Dyson DC16 Replacement Battery Review
The Dyson DC16 handheld vacuum is a must for any family with small children. It has the sucking power you need to extract "errant" Cheerios from the bowels of your couch or sofa or to clean up ice cream sprinkles from your newly washed floor. I was very sad when the battery that came with this mahicne would no longer hold a charge. I went to the Dyson official site and had sticker shock when I saw the cost of a new battery at the time it was over $70 dollars!
I then decided to to see if any aftermarket batteries were available on Amazon and came across this battery for a fraction of the cost. The Amazon customer reviews for this battery were generally favorable so I decided to give it a try as it was a fraction of the cost of the official Dyson battery replacement. The replacement battery showed up on my doorstep two days after I ordered it from Amazon. I was upgraded to two day shipping due to being a member of Amazon Prime. Once the package arrived I open it up and immediately installed the replacement battery on my Dyson DC16 vacuum. It immediately sprang to life and I was able to cleanup some Graham Cracker crumbs in the living room. The battery lasted for about 5 minutes before the motor stopped, I have no idea how much or how long the initial charge was on this battery so this is not a good indication of battery life.
I didn't do any electrical tests on this battery like compare the amp-hours and internal resistance to an original Dyson DC16 battery. I can say that after the initial charge the battery is always ready for the mishaps of my 6 year old daughter around the house! With the original brand new Dyson battery you were lucky to get about 5-10 minutes of sweeping before the battery would go dead. Dyson sacrifices sweep time for vacuum sucking power. This replacement battery lasted as long as the original new Dyson battery. The only downside is the color of the replacement battery case does not match the Dyson (sad trombone sound) ;-)