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Dyson digital motor V8

The engineering story

Power, un-leashed.

Buy direct from the people who made it

 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 cordless 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 motorcycle impeller.

Digital revolution.

By 2009, we’d created the 200W Dyson digital motor V2. Small and light, it spun at up to 78,000rpm, providing the power we needed for our first cordless 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 center 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 a run time of up to 20 minutes.*

*Actual runtime will vary based on power mode and/or attachments used.

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

Powerful suction.

By 2016, we were ready to bring all the new technologies together in one lightweight, versatile machine: a cordless vacuum cleaner with powerful suction. The Dyson V8™ cordless stick vacuum.

Dyson V8 logo
Image of Dyson V8

All Dyson V8™ vacuum cleaners have:

• Up to 40 minutes run time in Powerful suction mode with non-motorized tool* (up to 30 minutes with motorized tool)

• Powerful suction from the Dyson digital motor V8.

• Fully-sealed filtration system to trap 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns.‡

• Hygienic bin emptying – no need to touch the dirt.

Choose your model


Dyson V8 Absolute

Up to 40 minutes of run time*

Lightweight for everyday, quick cleans

Includes an additional cleaner head for hard floors

2 cleaner heads, 6 tools and accessories included

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  • Soft roller cleaner head

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

  • Direct drive cleaner head

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

  • Mini Motorized tool

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

  • Crevice tool

    Designed for precise cleaning around edges and narrow gaps.

  • Combination tool

    Two tools in one – wide nozzle and brush, for quick switching between tasks

  • Mini soft dusting brush

    With soft nylon bristles to clean delicate surfaces and fabrics

  • Charger

    Charges your vacuum with or without the Docking station.

  • Docking station

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

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‡In boost mode. All other modes achieve at least 99.97% filtration.