- List of Dyson products
'G-Force' was the name given to Dyson's first widely-available vacuum cleaner. It was the first vacuum cleaner to use "Dual Cyclone" separation technology. The G-Force was licensed to the Japanese company Apex Inc., and only available on the Japanese market. It was not sold under the Dyson name. James Dyson later used the money he earned from G-Force to start up the Dyson company.
The first vacuum cleaner sold under the Dyson name was the DC01, a domestic upright model. It used patented "Dual Cyclone" technology. It was launched in 1993 and was a best seller in the UK.
The DC02 was the first cylinder (canister) model sold by Dyson. Its shape allowed it to sit on stairs. Like the DC01, it used Dual Cyclone technology.
The model is also available in several special editions:
The De Stijl was coloured purple, red and yellow, in homage to the Dutch art movement from which it takes its name. It was produced in a limited edition of 20,000 units.
The Clear was produced in clear blue and green plastic, which allow the user to see its internal components through the casing. It pioneered the use of translucent plastic in a household product - launched before the iconic Apple iMac.
The Antarctica Solo model, coloured white and pale blue, helped raise funds for the Breakthrough cancer charity, whilst commemorating Sir Ranulph Fiennes's solo trek across Antarctica. Each of the limited edition run of 100,000 machines bore the image of Ranulph Fiennes's autograph.
The Recyclone was the first vacuum cleaner to be made of recycled plastic. Originally intended as a test-run for a range-wide 'Recyclone' scheme, the concept never went beyond a very small production run of DC02s. They were coloured green with organic pigment.
The DC03 was a lightweight, low profile upright cleaner. It resembled a twin-cylinder version of the DC01, contained one normal cylinder and a second which contained a pair of HEPA filters. While its suction power was much lower than any of the currently available uprights, its heavy-duty filtration system allowed it to survive for many years after the rest of the original Cyclone cleaners were discontinued.
The DC04 was the successor to the DC01. It had improved filters fitted as standard, including some noting the new 'LifeTime' title. Whilst the design was much the same, the DC04 sold far more models overall than the DC01 that it replaced and the DC02 (cylinder). A "De Stijl" model was also available, having the same filter setup - an H-level premotor filter and a HEPA post-motor filter - as the two Absolute models of the DC04.
The DC05 was the second cylinder model. It was designed as a replacement model for the DC02 (which had not been too popular) and had improved design features. The 'Motorhead' version was the first Dyson to offer a powernozzle - a floor nozzle with a motor-powered brush-roll for improved performance on carpets.
Dyson's first robotic vacuum cleaner. Equipped with the highly energy-efficient 'Dyson Digital Motor', it can match the pick-up levels of a mains-powered vacuum cleaner. To this end, it was provided with a hose and a full set of dusting tools, which could be attached to the cleaner for above-floor cleaning tasks. In order to reach corners and baseboards more closely, the nozzle on the DC06 can move independently from the machine itself. The nozzle could move closer the edge of a room, and clean much more closely to the edge than typical robotic vacuum cleaners.
The batteries which provide the cleaner with power are self-cooling, and recharge fully from flat within 45 minutes.
The DC06 has the ability to 'learn' the room it's cleaning as it goes along, utilising sensors and specially-written navigation software. The DC06 also has the ability to distinguish between solid objects, such as walls and furniture, and human beings, pets, etc.
Before deciding his company were not ready to launch the DC06, Mr Dyson said, 'Eventually we expect just about everybody to buy it - we do think it's the vacuum cleaning system of the future. If you can do something automatically, why do it by hand?' He compared the concept of the robot vacuum cleaner with the popularity of the automatic washing machine, pointing out that hardly anybody washes laundry by hand anymore, and that he expects the same will happen with cleaning.
However, the DC06 has not, as yet, made it beyond the home-trial stage, since Dyson felt further development was required to reduce the price and weight. Mr Dyson explained 'We don't necessarily want to sell something just because there's a market for it. Although we'd spent a lot of money on [developing the DC06], we decided we had to try harder, and we had to do better than this.'
Since the DC06 was designed, Dyson have made advances in the cyclonic technology they use, upgrading from 'Dual Cyclone' to 'Root Cyclone' systems. Therefore, it is unlikely that the DC06 will ever be available to the public it its current form.
