Roomba 880 vs 960 Run Time

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Re: Roomba 880 vs 960 Run Time

Postby marquesalan » March 29th, 2017, 11:15 am

Thank you. I am looking forward to upgrading as soon as there is a sale and it matches my 880 price so I can do an even swap. Can't wait!
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Re: Roomba 880 vs 960 Run Time

Postby marquesalan » April 22nd, 2017, 1:57 pm

Update today: I turned off the Edge Clean and it saved 2 hours of cleaning time. Next, I switched out the original Lithium battery for the X-life battery and the robot ran for 1 hour and 48 minutes! That's an added 30 minutes of cleaning time for a charge is needed. So a bigger battery in the 960 can almost make it run as long as the 980. Sweet!
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Re: Roomba 880 vs 960 Run Time

Postby marquesalan » May 6th, 2017, 7:34 am

You were right the 960 is amazing! I turned off Edge Cleaning but left the passes to Automatic and now it only takes my little buddy a couple hours to finish my house. It makes it about 3/4 through the house before it has to recharge. I replaced the Lithium original battery with my Xlife I had in my 880 and it runs about 20 minutes longer than the green battery. I will keep the green as back-up. The airflow seems much more powerful than my 880 and it has been filling up the bin every day, maybe because it's new. But it doesn't miss any spots like my 880 did. So glad I paid the extra money! So I have a 1 hour and 48 minutes run time compared to the 2 hour run time on the 980 and no carpet boost but test reveal there is no significant cleaning difference so I cannot justify the extra $200 dollars. $100 more and I would have made the jump to the 980. Can't wait to see what comes out next!
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Re: Roomba 880 vs 960 Run Time

Postby saba11 » May 7th, 2017, 9:21 am

I've tested both and there's not a major difference. But the Roomba 960 seems to be a bit more efficient.
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Re: Roomba 880 vs 960 Run Time

Postby marquesalan » May 7th, 2017, 9:38 am

Thanks for the feedback! Good to know.
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Re: Roomba 880 vs 960 Run Time

Postby marquesalan » December 28th, 2017, 1:37 pm

So I had an issue with 960 where it would just randomly stop. They said it was due to the battery. I got a replacement and it's the larger capacity one that comes standard with the 980. Now it runs just over 2 hours and cleans my whole house in one charge! The only thing I am missing now is the Carpet Boost feature which I read does not make a difference. Plus in my opinion the finish on the 960 looks so much nicer than the smoky brown finish on the 980. Life is good!
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