Yes, some Roomba models can have multiple home bases so that you can set one in different rooms or floors of your home. This allows the Roomba to automatically switch to the appropriate home base and charge after cleaning a specific area.
How does Roomba find a home base?
Roomba uses a combination of technologies to locate its home base. It uses infrared sensors to find the docking station and its onboard sensors and algorithms to navigate to it. Roomba also has a “Virtual Wall” feature, which helps it locate the home base. The Virtual Wall is a small device that uses infrared beams to create a barrier that Roomba will not cross. You can place it in front of the home base, so Roomba will know where to go. Once Roomba reaches the docking station, it will dock itself and recharge its battery.
Can I have 2 Roombas on the same app?
Yes, you can have multiple Roomba vacuums connected to the app. Each Roomba requires its account and must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Once connected, you can access and control your Roomba vacuums through the app. You can schedule cleaning, monitor cleaning progress, and receive notifications for each Roomba individually.
Are Roomba bases interchangeable?
The Roomba charging bases, also known as the Home Base or the North Star, are interchangeable among Roomba models. If you have multiple Roomba models in your home, you can use the same charging base for all of them as long as the Roomba models are compatible with the charging base. It is essential to check the product manual or the manufacturer’s website to confirm compatibility before purchasing.
However, some Roomba models have different charging bases, like Roomba i7, i7+, s9, s9+ have the Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal, a different charging base with a feature that allows the Roomba to empty itself after each cleaning session.
Can Roomba’s home base be under a table?
Yes, Roomba’s home base can be placed under a table. However, you should ensure that the home base is in a location that is easily accessible for the Roomba to locate and dock.
It’s important to ensure that any objects or furniture do not block the home base and that there is enough clearance for the Roomba to approach it from all sides. The Roomba needs a clear path to the home base to dock and charge. Also, ensure that the home base is in a location where it will not be disturbed during cleaning.
Additionally, if the table is low and your Roomba model has cliff sensors, it’s better to avoid placing the home base under the table, as the Roomba will detect it as a cliff and might not be able to dock properly.
Why doesn’t Roomba return to home base before the battery dies?
There are several reasons why a Roomba may not return to its home base before the battery dies:
- Obstacles: If obstacles are blocking the Roomba’s path to the home base, it may not be able to return to dock and charge.
- Dirty Sensors: Roomba’s sensors can become dirty over time, which can cause navigation problems. If the sensors are dirty, Roomba may be unable to locate the home base.
- Low Battery: If the Roomba’s battery is already low when it starts cleaning, it may not have enough power to return to the home base.
- Wrong Configuration: If the Roomba is not configured correctly, it may not return to the home base when it’s supposed to. This can happen if the Roomba’s schedule is not set up properly or if the home base is not located in the right spot.
- Software issues: A bug or malfunction in the Roomba’s software can prevent it from returning to the home base.
Check the Roomba’s battery level, clean its sensors, and make sure it is configured correctly, and also, you can check for software updates to fix any bugs.
How long does it take Roomba to find a home base?
The time it takes for a Roomba to find its home base can vary depending on a few factors, such as the layout of your home and the condition of Roomba’s sensors. In general, it should take a maximum of a few minutes for a Roomba to locate its home base and dock for recharging.
If Roomba needs help finding the home base or takes a long time to return, it may be due to obstacles blocking its path, dirty sensors, or software issues. In this case, you should check the Roomba’s sensors, ensure no obstacles are blocking its way, and check for any software updates.
Additionally, if you have the Virtual Wall feature, you can place it in front of the home base, so Roomba will know where to go and help the Roomba reach the home base faster and more efficiently.