Last updated: 16th August 2018
ECOVACS Deebot N78 Robot Vacuum Cleaner reviews
The Deebot N78 is an incredibly cheap robot vacuum cleaner designed for home with pets and bare floors. This model is featured by a direct suction power plus good air filtration system that can pick up pet hair and debris without being clogged.
Deebot N78 has a wet mop cleaning feature which is similar to M80 Pro model. With this unit, you can both clean hard floors and polish it with the mopping feature to have a polish look.
Deebot N78 is also a popular model and it is one of the cheapest robot vacuums with mopping feature out there.
Technologies and benefits of Deebot N78
- Battery run time 110 minutes
- Infrared sensors for detection of stairs and furnitures
- Tangle free suction power
- Suction Option: Direct Suction (Brushless Suction)
- Working Mode: Auto Spot Edge
- Spot clean time: 2-5mins
- Filter: High efficiency filter
- Side Brush: Dual
- Input Voltage & Frequency: 100-240V AC 50/60Hz
- Auto Charging: YES
- Time Scheduling : Daily Cycle Cleaning
- Noise Level (db.): Approx.56
- Charging Time（h）: Approx.4-5h
- Battery Capacity(mAH): NI-MH(3000)
- Dust Bin Capacity(mL): 500
- Max Working Time Per Charge（min）: 110min
- Dimensions: 13.9 x 13.9 x 3.3 inches
- Weight: 9.7 pounds
- ASIN: B01HRL6UX0
Deebot n78 vs n79
Deebot N78 and Deebot N79 is different in the benefits and price range.
- Deebot N78 is exclusively designed for home with bare floors cleaning, as this model use brushless motor to give a direct suction therefore it is incapable of pulling out dust and pet hair from carpets.
- Deebot N78 has mopping feature which allows users to polish the hardwood floors
- Deeebot N78 has only 3 cleaning modes.
- Deebot N78 is super cheap, just around 150 range.
About Deebot N79, this is the most popular choice, it is a classic option when people are looking for low price robot unit.
- Deebot N79 can clean both bare floors and medium pile carpet, by using V shaped brush, which is able to lift the dirt while the brushless motor sucks up the debris.
- Deebot N79 does not have wet mopping feature
- Deebot N79 has 4 cleaning modes
- Deebot N79 is also very cheap and highly rated.
Deebot N78 troubleshooting and FAQs
Question: Where can I get the manual of Deebot N78
Answer: You can get the manual here.
Question: Why Deebot n78 not charging?
Answer: Sometimes, Deebot n78 not charging can be due to clogging issue. You can try to turn off the robot, clean the robot entirely and turn back on. You can try a factory reset the Deebot N78 to resolve the issue. If it still can’t charge, you may need to check with Ecovacs.
Question: Where can I get Deebot n78 replacement battery?
Answer: Head up to Ecovacs website, they have spare parts for Deebot N78.
Question: When the Deebot docks for recharging, does it turn itself off after charging is completed?
Answer: Yes, it does.
Question: I’ve noticed it doesn’t pick up much on our carpet/ thin rugs, why is that?
Answer: Deebot N78 is not designed for cleaning carpet though. In this case, you may move to other options: Deebot M80 Pro (if you need both carpet cleaning plus wet mopping) or Deebot N79 (if you don’t need wet mopping)
Question: The remote does not work even after changing batteries. Any suggestions? The device is new and remote has never worked.
Answer: I don’t know, you may contact Ecovacs to get a new one.
Question: Is the bottom yellow silicon part that directs debris into the Deebot replaceable? I have used mine so much it is wearing out so not as effective.
Answer: The brushes are replaceable. It comes with extras.
Question: Does it work on dark floors/carpets
Answer: Yes it does work on dark floor but not very well on carpets.
Question: will Deebot n78 pick up human hair and not tangle?
Answer: I wouldn’t think so, unless it gets tangled in the two spinning brushes on the front that feed to the suction port underneath
Question: can robotic vacuums do wall to wall carpet ?
Answer: It can do low carpets. It has long sweepers that hit the walls.
Question: What does “thin carpet” mean? Mine has heavy-duty padding, so is high off the floor, but does not have deep pile. Would this work on that?
Answer: We have primarily tile floors with carpet throw rugs scattered around that have virtually no pile, and it handles them well, not sure this model is good for primarily carpet floors
Can it handle lots of pine needles on hardwood?
Answer: Its pretty good at picking up lots of items. I would say it can pick up them also.
Question: Curious if this recognizes black portions on carpet as “falling off a step” like the Roomba does? I see it has sensors on the bottom.
Answer: I don’t think so. I have a dark area rug and it goes on and off it without an issue.. but so does my roomba.
Question: Can you use this on really dark hardwood floors?
Answer: All of our units have edge detection technology which allows them to clean the area around a staircase without the user having to fear the unit will fall. They do this by using a refracting light beam.
Question: Have a raised ranch, will this fall off stairs?
Answer: Yes it will as it stops at walls only or obstacles. You can watch it closely and also put something across the steps to stop it and then carry it down the stairs when it has finished upstairs.
Question: we just recieved ours …Is it normal to have a high pitched whine when its vacuuming ? seems to work great the sound is very annoying though
Answer: I’ve never heard any sounds like this with mine.
Question: While this robot cleans exeptionally, I honestly have to control it to make sure it actually gets the whole house. Can it learn my home?
Answer: Nope. It is a bit random, and does not learn.
Question: My deebot has stopped working, it takes off and then flashes thebred triangle with the exclamation point at me, ive tried everything!!
Answer: mine is getting moody too it works after a month of no use and starts making circular motions and stops.
Question: I had a roomba and when it went from my laminate to my rug it left a pile of debris. Can anyone tell me if this works better??
Answer: My Deepbot has never done that. It works better than the past 3 Roomba models I e had.
Question: I lost my remote after only 2 days!!! Can I order a replacement??
Answer: Not sure, but I think so.
Question: Do you have to use the auto schedule function or can you just have the bot run when you’re home?
Answer: You do not have to use the auto schedule function. You can just turn it on when you get home and put it anywhere you want it to get started.
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