Lithium Replacement Battery for Roomba Vacuum #Giveaway

by Michelle M

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributor Michelle of Honest & Truly! who received a replacement Roomba lithium battery for review purposes from Lithium Power, Inc. We are compensated, but all opinions remain our own.

We moved this past week. With three floors to our house, two kids, two cats, a husband, and wood floors throughout most of it, I don’t think I’ve cleaned this much in a long time. We cleaned before we moved in we cleaned once we got the furniture in and the movers were finished, and I feel like I’ve been cleaning almost every day since then.

To say that I’m grateful to have a Roomba that makes the vacuuming portion easier is putting it mildly, but poor Michelle (yes, my kids named her after me) is having a hard time keeping up. Her battery just isn’t up to the amount of cleaning that I want to do. Fortunately, I just replaced her battery with a new litium Roomba replacement battery from Lithium Power, Inc., and the difference is significant.

Utilizing lithium batteries is becoming the norm in most electronics because they last longer and hold a charge better. They are pretty much par for the course now for most electronics from tablets to cameras to phones and more. For some reason, my not exactly cheap Roomba still comes with a Nickel cadmium battery, however. Lithium batteries last four times longer and hold a charge for nearly twice as long as traditional batteries. Michelle used to last for about an hour and a half or so before she headed back to her charging base due to a lack of batteries. As I used her more and more, her battery life started dropping off.

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Lithium batteries have a much stronger recharging cycle. After 800 charges, they retain 80% of their battery power. I obviously haven’t gotten that far with my charging yet, but given the experience I have with my phone, I fully expect to realize that difference. To me, the most important difference is that I can now use Michelle for well over 3 hours before she gives me that nasty red circle where she’s crying for help. Less time charging means a cleaner house for me!

When I first opened up the package, I was a little taken aback. The Roomba replacement battery was carefully wrapped in bubble wrap, but when I unwrapped it, I was surprised by the almost homemade looking bright colors on the battery. Once I opened up the battery case on my Roomba, I realized that this was merely typical of the batteries, as the Lithium Power Inc lithium battery for Roomba is merely a mirror image of colors from the one that was in Michelle to start.

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The most frustrating part of the process in replacing my Roomba battery was the utter lack of instructions from Lithium Power, Inc. I was told to “Please refer to iRobot Roomba’s manual for battery installation.” Although I understand that they may not want to void any warranties for the Roomba or have out of date instructions, I expect more from instructions than that. Fortunately, the iRobot site has an easy visual instruction guide to Roomba replacement battery installation. Using a Phillips head screwdriver and following the iRobot Roomba instructions, I was able to switch out the battery quickly and easily.

One awesome part about the lithium replacement battery is that I did not have to spend an entire day charging the battery before Michelle was ready to go. Although I did allow the battery to charge some, she was ready to go quickly – something that traditional batteries are unable to do. Personally, when I want to clean, I want to clean now, not in 16 hours! These Roomba replacement batteries work for the 500, 600, 700, and 800 series, which covers most of the Roombas out there now.

I can’t be alone in my battery for Roomba declining in power, and the Lithium Power, Inc lithium Roomba battery works beautifully. It was quick and easy to install, and it is doing everything that it says it will. It isn’t cheap – $69.99, which includes shipping – but given that my Roomba is now able to clean for more than twice as long before running out of batteries, it’s a price I’m willing to pay for my sanity and peace of mind. And for more peace of mind, there is a second year warranty for the battery that you can purchase when you order for $10 more.

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You get to win a Lithium Roomba Replacement Battery! That’s a $70 value. Use the entry form below to enter!

 

Michelle may never stop running around Chicagoland, but she always makes time for the important things in her life – her wee ones, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends – and of course, writing. You can see what she’s up to on her blog Honest & Truly! or on Twitter where she tweets as @HonestAndTruly.



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Michelle is a stay at home mom of Mister Man (8) and Little Miss (6). When she's not out volunteering or running children to therapy or practices, you can find her in the kitchen or on her personal blog Honest & Truly where there's always a good story or new recipe or at her review blog Honest And Truly Reviews. You can also connect with her on Twitter.

