Neato Replacement Battery:Neato’s are great things, but if their batteries get sour, it can be hard to decide which battery is best for you to choose. Most Neato batteries take about 16-18 months of standard use. After deciding this process over the years, I decided to create a resource page to help others. Here you will find the best replacement brand recommendations, as well as brands to prevent. Finally, if you need help installing new Neato batteries, see the section at the bottom of the page for the correct installation procedures.
1 Neato Manufacturer Battery
2 Synergy Replacement Pack
3 HQRP Extended Battery Pack
4 Super Extended 3800mAh battery pack
5 Replacement battery of Lithium Neato XV series
6 Botvac replacement battery
7 Neato Replacement Battery to Avoid
8 How Neato batteries are changed correctly
Neato Manufacturer Battery
Compatibility: All Neato XV series (eg XV-11, etc.)
These are usually the standard choice for owners who are looking for the same battery kit for their Neato as a game in the original factory box. They are priced at around $ 50, which means they are average in terms of cost. If you are satisfied with the life of the original package that came with the Neato, you can expect a similar lifespan.
I originally ordered a manufacturer battery and died after my original XV-11 after 1.5 years. So far, it is still strong 1 year later. It is a very safe option. While you do not get extra performance or longer life, you get exactly what you pay. This battery works for most owners.
There is nothing wrong with the standard factory battery. In fact, many people feel more comfortable with a Neato Robotics business product. In this way, if something goes wrong with the vacuum or the battery, the problem can not be pushed on the product of the other company. Click here for price options
Synergy Replacement Pack
Compatibility: All Neato XV Series
This battery type is one of the most common replacement battery.The Neato battery is the #1 battery. After the Neato battery, the synergy battery is the next option I had the opportunity to buy. They are an “ultra high capacity battery” which means for us that they should take longer than the standard battery.
What I found of this battery was that it came with a 3 year warranty from the manufacturer (battery, not Neato). The one package I have from Synergy still goes strong after 7+ months.
There are some mixed reviews of these batteries, but if you follow the correct installation and maintenance procedures (see bottom of the mail), these problems can be avoided. The number one problem I see is that people do not install properly after the batteries of the batteries and do not properly maintain the batteries. It’s not hard to do, but it’s easy to forget. Click here for price options
HQRP Extended Battery Pack
Compatibility: All Neato XV series (checkout my full Neato XV-14 Review)
The “extensive” packages are where it becomes very interesting. They are more than just battery replacements. They are performance enhancers. Essentially, what the extensive packages do is more juice per charge. This is especially useful for people with larger surfaces to cover and harder land, ie “shag” carpets / carpets.
The 7.2 Volt, 3500 mAh HQRP Extended Battery Pack is one of the best purchases I’ve made. Not only does it have the highest number of positive reviews I’ve seen on popular shopping streets, but I’ve also had zero issues after purchasing it about a year ago. They come with a 200 day warranty, but you will probably never need it.
The one dim is that they take a little longer to reload (sometimes almost 4 hours). However, this is useful because they have a much superior carrying capacity. In real terms, these packages are almost twice as effective. Where my standard factory packages last for 25 minutes on the shag carpet, the HQRP pack will take almost 45 minutes! On easier surfaces, they can easily arrive in an hour, refilling around 1.5 hours per load. Best of all, the prices are quite relative to the other packages (see below for link).
Super Extended 3800mAh battery pack
Compatibility: All XV series
Super extended 3800mAh battery is basically similar to the HQRP, though it has more strenght and flexibility.This is the high end of the replacement battery market. While the price is almost a normal replacement, you get some serious punch. Today I only buy extended batteries. If the family budget causes me, I always try to go for the “super extended”.
At 3800mAh, this battery is the long-lasting one that is currently available. One of the first things I noticed was the improved Neato efficiency with this battery on board. Where some rooms require 3 passes, they now need 1 to be completely cleaned according to my standards (or my wife’s standards).
The Super Extended batteries usually covers extensive areas of your homes and are the best options for extensive estates or homes. Make sure that you fully charge the batteries according to the instructions in the box. Consider these batteries as the “turbo charger” for your Neato device.
Lithium Neato XV Series Replacement Battery
Compatibility: Neato XV Series (All – Including Signature and Signature Pro)
Because the XV series is now a bit older, many of my Neato’s begin to play this age. Battery is usually the messenger. Lithium batteries are better for various reasons, but essentially they are more reliable and longer than traditional batteries. If you are looking for a good replacement of lithium, I was lucky with this company as a replacement for my Neato XV-21, which recently came in a “coma” battery.
This battery contains 4400 mAH versus 3200 standard in Neato’s retail in this era. That’s a lot of extra juice and the best I’ve seen for the XV series. They claim that they take up to 4x longer. I’m still testing this, but so far they’ve lasted 2x for so long. I did not have them long enough to see if it’s really ‘4x’.
Botvac Replacement Battery
Compatibility: Botvac 70e, 75, 80 and 85)
From discussion in the forums I saw a few people who needed a replacement and it seems that a great Super Extended Botvac battery is available. I can even do an early upgrade, just for improved performance and peace of mind.
Neato Replacement Battery to avoid
I have had a bad experience with Powerextra with my Roomba and now my Neato. I really bought them as a test because I had previously found that they were not good options for Roomba devices. In the same way, the one pack I bought for my Neato XW-21 flaked after a month. Even while they worked, I noticed that my Neato set more trips than usual. I keep away from these batteries and this company in general, until they can definitely improve their product.
Another set to derive is the Crucial Battery Replacement Pack. While I have not used them personally, I have some friends in the robot vacuum community that have them. It takes about 6-8 months. This is not terrible, but it’s not great either. Ideally, you want to get a replacement package for at least one year (preferably 2-3 years). They are mediocre at best and do not work the $ 54 you have to pay for them. It is much safer to hold onto any of the above options. At this price range, the Neato Robotics manufacturer packages are a much better value for the money.
How Neato batteries Can be changed correctly
I decided to add this piece to the end. I see complaints from buyers of almost any variety of Neato replacement batteries about their new battery packs do not load properly or do not work out / extinguish shortly after installation. While I can not speak for any situation, I’m fairly convinced that 75% of these issues are due to an incorrect installation. With this in mind, I described the steps below to install a new back (of any variety):
1. Remove the battery cover (with a Phillips head screwdriver)
2. Replace the old battery with the new one. Note: This step can not really make you wrong because the connector only accepts it in a certain way.
3. Replace the lid.
4. Turn on the Neato to “Menu”, “Support”, “New Battery,” “OK”
For Neato Replacement Battery you can Now do the following:
– Upload the Neato completely
– Run it until it informs you that it needs to be charged
– Do not lift it. Keep it calm in the night
– 12-24 hours later, place it on the charger
For these last steps, repeat every 6-8 weeks as a way to maintain the battery. Due to the type of battery that Neato uses, you must keep the battery fluid in a “fluid” state. Leave it low or no bicycles, which will lose effectiveness over time. This is what many people have experienced when installing new batteries, especially because they do not follow these steps properly. It is also a good idea to do this to extend the life of existing batteries for the Neato devices.