Makita DRC200Z 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion 36V Brushless Cordless Robotic Vacuum Kit - Tool Only
Release DateMarch 22, 2017
Dimensions‎18.11″ x 18.11″ x 7.09″
Weight17.2 lbs
Dustbin Volume2,366-2,500 ml
Runtime200 minutes
Noise Level64 decibels
Control MethodRemote control

Kit edition

Makita DRC200PT (also available on Amazon)

Makita DRC200Z 18V X2 LXT

Makita is perhaps most known for its toolkits, but this time, it comes to you with an interesting-looking robot vacuum that cleans approximately 5,380 square foot of hard floors per go. Tiles and carpets should take about 170 minutes.

Battery info

To ensure extended battery life and improved tool performance, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls, which is communicational technology to enable the Star Protection battery and tool to exchange data in real time, monitoring conditions intra-usage to prevent overloading, overheating, and over-discharging. Additionally, there are dual LED battery indicators to see the charge level of each battery.

Different modes

One of the modes at your disposal is “main brush plus vacuum” using two batteries, which are not included, but they are supposed to charge very fast. That mode is for large debris and small particles. If you only have large debris, go for “main brush only”. Ironically, this robot vacuum seems to struggle with large debris…

Brush details

There is a BL brushless motor that aims to eliminate the need for carbon brushes, so the BL motor runs cooler and more efficiently, striving for longer battery life. This motor is electronically controlled in order to optimize battery usage for 50% longer runtime. The motor chamber has sound-absorbing material for a low operational noise level.

The three-stage cleaning system is as follows:

  1. Side brushes
  2. Main brush
  3. Vacuum suction

The side brushes capture debris alongside walls and corners. The side brushes and main brush join forces to ensure a wide cleaning route that is wider than 18 inches.

Navigational characteristics

The cruise mode function utilizes many detection sensors to navigate spaces efficiently. As for the navigational options:

  1. Pattern navigation: for wide spaces that have a few obstacles
  2. Random navigation: if there are many obstacles

Thanks to detection sensor tech, obstacles and cliffs are identified to be avoided. However, the DRC200Z may get stuck and not be able to get unstuck without your help, especially if it tries to climb a rug.

Additional features

There is a filtration system to catch micro-dust particles. You have two navigation options depending on how many obstacles there are, a timer function, remote control, a boundary tape, and more. The timer function can trigger the DRC200Z vacuum in one, three, or five hours. The cleaning components are washable for easy maintenance. Furthermore, there is a carriage handle.


We only recommend using this Makita robot vacuum on a hard floor with light debris.

  • Light debris performance
  • Hard floor performance
  • Fairly quiet
  • No redock, recharge, and resume
  • Too tall to go under furniture
  • Large debris performance
  • May get stuck



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