Dyson DC41 vs DC50 what’s the difference?

Here are a few main differences between Dyson DC50 and DC41 that you should consider while deciding between these 2.

New Technologies:
The DC50 features the new Dyson cleaner head that includes a mixture of stiff nylon bristles and anti-static carbon fiber filaments. The carbon fiber bristles can improve the dust pickup on hard floors while the brush bar on DC41 is only intended for carpeted surfaces.
The DC50 features new 2 Tier Radial Cyclone technology to increase airflow and separate more microscopic dust while the DC41 is equipped with Radial Root Cyclone Technology.

Cord & Hose Length:
DC41 has a longer cord that is 35 ft long, about 10 ft longer than the one on DC50. And the DC41 includes a 15.4 ft hose while it’s 8.5 ft long on DC50.

Dust Bin Capacity:
DC41 has a much larger dust bin that can hold 0.55 gallons while it’s only 0.21 gallons on DC50.

Size and Weight:
DC41 is full size while the DC50 is compact, so the DC41 is bulkier, and about 5.5 lbs heavier than the DC50. But DC41 has wider cleaning path, and its suction power is 235 airwatts versus 128 airwatts on DC50.

More details about the specs of DC41 and DC50, read the table below.

Compare Dyson DC41 and DC50

 Dyson DC50 AnimalDyson DC41 Animal
ImagesDyson DC50 Animal Vacuum CleanerDyson DC41 Animal Vacuum Cleaner
Price$449.99 at dyson.com on July 03, 2014Not Available at dyson.com
Cyclone Technology Type2 Tier Radial™ CyclonesRadial Root Cyclone™ technology
Ball TechnologyYesYes
DesignCompact UprightFull Size Upright
Multiple Floor Types CleaningYESYES
Corded or CordlessCordedCorded
Cord Length24.9 ft35 ft
Hose Length8.5 ft15.4 ft
Max Reach33.4 ft51 ft
Cord RewindManualManual
Amps6.5 amps10 amps
Suction Power128 airwatts235 airwatts
Suction ControlNoNo
Bagged or BaglessBaglessBagless
Bin Size0.21 gallons0.55 gal
Motorized BrushrollYESYES
Brush On/OffYESYES
Cleaner Head Widthabout 11″about 13.3″
Cleaner Head TechnologySelf-adjustingSelf-adjusting
Manual Height Adjustments for Carpet/Rug cleaningNoNo
Weight11.6 lbs17.1 lbs
Included ToolsTangle-free Turbine tool
Combination Tool
Stair Tool
Tangle-free Turbine tool
Combination tool
Stair tool
Dimensions30.1" x 11" x 13.9"41.9" x 12.2" x 14.3
Warranty5 year warranty on parts & labor5 year parts and labor warranty
Dyson DC41 Animal and DC41 Animal Complete is the same except for the color and tool they include, the Complete version comes with more tools, in addition to the 3 tool that DC41 Animal has, it also has a Soft Dusting Brush, Stuff Bristle, Brush, Multi-Angle Brush, and Zorb Carpet Powder.

Overall, the DC50 is better suited for a small house or apartment. For a large house, buy the DC41 instead.

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