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1 alicia k June 26, 2014 at 8:33 am

the battery lasts over 3 hours!

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2 Sonya Morris June 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm

I don’t have a roomba yet but it is on my wishlist! I will NEED the lithium battery when I finally get one!!

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3 Amanda Sakovitz June 26, 2014 at 2:20 pm

i dont have one yet but im entering to win one now and I would def need this!

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4 Katy June 26, 2014 at 2:58 pm

It only lasts a few months for us. :(

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5 John June 26, 2014 at 5:42 pm

I already tried one for my old Roomba 535. The lithium battery lasts for 4 hours last weekend.

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6 kristen mcclary June 26, 2014 at 6:44 pm

about 3 hours mine is kinda old though soits lost life

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7 heather June 26, 2014 at 7:32 pm

I want to win this one for mom I think hers lasts between 3-4 hours.

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8 Melissa Nagy June 26, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Per the review, the battery power should last “well over 3 hours”. GREAT!

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9 marian boll June 26, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Just learned the life of a battery is over 3 hours long…super!!

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10 Nicole Dz June 26, 2014 at 11:44 pm

I learned The battery lasts a little over 3 hours. WOW! I don’t have a Roomba but would love to take one for a test drive.

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11 RICHARD HICKS June 27, 2014 at 3:47 am

Around 3 hours for us.

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12 Cheryl Free June 27, 2014 at 8:07 am

I don’t have a Roomba or a Roomba Battery.

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13 Tammy S June 27, 2014 at 8:46 am

I don’t have a Roomba but my sister does. She would love this. I think she said her battery last about 4 hours.

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14 John June 27, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Is that true? Last longer, clean better!

I used Roomba everyday for awhile. With this long lasting lithium battery for my Roomba. I cleaned the trash bin everyday back then. Amazingly, I though 4 hours cleaning is good enough. But, I still have to clean the trash bin next day after 4hours plus Roomba operations. So, I decided to try again on next day. On next day and on next day. I learnt that using Roomba every day and last Roomba operation as long as you can really pay off the investment on premier price we paid for Roomba and lithium battery. My living space is so clean since then.

My sister’s kids looked for the balls underneath the cabinet of TV. Their hands were so clean. That touched my sister to buy one lithium battery for her newest Roomba model 779, even the battery comes with is still working for about one hour operations. She tells me that she always pushes clean button of Roomba whenever she walks out. She feels comfortable that she really keeps her home by daily using Roomba with lithium battery instead of using by weekend only.

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15 G June 27, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Never really timed it to see how long thr battery lasts, all I know is that dreaded light is on way too much which is annoying. I’d really love to have one of these and honestly think they should come with them. Perhaps they eventually will start including the better battery. I would love to have a better battery for mine. I love the roomba and it helps keeps fur up from my eight doggies in between using the regular vacuum. Thanks for the chance to win.

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16 Birdiebee June 28, 2014 at 12:04 am

I am trying to win this for my mother whose battery died. She doesn’t remember how long it lasted.

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17 Donna Marie June 28, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Per an article I found Robot promises that the battery can run for up to 2 hours, and based on our estimates, will last about 400 charges.

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18 Stacey b June 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm

This would be for my Grandmother, I’m not really sure how long her batteries last but I know she mentioned wanting one of these.

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19 Tina Marie June 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm

We haven’t used our Roomba yet, so I can’t say how long the battery lasts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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20 david June 30, 2014 at 1:31 am

Great website i love it.

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21 claudia m July 1, 2014 at 1:35 am

I don’t have a Roomba ‘yet’ but still hoping :) but per review it last 3 hours.

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22 tammigirl July 1, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Ours lasts nearly nothing. Really, not even long enough to do the big room any more.

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23 mysweetiepiepie July 1, 2014 at 9:30 pm

The battery last about 3 or 4 hours.

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24 christine jessamine July 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm

I am not sure yet, mine is still in the box till we move.

