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Electrolux ZA2 User Manual
Trilobite – a class of arthropods that lived
on earth about 250-560 million years ago.
Many received nourishment by vacuuming
the ocean beds for small animals and
particles. Their backs were hard, and they
are perhaps the most well known fossils
we know today, and can often be observed
embedded in stone in walls, staircases and
floors. This ancient creature has served as
a source of inspiration for the futuristic
design of Trilobite.
Trilobite – une classe d’arthropodes qui
vivait sur terre il y a environ 250 à 560 milllions d’années. La plupart de ces crustacés
se nourrissaient en aspirant les petits animaux et les particules qui se trouvaient au
fond de l’océan. Dotés d’une coquille dorsale solide, ils sont probablement les fossiles les plus connus de nos jours puisqu’il
n’est pas rare de trouver leurs restes
incrustés dans les parois, les escaliers et les
sols en pierre. C’est cet animal préhistorique qui a inspiré la conception futuriste du
Trilobite – eine Art Gliederfüßer, der vor ca.
250 - 560 Millionen Jahren auf der Erde
lebte. Viele ernährten sich, indem sie den
Meeresboden nach Kleintieren und Partikeln
absaugten. Ihre Rücken waren hart und sie
sind heutzutage wahrscheinlich die bekanntesten Fossile. Man sieht sie oft als Stein in
Wänden, Treppen und Böden eingebettet.
Dieses altertümliche Wesen inspirierte
das futuristische Design des Trilobite.
Table of Contents
Table des matières
Quick Start
Démarrage rapide
Product Description
Description du produit
Description fonctionnelle
Beschreibung der Funktionen
Functional Description
For Your Own Safety
Pour votre sécurité
Für Ihre eigene Sicherheit
Preparations Before Use
Préparation avant l’utilisation
Buttons and Display
Boutons et affichage
Tasten und Anzeige
Vacuuming Programs
Programmes de nettoyage
Timer and Changing the Message
Display Language
Minuteur et Modification de la langue
d’affichage des messages
Ändern des Timers und der Sprache
in der Anzeige
Programmable Timer
Minuteur programmable
Programmierbarer Timer
Error Messages
Messages d’erreurs
Emptying and Cleaning
the Dust Collector
Pour vider et nettoyer
le bac à poussière
Cleaning the Roller
Questions and Answers
Leeren und Reinigen
des Staubbehälters
Nettoyage du rouleau
Reinigen der Rolle
Questions et réponses
Fragen und Antworten
Accessories/After-Sales Service
Accessoires/Service après-vente
Technical Specifications
Fiche technique
Technische Daten
Declaration of Conformity
Déclaration de conformité
“I am Trilobite – your personal vacuum
cleaner. I do the vacuuming so you can
do other things”
I am your automatic vacuum cleaner.The Trilobite.
Just leave me on the floor and I will do the job for you.
Scan the room, move around by myself and vacuum the floor.
You don’t even need to watch me. I keep on working
independently until the entire room is vacuumed. And I even
recharge automatically when necessary. And I turn myself off
when I´m finished.
Enable time for yourself – to ease your mind.That’s why
we developed a vacuum cleaner that you don’t have to push
about yourself – that just gets the job done.
You don’t have to think about vacuuming – you can spend
time doing other things.Trilobite – a vacuum that cleans by
itself.While you do other things instead – one example of
how Electrolux makes life a little easier.
Quick start
Of course you’re impatient and want to switch me on right away. No problem.
To start normal cleaning (firstly along the walls and then all open spaces in the
room), simply:
1. Place the charger against a wall and position me for
charging as shown.
2. When “ready” is displayed, leave me in the charger
and press the start button
3. Confirm with
and I will start cleaning.
4. After cleaning I will find my way back to the charger
and park for a new charge.
But before starting, read For Your Own Safety on pages 6–7!
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Product description
Filter lid
lock button
Drive wheel
Rating plate
Terminals for
connection to
Roller cover
lock button
Battery charger
Flexible bumper
Trilobite navigates using ultrasound and uses infrared light to detect
level differences. During edge cleaning, it receives information about
the size of the room. Edge cleaning serves as the basis for the estimated
duration for independent vacuuming in the Normal vacuuming mode.
NOTE! Trilobite is not fully charged upon delivery. Before using it
the first time, connect it to the battery charger. (Refer to page 8.) A full
battery charge requires approximately two hours.
Battery charger
When Trilobite has completed Normal or Quick vacuuming and it has
indicated the charger (flash in display. Refer to page 10), it returns to
the charger.The batteries are then charged and it is ready for more
Magnetic strip
The magnetic strip serve as “virtual walls” and are important for correct
operation. Use it to block e.g. door and wall openings and level differences lower than 10 centimetres. (Refer to page 9.)
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Self-adhesive magnet strip
for permanent installation
Use a pair of scissors or a knife to trim the magnetic strip to the
correct length. See page 9 in the user instructions to see how the
magnetic strip should be fitted.
Display and function keys
The function keys are used to start/stop Trilobite and for performing
any necessary setup and programming.The display clearly shows which
function is selected.
