SmartPro Compact Robot vacuum cleaner

Super slim design (6cm), 2-step cleaning system, 80 min runtime FC8700/71

Frequently Asked Questions

How does my Philips SmartPro Compact robot clean?

Your Philips SmartPro Compact robot vacuum cleaner is designed to clean for you. Find out all about it.

What does the SmartPro Compact clean?

The robot is equipped with features that make it a suitable cleaner to help you clean the floors in your home. The robot is especially suitable for cleaning hard floors, such as wooden, tiled or linoleum floors. It may experience problems cleaning soft floors, such as carpet or rugs. If you use the robot on a carpet or rug, please stay close by the first time to see if the robot can deal with this type of floor. The robot also needs supervision when you use it on black and shiny hard floors.

How does the SmartPro Compact clean?

The robot has a 2-step cleaning system to clean your floors efficiently

  1. The two side brushes help the robot clean in corners and along walls. They also help to work dirt loose from the floor.
  2. The suction power of the robot picks up loose dirt and transports it through the suction opening into the dust container.

Cleaning patterns

In its auto cleaning mode, the robot uses an automatic sequence of cleaning patterns to clean each area of the room optimally. The cleaning patterns it uses are:

  • Z-pattern or zigzag pattern
  • Random pattern
  • Wall-following pattern
  • Spiral pattern

During auto cleaning, the robot uses these patterns in a fixed sequence: The Z-pattern, followed by the random pattern; The wall-following pattern, followed by the spiral pattern. When the robot has completed this sequence of patterns, it starts moving in Z-pattern again. The robot continues to use this sequence of patterns to clean the room until the rechargeable battery has run down, or until it has been switched off manually.

If the robot detects a particularly dirty area during its cleaning run, it switches to spiral mode to ensure thorough dirt removal. You can also select each mode individually by pressing the appropriate button on the remote control (FC8710 only).

How does the SmartPro Compact avoid height differences?

The robot has three drop-off sensors in the bottom. It uses these drop-off sensors to detect and avoid height differences such as staircases. It is normal for the robot to move slightly over the edge of a height difference, as its front drop-off sensor is located behind the bumper. Caution: In some cases, the drop-off sensors may not detect a staircase or other height difference in time. Therefore, monitor the robot carefully the first few times you use it, and when you operate it near a staircase or another height difference.

The information on this page applies to the following models: FC8700/71 .

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