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25 Austin Baroudi July 2, 2014 at 8:56 pm

I don’t have one yet.

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26 nannypanpan July 2, 2014 at 9:17 pm
27 AM July 3, 2014 at 4:27 pm

i don’t have one so i don’t know how long it would last

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28 Tammy Woodall July 3, 2014 at 6:43 pm

I’m planning to get a Roomba in the near future. I’ve heard good things about them. Although, I’m not sure how long the Battery lasts.

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29 Mihaela Day July 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

It only lasts a few months for us.

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30 vera July 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm

About 3 hours for us.

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31 Nancy July 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm

I don’t yet have a Roomba, so I don’t know.

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32 Liberty T. July 5, 2014 at 3:31 pm

I have not yet tried the Roomba battery but I would certainly love to have one!

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33 Lori Walker July 5, 2014 at 6:09 pm

I do not have a roomba but i’ve heard they last around two hours.

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34 Sarah L July 6, 2014 at 3:47 am

I don’t have one and don’t know how long they last.

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35 Debra Hall July 6, 2014 at 1:22 pm

i do not own one but would love too

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36 Brittney House July 6, 2014 at 4:27 pm

I’m really not sure.

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37 Jan Hammersmith July 6, 2014 at 7:31 pm

our battery lasts about 4 hours

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38 Crystal Rose July 6, 2014 at 7:44 pm

I’m trying to win this for the in-laws. I’m not sure how long their battery lasts.

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39 Charlotte Padgett July 7, 2014 at 9:21 am

I haven’t used my Roomba in a few years because the battery didn’t last long enough-maybe three hours. Would love to try this new one.

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40 Stephanie July 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm

the battery lasts over 3 hours

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41 tina reynolds July 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

It lasts around approx 3 hours

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42 angie July 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm

a few hours I believe

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43 Douglas Houston July 7, 2014 at 3:34 pm

My Roomba will last about 4 hours

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44 Sadie B. July 7, 2014 at 4:04 pm

It lasts about 3 hours.

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45 Leela July 7, 2014 at 8:37 pm

It lasts about several hours.

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46 Darlene Carbajal July 7, 2014 at 9:59 pm

I have never owned a Roomba. I would love to win this!

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47 Connie Tucker July 8, 2014 at 4:13 am

Not quite 3 hours for us

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48 s riches July 8, 2014 at 8:28 am

As soon as i get a Roomba I hope it will last long enough to vacuum the entire house.

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49 susan smoaks July 8, 2014 at 11:04 am

i do not have a roomba but i am going to get one for my birthday!

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50 heather c July 8, 2014 at 11:20 am

We use our Roomba for about ten minutes per room and watch it the entire time, as we’ve seen it go nuts by the cat food and the puzzle boxes. lol It lasts through five rooms before we put it back, but it’s not slowing down, so… Great battery!

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51 Mandy Haynes July 8, 2014 at 11:25 am

My battery on our roomba last about an hour.

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52 Dawn S. July 8, 2014 at 11:54 am

About 4 hours usually, a little longer if I’m lucky.

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53 Carrie Miyake July 8, 2014 at 12:10 pm

It lasts about 45 minutes but that is not long enough when you have a big hairy dog that it cleans up after.

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54 Jill Myrick July 8, 2014 at 12:32 pm

My Roomba battery currently last about a half an hour.

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55 Annmarie W. July 8, 2014 at 12:45 pm

My mom says her battery seems to run out just when she least needs it to! LOL! Usually about 4 months or so.

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56 cassandra July 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Our roomba will typically last around 3 hours.

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57 jasyntha cornwell July 8, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Around 3-4 hours

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58 PaulaMS July 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

My Mom has one. I’m trying to win the battery for her. I never asked her how long.

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59 wen budro July 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm

It usually lasts about 3 hours give or take 30 minutes.

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60 jessica schueler July 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I don’t have one yet :/

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61 amy deeter July 8, 2014 at 4:57 pm

the life of a battery is over 3 hours long

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