The DC07, released in the earliest part of this millennium[when?] is the first implementation of Root Cyclone technology into a vacuum cleaner. The model is very similar in features to the DC04. Although being phased out, the DC07 is still sold today.
In 2006, Target started carrying a Dyson vacuum in a pink colour to help support the fight against breast cancer, the vacuums are only carried during the months of September and October. In November Target began carrying a Red Dyson vacuum as part of the retailer's official colour. The Dyson DC07 Red is available exclusively at Target replacing its DC07 yellow vacuum cleaner.
New cylinder revision incorporating Dyson Root Cyclone technology.
Next product after the DC11 with 'Telescope Wrap'. Wand handle is telescopic and the hose wraps around the machine.
The first Dyson with Telescope wrap. It has two separate dust bins to make the machine smaller when it is packed away. This vacuum is now discontinued.
Small cylinder machine released in Japan.
Small cylinders in Japan. Top-of-the-range models are fitted with the Dyson Digital Motor, revolving at 100,000rpm. This the same motor which is also used in the Airblade hand drier.
The DC14 was released in 2004. It is a revision of an upright vacuum cleaner with lower centre of gravity and 'telescope reach'.
The DC14 vacuum cleaner uses Dyson's Root 8 Cyclone technology, which maintains constant suction. The Root 8 Cyclone Technology on the DC14 was improved since the DC07. The DC14 comes in five variants, the standard DC14, the All Floors, the Allergy, the low reach (red) and the Animal.
More of the DC14 units are sold than the newer DC15 vacuum cleaner.
The DC15, known as The Ball was released in 2005 in three variants, the DC15 All Floors, Allergy and Animal.
It has a ball instead of wheels, which in conjunction with a universal joint on the cleaner head makes it possible to steer the machine by twisting the handle to the right or left. The cleaner uses the Root Cyclone technology also used in the DC14.
DC16 – Dyson Handheld
The DC16 is Dyson's first handheld vacuum cleaner based on the same technology as used in their DC14 and DC15 root cyclone upright vacuum cleaners. The DC16 has 36 airwatts of constant suction. The DC16 shares the same styling as the other recent upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners in the Dyson range, and weighs 1.5 kg (3.3 lb).
The product is also available in an Issey Miyake limited edition in which the manifold on the cyclone assembly is pink instead of the standard yellow, and an Animal version that features a motorized brushbar for picking up pet hair and gold cyclone manifold. Newest to the range is the DC16 Car and Boat which is designed for car and boat cleaning, comes with a car 12 V charger and has a blue cyclone manifold.
The Dyson DC17 is an upright cleaner launched in October 2006 in the US. Although visually similar to the DC14, it contains new technologies. The first upgrade is the use of Dyson's new Level 3 Root Cyclone. This system incorporates 11 cyclones to more efficiently filter sand and dust particles out of the airstream. In this system, the airflow travels from the low speed outer cyclone to two intermediate cyclones that filter out the bulk of dust and sand particles that are drawn into the system. Beyond that, the airflow flows through the remaining eight high speed cyclones which filters out any remaining dust particles out of the airstream. The Level 3 Root Cyclone improves upon the original Root Cyclone system with its capability to more efficiently separate sand particles from the air flow: contaminants that the current Root Cyclone has difficulty with.
The second change with the DC17 upright is the brushroll design. While the brushrolls used on the DC07, DC14, and DC15 were designed with European carpets in mind, the DC17's brush roll was designed for North America with a cylindrical shape, a large diameter, and short stiff bristles. A separate motor drives the brushroll, unlike the DC07 and DC14 which use clutches that uses power from the main motor. This huge improvement in the brushbar made the DC17 by far Dyson's best cleaning vacuum on carpeting available.
The third change is a new colour scheme that indicates the colour theme for future Dysons. The bright colours and silver tones are toned down in favour of shiny metallic accents and titanium as the main colour for the entire machine. This change can also be seen with the new Dyson DC16 Root 6 Handheld. Official DC17 Page.
