How many times have you finally decided to remove the trash from your robot vacuum, only to find your hands covered in dust and other debris the robot picked up from your floor?
We know the feeling definitely wasn’t nice, but we have good news! From now on, the self-discharge system will take care of this “fun” task for you.
Very good news for anyone who has (or will have) an iRobot Roomba i3 +, Roomba i7 +, Roomba j7 + or Roomba s9 +.
But do we really know what a self-discharge system is?
It’s very simple: during the cleaning process, your robotic vacuum cleaner dumps waste into the internal storage system – the litter box. Depending on the size of your home and how dirty the floors are, you may need to empty the bin every two to three cleaning cycles.
The self-discharge system ensures that your Roomba is automatically discharged into the base unit that is also being charged. When the Roomba is brought to its home station, the self-discharge system draws all dirt into a larger storage container.
How cool would it be to think that you only empty the base station every 30 or 60 days instead of every two or three days? Yes, the iRobot Roomba i7+ takes care of that!
Advantages and disadvantages of the self-discharge system
Would you agree that the biggest advantage of a robotic vacuum cleaner is that it does the cleaning for you? The more accurately and precisely someone does the work for you, the better – we agree here. Imagine a busy mom in the middle of the week. She deals with children, work and many household chores. In the midst of all this, he has to stop to recharge his batteries, too. And the fact that she does not need to breastfeed is an absolute advantage.
If you know that you will have to empty your vacuum bag several times during the day, you will likely be more reluctant to use the vacuum cleaner. Only if it’s necessary, probably. If your robotic vacuum cleaner has a self-emptying system – that is, it empties itself – you should have no problem using it to keep your home clean. So, the ultimate advantage, this self-draining system.
The iRobot Roomba i7+ will empty its trash into AllergenLock Bags, which contain four layers of material that block allergens and trap 99% of pollen and mold. Even if someone in your family has allergies, the dust in the vacuum cleaner’s bag won’t further irritate them.
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The self-discharge system is certainly an added value and the facts described above undoubtedly outweigh (possibly) one minor drawback: the vacuum process, however short, is about 10 dB higher than the suction process. If you are one of the many iRobot users and mostly send the robot into the vacuum while you are at work, those few seconds of noise won’t bother you anyway. Pets quickly get used to robotic vacuum cleaners and are not at all disturbed by the sounds.
Finally, if we add some features to the iRobot Roomba i7+, such as smart room mapping, two rubber brushes suitable for different surfaces, vSLAM technology with which the vacuum cleaner sees what you see, a top-notch room-identifying app and determines which rooms allow the Roomba i7+ to be cleaned And which ones don’t, plan your cleaning days, control it by voice and control it wherever you are, and so on…or will) by purchasing an iRobot Roomba i7+.