The handle, with its ergonomic grip, is used to lift and carry Trilobite
The motor-driven rotating roller contributes to excellent dust pickup.
Dust collector
The dust collector, with its efficient microfilter, has a high capacity and
is very simple to lift out for emptying. (See also page 5.)
Functional Description
Place the charger close to a wall.
This way, Trilobite will find the
charger in the edge cleaning mode.
Start Trilobite directly from the
charger or face it towards a wall at
a distance of 0.5 m, to the right of
the charger. Start vacuuming
(see page 11).
Edge cleaning
Trilobite starts by first travelling
along the walls of the room to
establish the size of the room.
In the Vacuum Cycle, Trilobite
moves through the room at its own.
Vacuum programs
Trilobite has three vacuum programs:
“Normal” Trilobite first plots the room by following the walls (edge
cleaning) and then vacuums all open surfaces.
The same as Normal, however without egde cleaning.
Trilobite vacuums an area of about one square metre twice.
Refer to page 11 for more information on how to proceed and when to
use the different programs.
Starting vacuuming
You will probably use the Normal program most of the time. In Normal
mode,Trilobite starts with approaching a wall and then follows the outer
edges of the room by left turns until one full circumference of the room
is covered. Depending on the size and layout of the room, edge cleaning
may last for up to 15 minutes (25 minutes if it has found the charger).
After this, edge cleaning ends, and vacuuming commences.
Programmable Timer
Trilobite can be programmed to clean at a particular time, on the day
or days you select for cleaning. (Read more on page 12.)
Main cleaning program
During the main cleaning sequence,Trilobite moves freely all over the
room.Trilobite “sees” its way around with the help of harmless ultrasound.This is the same technique that is used by bats for navigation in
the dark, for instance, and for foetal diagnosis in hospitals.
To make it easier
to find the charger,
start Trilobite towards
a wall close to and
to the right of the
To make it possible
for Trilobite to find
its way back to the
charger, place the
charger against
one of the outer
walls of the room.
When it discovers an object in its path,Trilobite stops a few centimetres
in front of it and then changes direction.Trilobite can handle most
obstacles. However, if it gets stuck, it will continue with its cleaning
program if you release it within 20 minutes, put it back down on the
floor within 30 seconds and press the “Continue Cleaning” button.
If Trilobite is lifted while cleaning, the cleaning program is cancelled
and Trilobite is reset. If this happens, restart Trilobite.To pause a cleaning program, press stop. Press
to resume.
If Trilobite is started from the charger or locates it during edge cleaning,
it will return to the charger unit whenever the battery charge falls below
a specific level. Once the batteries have been charged,Trilobite goes to
work again until the room has been vacuumed.When the work is done,
Trilobite returns to the charger. If Trilobite cannot find the charger
during edge cleaning and the battery voltage becomes too low, it will
stop somewhere in the room.
If you use the “Quick” program, always start Trilobite from the charger. It will then return to the charger when it has finished cleaning.
Emptying the dust collector
Empty the dust collector when the dust collector icon shows in the
display. Be sure to empty the dust collector even if it is not completely
full.The light indicator may be due to e.g. a blocked filter. Always
replace the filter with a new one.
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For Your Own Safety
Trilobite is a machine that moves by itself. It is tempting
to prying children’s fingers and is at work when nobody is
around...With this in mind, it is important to read the
following before you put it to work.
Only use Trilobite for normal household vacuuming.
Do not use Trilobite to vacuum
attics or basements garage
bathrooms, washing rooms or other wet rooms
ventilation rooms, inside false ceilings, etc.
tabletops, shelves, etc.
warehouses, industrial buildings, etc.
Do not leave children alone with Trilobite. Children are curious and
Trilobite is exciting. If a child by mistake starts the machine, he/she
could become scared, run away with the risk of injuries.
Magnetic strips
Do not install magnetic strips close to magnetic objects, since the
magnetic fields generated by them may affect the function of the
magnetic strips. Consequently, move magnetic objects to another place
in the room.
Carpet wear
In exceptional cases,Trilobite’s brush roller may cause certain
carpet types to wear quickly.
• Do not pull or carry the charger by cord, use cord as a handle,
close a door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners.
Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord.To unplug grasp the charger plug
not the cord.
• Locate charger indoors in a cool, dry area not exposed to the weather
to avoid electrical shock and/or cleaner damage.
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Before vacuuming
While cleaning
Risk of falling
The Trilobite cannot sense level differences lower than 10 centimetres.
Because of this, it might travel down a stairway or fall off a terrace if
the initial level difference is small. It may even start climbing up
inclines, e.g. slides in children´s rooms. Consequently, be sure to close
all doors and “box”Trilobite in with magnetic strips where necessary.
(Available as after sales item.)
Risk of personal injury
When Trilobite is working, somebody could stumble over it.
This may especially happen when Trilobite is returning to the charger
– in this case it is quiet as a whisper.With this in mind, make sure
everybody in your home knows that Trilobite is working. Do NOT sit
or stand on Trilobite!
