The right battery for every Roomba series:
Roomba i Series battery
Roomba e Series battery
Roomba s Series battery
Roomba 500/600/700/800 Series battery
Is your Roomba not listed here or do you have a Braava? View all batteries here.
When to replace a Roomba battery?
An iRobot Roomba robot vacuum works wirelessly. It is equipped with a powerful battery, which is charged at the base station. Like many other cordless vacuum cleaners, the battery will eventually need to be replaced.
You may notice that the Roomba battery needs to be replaced due to the following (possible) problems:
- The Roomba is lasting less and less
- The suction power is greatly reduced
- Roomba keeps shining a red light
Note: a red light does not always mean that the battery needs to be replaced. Read more about a Roomba with a red light here.
Can you postpone battery replacement?
I often get the question whether it is possible to extend the battery life. Although a battery will decrease in power anyway, there are some points with which the battery will probably last a lot longer.
If you regularly maintain a Roomba, replacing brushes in time and emptying the dust container for example, the battery will last longer than if you do this too little. For example, the vacuum cleaner has to work less hard when the dust container is less full than when it is constantly full.
If you maintain a Roomba regularly, replacing brushes in time and emptying the dust container for example, the battery will last longer
Below are some tips to potentially extend the battery life:
- Empty the robot vacuum cleaner on time (rather too often than too little)
- Replace parts in time, think of brushes or filters
- Keep the filters of the robot vacuum cleaner clean
In the iRobot app you can see exactly when parts need to be replaced under the heading ‘Robot Health'. I've written a comprehensive guide to cleaning a Roomba. It is advisable to take a look there for a complete step-by-step plan.
Step-by-step plan Roomba battery replacement
Does your battery need to be replaced? Then it's time to replace it! First of all, make sure you have the right battery. If you have not yet done so, you will discover the correct battery per series in the table below.
|iRobot Roomba Series||View|
|Roomba i Series||View battery|
|Roomba e Series||View battery|
|Roomba s Series||View battery|
|Roomba 500/600/700/800 Series||View battery|
Did you get the right battery? Then you can follow the steps below to replace the Roomba battery.
- Place Roomba upside down on the floor
Place the robot vacuum cleaner on a soft surface to avoid damage
- Use a screwdriver to disassemble the side brush
Unscrew the screw and click the side brush off
- Unscrew the bottom
At the bottom you will discover five screws. Unscrew this, after which you can remove the bottom
- Remove the old battery
Remove the old battery from the robot vacuum cleaner and set it aside
- Install the new battery
Grab the new battery and click it into the Roomba
- Screw the bottom back on and mount the side brush
Reassemble the bottom and side brush onto the Roomba robot vacuum
- Place Roomba on the base station
To activate the robot vacuum again, you have to place it on the base station
Would you rather see how to replace the battery? In the video below I show all the steps again.
Do you have additional questions? Send me a message or leave a comment at the bottom of the page. I would like to help you.