The level 3 root cyclone setup on the DC17 was quietly redesigned due to a gasket defect that allowed dirt to enter the cylones backward, clogging them and causing the vacuum to lose suction. Almost all of the original DC17's had this problem. Although Dyson never issued a recall for this issue, they have given out and sold lots of the redesigned cyclone packs. The new DC17's sold have the improved cyclone pack, which works very well.
The Dyson DC18 Slim, launched in September 2006, is a slimmer and lighter weight successor of the DC15 Ball upright. A major difference between the DC15 and DC18 is the weight. The DC18 is lighter weight at 6.6 kilograms, or 15.8 pounds. In comparison, the DC15 weighs 8.6 kilograms, or 19.95 pounds. The DC18's Root Cyclone system has been trimmed down to better accommodate the machine's slimmer profile. While the DC15 uses 8 cyclones, the DC18 uses 6. The bin capacity comparison between the two models is DC18 1.7 litres (0.4 gallons) and DC15 2.5 litres (0.71 gallons).
In addition, the ball design has been modified for the DC18, and is not as complex as the DC15 ball unit. Rather than riding on a large ball that encloses the primary motor, the DC18 rides on a thin, cigar shaped roller that yields more space for separate motor enclosure and airway paths.
The Dyson Slim DC18 was produced from September 2006 to summer 2008. he Dyson CR02, launched in 2004, was the first washing machine to gain the British Allergy Foundation Seal of Approval
Cylinder model. The DC19 does not feature the Telescopic Wrap system.
Same as DC19, but the technology has been improved so that the brushbar can pick up on carpets and on hard floors.
'Stowaway', as DC19 but with telescope wrap. Dyson have updated the DC08T (part of the DC08) series to form the DC20. In the United Kingdom, this vacuum is called the Dyson Stowaway. The colour scheme used is all new, and the cleaner is available in Standard, Allergy and Animal.
The model is known as the Stowaway in the United States, but as the Motorhead in the United Kingdom and other countries. It is the second cylinder vacuum from Dyson to have a motorized brushbar on the head of the nozzle. It is an advancement of the DC08 Telescopic Wrap system, which is no longer marketed in some countries including the United Kingdom.
Known as either "Dyson Baby" or "Dyson Compact" 2/3 the size of its big brother, the DC23. Using Core Separation which adds a third cyclone 'layer' to filter out smaller particles.
DC23 is similar in design to the DC21 but uses the new Core Separation that is also in the DC22.
The base of DC23 T2 is the same as DC23, however the accessories and tools are different.
A small version of the DC25. It weighs 5.4-kilogrammes (11.9-pounds) and has 115 airwatts of suction power. It was designed for people who live in small apartments/houses in that it is small, compact and the handle compacts further for easy storage.
Upright model released in 2007 with the ball that is lighter than the original. Available as All Floors (Yellow), Animal (Purple), Overdrive (Blue) - exclusive to Comet Electrical Stores, Blitz It (Red) - exclusive to Currys and Dixons Electrical Stores, Exclusive (Silver) - exclusive to Dyson UK site Store, and Blueprint (White and Blue) - exclusive to Dyson USA site Store. Target also carries a red version. A newer white version called the Drawing has some engineering specification details stylistically written on some of the components to "celebrate the tenacious spirit of Dyson’s engineering heroes".
World's smallest vacuum with constant suction. Even smaller than the DC22.
Doesn’t feature ball technology. Features auto adjusting cleaner head and the usual technology including the 16 ft quick draw wand and hose. Has large debris channel to pick up large dirt particles.
Features new Dyson Airmuscle technology consisting of a powered cam to adjust the height of the brushbar, a pneumatic actuator to keep the cleaning head on the floor, and a high torque clutch to give extra power to the brushbar.
Improved version of DC19. Very similar to DC19T2 the main differences being color and tooling.
The powerful handheld. It has 6 minutes of high constant suction. It is smaller, lighter and more powerful than the DC16 which uses a conventional motor. No carbon brushes, no carbon dust. The DC30 has a yellow cyclone manifold.
The most powerful handheld. This uses the same motor technology (a Switched reluctance motor) as the DC30, but with a larger battery and dual power for more run time. 10 minutes of high constant suction (at the same level as the DC30) or 6 minutes with 70% higher suction. Available as DC31 with a blue (UK and AUS), yellow (US), or red (EU) cyclone manifold, or the DC31 Animal which has a purple cyclone manifold.
