Stick vacuum cleaners are increasingly equipped with a so-called trigger button. You have to keep pressing these buttons constantly to vacuum. When you release the button, the vacuum cleaner turns off.
Almost every Dyson is equipped with such a Trigger button. Recently I was asked whether it is possible to lock this Dyson trigger button. And if so, how do you do this. I did some research and discovered a handy gadget for your Dyson to lock the button: the Dyson Trigger Lock!
Why a Dyson Trigger lock?
At Vacuumtester.com I have often been told that having to constantly press the Dyson Trigger button is experienced as annoying. In fact: my Dyson troubleshooting guide even received comments, saying that their Dyson button was broken.
When you vacuum for a long time or often vacuum in hard-to-reach places, it can be interesting to lock the button. Even if you wear jewelry, have hand problems or are a bit older, pressing the Trigger button can be difficult.
Finally, it can also be useful if you do not have your hands free, but do want to switch on the vacuum cleaner. Think of activities such as sawing, sanding and drilling.
This article is mentioned in our top article which compares the V15 with the Gen5. Mainly because of the new On/off button on the Gen5 which replaces the Trigger lock.
The main reasons at a glance:
- When you have to vacuum a lot or for a long time
- If you have finger or hand complaints
- For the elderly
- When you wear jewelry
- While working when you don't have hands-free
Trigger Lock interesting on Dyson V7, V8, V10, V11 and V15
Not all Dyson vacuum cleaners have the so-called Trigger button. The following Dyson vacuum cleaners have a trigger button:
- Dyson V15 Detect
- Dyson V11
- Dyson V10
- Dyson V8
- Dyson V7
Are there also Dyson stick vacuums without a trigger button? Yes, of course! For example, my Dyson OmniGlide review showed that it does not have a trigger button, just like the Dyson Micro 1.5 kg and the Dyson V12. The OmniGlide has a trigger button, because the handle can be rotated 360 degrees. Simply not being able to hold the trigger.
Why does a Dyson have a button that you hold down?
But, why does Dyson have a button that you have to hold down while vacuuming? I contacted Dyson customer service. Dyson talks about a natural action and makes the comparison with a drill. “That's how the design is. It's actually very logical. Suppose you have a drill, then you also have a trigger button. It is very natural that you hold a device and automatically squeeze the button” said the employee.
It's very natural for you to hold a device and automatically squeeze the buttonDyson customer service
The employee reports that the Dyson V12 button can be locked. “We do have a Dyson V12 and it has a button you can lock“.
Benefits of a trigger button
A trigger button is in many cases on electrical equipment for a reason. Because the device only turns on when you actually use it, the battery can last longer. It is also a lot safer when cleaning a Dyson, for example: the button cannot be accidentally activated. So, the advantages at a glance:
- Battery lasts longer, it stops when you don't use it
- It's safer, the button can't turn on accidentally
- You don't have to manually scale it out when you put it down
How the Dyson Trigger Lock works
The Dyson Trigger Lock is a very simple piece of plastic. You don't need any tools to install this gadget on your Dyson. You slide it on your Dyson, as it were, right in front of the Trigger button. By pulling the red lever back, the Trigger button is pressed.
In the video below I show how this button works.
Note: there are also some drawbacks
I want to emphasize that this gadget does not belong to the official Dyson parts. In addition, using the Dyson lock button can also cause the Dyson vacuum battery life to decrease. After all, the vacuum cleaner is constantly on.
I also note that the button works very sensitively: the vacuum cleaner can switch on with the slightest movement. Even if you put it away for a while. This can create unsafe situations. If you are going to clean the Dyson stick vacuum, I recommend that you remove the Trigger Lock, so that the vacuum cannot accidentally switch on.