It doesn’t matter how far it is from the dock. It operates on a map it has built in its memory, not a connection to the base. But if it is a long way from the base when its battery gets low it may not make it back before it runs out of power.
Can you start Roomba away from base station?
Re: Roomba’s behavior without base station
I have found that if you take the roomba away from the base and start it in a series of rooms – say three. It will clean each room passing through the lighthouses and then pass back through the lighthouses to the original room STOP and play the job completed tune.
Can you start Roomba away from home?
The new iRobot HOME app for iOS and Android acts like a hub for all your platform products. With the app, you can start or end cleaning jobs, tell your Roomba to go back to its base, or schedule vacuum times (like, say, when you aren’t home, or just before you get back from vacation).
Can I move my Roomba docking station?
You can move a Roomba base. Your Roomba base location is mapped into the robot to ensure it finds its way back and recharges itself to continue cleaning or retire after cleaning, but nothing says your Roomba can’t find its way back to this base even after it has been moved.
How does Roomba know to dock?
When the battery power is running low, the robot uses its infrared sensors to locate the charging dock, which also emits infrared beams. The Roomba then follows the beams’ path toward the dock where it can recharge before resuming the cleaning session.
Can you move a Roomba from floor to floor?
A. Yes! The Roomba® i7 can remember up to 10 unique floor plans, so you can carry the robot to a different floor or a different home. As long at the robot has mapped the space, it will recognize its location and clean as directed.
How do I reset a Roomba for a new house?
Press and hold HOME and SPOT Clean buttons on your robot for 10 seconds. When the button is released, Roomba will play the reboot tone. Wi-Fi connected Roomba 800 series. The reboot procedure is the same for Roomba 500 & 600 series, and also Wi-Fi connected Roomba 600 & 800 series.
Why is my Roomba not returning to home base?
If your Roomba is having trouble finding its way home or other rooms, there might be something preventing a clear path to the dock or said room. Another common reason why this happens is that someone moved the Roomba as it was cleaning, which throws off where it thinks the dock or room is.
Will Roomba shut off if it gets stuck?
It will shut off and sound an alarm if stuck for a few minutes.
Can a Roomba go on carpet?
Yes! Roomba picks up an amazing amount of dirt, dust, pet hair and other debris from your carpets and hard floors. Roomba automatically transitions from one floor surface to the next, including carpets, rugs, tile, linoleum and hardwood floors.
How do I turn off Roomba for transport?
For long-term storage, turn off the robot by removing it from the charging station and holding down for 10 seconds. Store the robot in a cool, dry place. Your robot will tell you something is wrong by playing an audio alert and turning the light ring indicator red.
Where is the best place to put my Roomba dock?
- At least >1.5 ft (0.5 m>) on each side of the Home Base®.
- At least >4 ft (1.2 m>) in front of the Home Base®, with no furniture such as tables or chairs within this area.
- At least >4 ft (1.2 m>) between the Home Base® and any stairs.
- At least >8 ft (2.4 m>) from Virtual Wall® barriers.
Can Roomba have two home bases?
Absolutely! Our Roomba’s are compatible with multiple Home Bases.
How do you remap a Roomba?
If you want to add areas to your Smart Map, run a Select All clean from the New Job button or a Mapping Run to allow your robot to access all the areas of the floor. After the job, your Clean Map will highlight “New Space Found.” Your Smart Map should also automatically update with the new space.