, which has a soft brush bar to ensure it doesn’t damage hard floors. Furthermore, it features a Class 1 laser diode (so safe for humans and pets) mounted at an angle of 1.5° and 7.2mm from the ground, projecting a beam of green light in front of the cleaning head to highlight microscopic dust. grains. There is also a color LCD display, which displays the level of dust collected and the remaining operating time.
In short, it’s a feature-packed device – and thus a device that requires a lot of power. Dyson claims the battery will last up to 60 minutes on the lowest power, Eco mode, and that’s what we found in our tests: It lasts 59 minutes before needing a recharge.
While 60 minutes may seem like a lot, some people may need more. And while you can swap out the battery to double the runtime, that’s going to cost you more—which makes the vacuum cleaner really expensive.
Of course, if you end up getting a second battery, then you’ll want to make sure the battery stays charged at all times, so you can quickly replace it if the vacuum dies in the middle of cleaning. You will also need to know how to remove the exhausted battery and replace it with the new one. This may or may not be a huge problem for you, but it’s always worth doing some prep work.
I also tested the Miele Triflex HX2 Pro Cordless Vacuum Cleaner recently. This has slightly lower specs than the Dyson above, but is a robust, versatile and robust model that expertly handles any small debris in its path.
Unlike Dyson, this one comes with two batteries as standard. Miele claims that each one provides a runtime of 60 minutes, so apparently two batteries will give you 120 minutes. That sounds huge, and if you haven’t compared the Miele HX2’s range beforehand, you’ll probably feel like you’re getting a good deal.
However, it is not so simple. In short, you’re paying £200 more for that extra battery than the Miele HX2 Cat & Dog, which has just one but is cheaper by that amount. You may find this to be a reasonable compromise, because you don’t need to find and buy an extra battery.
I found that on the HX2 Pro I didn’t get anywhere close to the 60-minute runtime when flipping between the “Eco” and “Max” settings; I was lucky to have 35 minutes in this case. You’ll be close to hitting your max uptime in the “Min” setting, but that won’t do much if you have some real hard cleaning work to do.
This is where the second battery can come in handy, but unfortunately when I came to swap with the new battery, I found it didn’t charge; Not ideal, because it means I need to reschedule the vacuuming job for that to happen.
And don’t think that this is a quick process either. Miele HX2 models usually need 4 hours to lift; The Dyson V15 Detection takes 5 hours. If you find that the second battery is flat and clean, as I do, you are in for a long wait.
Of course this is just user error on my part, but it’s something you need to be aware of if you want to see the benefit of the dual-battery vacuum cleaner approach. It’s a great option in theory, but you’ll need to plan ahead—and have deep pockets—to make it worthwhile.