Basically the same as DC23T2 (in the UK) with a revised color scheme and additional tooling.
Revised version of the DC27/DC28. Available as Multi Floor (Yellow), Stubborn (White), Animal (Purple), i (Red). The DC33 has plastic telescopic pole with smaller diameter compared to the metal telescopic pole of the DC14. Therefore attachments from older Dyson's (like DC14) don't fit the DC33.
Available in Multi Floor (blue). Named the Dyson Digital Slim, it adds a long reach wand, and a carbon fiber motorized brush. Wand can detach for hand held use.
Released in Japan, cylinder featuring ball technology. Uses a swivel mechanism for improved maneuverability.
"De Stijl" Limited Editions
Some of the early Dyson models (DC01, DC02, DC04) were available in a special limited edition "De Stijl" colour scheme, in homage to the Dutch design movement of the same name. All these are coloured a combination of purple, red and yellow.
"Dyson Antarctic Solo" Limited Editions
In 1996, 100,000 recoloured DC01 and DC02 models were produced as part of a fund-raising effort for Ranulph Fiennes's solo expedition to the Antarctic. For these models, the yellow parts found on the mainstream models were replaced with light blue ones, and on the DC02 Antarctic Solo the body was also recoloured in white instead of silver.
Root Cyclone in models
The Dyson Root Cyclone technology is available in all Dyson models from DC07.
DC17, DC22, and DC23 use the improved Root Cyclone & Core Separator which can also be called Radix Cyclone, Intermediary Cyclone, or Level 3 Root Cyclone Technology.
The Dyson Airblade hand dryer is aimed at commercial users.
The Airblade uses Dyson's Digital Motor to produce a stream of air that flows at 400 mph acting like an invisible windscreen wiper to dry the hands in 10 seconds (for the 230V model) or 12 seconds (for the 120V model). The Airblade also uses Dyson's HEPA filter to remove bacteria and mold from the air. The Dyson Airblade is the world's first hygienic commercial hand dryer according to NSF International. The Dyson Airblade is also accredited by the British Skin Foundation and the Royal Institute of Public Health.
Contrarotator Washing Machine
Dyson also developed the CR01 Contrarotator, the world's first washing machine with two counter-rotating drums (spinning in opposite directions) for a better clean. Each drum also had 5,000 spin perforations for drier clothes at the end of the cycle. The washing machine was marketed under the slogan Two drums are better than one. This model was first available in November 2000. Dyson's next washing machine was the CR02, which was available in two versions, the Flowcheck and Allergy models. The company then stopped making washing machines because they were unprofitable.
Dyson Air Multiplier
On 18 October 2009, James Dyson announced the release of a new product called the Dyson Air Multiplier. It functions as desktop or floor-standing fan, and is intended to provide smoother airflow and operate in a safer manner than similar products. The idea for the Air Multiplier came from a previous Dyson invention, the Airblade hand dryer. The fluid dynamics engineers working on the design realised that a large amount of air was being retained in the body of the dryer, and decided to explore utilising it for other purposes.
The fan works by drawing air in through an inlet in the base pillar before forcing it through an outlet in the upper ring. The jet of air travels over the aerofoil shape of the ring, creating local low pressure, thereby pulling air from behind it as it decelerates in a process known as inducement, a property of the Coanda effect. Once the air exits the ring, it forces the air in front and alongside using entrainment. Using this process, a small brushless impeller in the fan's base can power a much larger air outlet without exposing any blades. The impeller in the base doesn't actually have blades, but rather vanes.
The design for a nearly identical bladeless fan was patented by Toshiba in 1981, but was never manufactured. The initial patent claim by Dyson was rejected by the Intellectual Property Office, ruling that it "cannot be considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive step" compared to the Japanese version. A subsequent patent application from Dyson highlights improvements in air dynamics.
In September 2011, Dyson unveiled its latest technology, the Dyson Hot (AM04). It is a heater, that uses the same air multiplier technology found in the fans. The Dyson Hot costs $400. Currently, two color schemes are available in the US market. There is white and blue. This heater has received fairly positive reception since its release.
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