glnc222 wrote:I doubt a damp floor would damage it but a puddle will do so. A user knocking over a pet water bowl had damage (why I made a point of not relying on mag strips for those).
Experiments with filter suction (thread "electronic filter monitoring") showed the fan can operate with the intake blocked and even do so at lower power. The constant RPM fan control reduces load when there is no air to move. So while the fan cannot be turned off (the system monitors the fan or blockages), a piece of cardboard, paper or plastic can be placed over the filter to stop the intake. (As a consequence removing the filter increases air flow and the fan motor load substantially, and should be avoided.)
Investment in experiments is an unavoidable cost of making unusual uses of such equipment. For more certainty a mopping robot is the conventional apporach.
I heard iRobot obtained its camera navigation tech for the latest Roomba, finally emulating Neato, from its purchase of the Mint company now Braava product line.
Thanks. Firstly, i dont have carpets in my house. Also, I am trying to save the money of another robot. Also the idea of a single robot doing all alone is appealing. I have already tried with normal suction with a wet mop under it and it works well. Butility I am scared to ruin the robot.
So, is it so simple to reduce hugely the amount of suction of the fan? Simply to put some plastic over the filter? I think that plastic would not let air at all thus making air flow impossible. So basically the fan would shut off. Isn't this risky? Can I try? Has someone already tried?
I wonder why none has tried this before. It could be a very useful mod if tested as safe, considering how expensive are the irobots doing the mopping.If it worked you could have really the final product all in one with small expense.