If vacuum cleaner is not working as it should, has been dropped,
damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water – return it to a
service center.
Loose objects on tables, etc.
Trilobite automatically stops some centimetres in front of e.g. chairs,
tables and pedestals. Make absolutely sure that Trilobite cannot catch
suspended electric cords, tablecloths, belts, cords, etc.
In the worst case,Trilobite will pull objects off tables and cabinets or
down your walls.
Liquids: Do not allow Trilobite to vacuum liquids, since this
may severely damage the machine. Very thin dust: Do not allow
Trilobite to vacuum very thin dust like sement, plaster etc. since
this may severely damage the machine.
Objects on the floor
Put away small objects on the floor, which might be vacuumed by
After vacuuming
Never use Trilobite to:
Only allow an Electrolux service centre to replace the batteries since
the use of incorrect batteries may cause overheating. Not covered by
warranty. Do not under any circumstances heat the batteries! Use only
the charger Electrolux model ZAC2 to recharge Trilobite.
• Vacuum rooms with lit candles, lamps with open fires, etc.
• Vacuum rooms with open fire or embers in an open fireplace without
• Vacuum rooms where curtains or other textiles can become stuck to e.g.,
electric radiators
• Vacuum combustible substances such as petrol, white spirit, thinner, etc.
• Vacuum glowing cigarette butts
Because Trilobite can build up static electricity, never use it in rooms
where the air contains:
• Combustible gasses, such as petrol, white spirit, thinner, etc.
• Gasses from hairspray or deodorants
Do not spray the Trilobite with fragrances when it is operating.
Cleaning of Trilobite
Only use a damp cloth for wiping Trilobite.Take care when cleaning
the bumper guards. Avoid touching the bumper sensors.
Cleaning the dust and filter collector
Carefully empty the dust collector. Dust collected in the unit can cause
allergic reactions in sensitive persons. (Use only original Electrolux
micro filters for a snug fit.) Always dispose the old micro filter.
Be especially careful if there is a chance Trilobite has vacuumed rat
poison, detergent, disease carriers, etc. Please also pay attention to the
fact that Trilobite may have vacuumed e.g. insects or spiders.
Tip: Empty the dust collector in a plastic bag, while ensuring the
bag fits tightly around the unit.
Make sure small children cannot start Trilobite by accident.
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Preparations Before Use
If the battery charger is
placed on a soft surface, e.g. a rug or carpet,
or if you have a protruding skirting board preventing you from placing the battery charger
right against the wall,
use the adjustment
screw on the back of
the battery charger.
Push the Trilobite unit with its rear against the battery
charger’s contact plate. Press it in securely. Keep it
pressed in until you hear an acknowledging signal
(this may take a few seconds). This is particularly
important if the batteries are almost entirely dead.
When the batteries are exhausted: Push Trilobite
against the charger and hold it there for about a minute. Take it out and push it in again. Trilobite will then
automatically move towards the charger.
Battery indicator
Charging status
Normal. Timer: Auto
Start cleaning?
The battery indicator on Trilobite’s
display shows the battery capacity
during vacuuming and charging.
You may well develop a personal affection to Trilobite and
appreciate its intelligence.To get the best from your Trilobite,
we recommend you consider the following.
Charging (see also picture “Charging status”)
Put the battery charger on the floor, connect it to the mains and
place it with its rear side facing the wall. Allow a free space of 0.2
metres to the right of the charger.
Check the battery indicator before vacuuming starts.
Refer to the lower, middle picture.
A. Charge your Trilobite before vacuuming
B. You can commence vacuuming. But your Trilobite will need to
find the charger soon.
C. You don’t need a charger in the room to start vacuuming
Avoid interrupting the charging process. If unavoidable, pull the
machine away from the charger and press the
can also be started while Trilobite is still being charged. If the power to
the charger is interrupted for more than 30 seconds during charging,
and you have not manually placed Trilobite in the charger, it will leave
it, take a spin on the floor and then connect with the charger again.To
ensure that the batteries are fully charged after Trilobite has been left
The battery charger
should be placed along
a wall with a free margin
of 0.2 metres to the
right of the charger.
An audible signal
sounds and the
battery symbol in the
display show when
charging commences.
Trilobite becomes fully
charged in about two
hours at which time
“Ready” shows in the
unused in the charger for a longer period of time, pull it out and push
it back in to start a new charge cycle.
Move the furniture
Trilobite picks its way around furniture, whether freestanding or placed
flush against a wall. However, cleaning is both quicker and more
effective if you move the furniture slightly before it is time to start
cleaning. Of course, you do not need to move heavy furniture such as
sofas. On the other hand, chairs can be conveniently placed on top of
tables, lamps can be moved out of the way, loose rugs can be shifted.
But don’t complicate matters more than you need to! Normally, all you
need to do is to put Trilobite on the floor and let it get on with the job
of cleaning.
Loose objects
Trilobite cannot distinguish between dust, coins, rings and expensive
jewellery. Before starting Trilobite, be sure to put away small, loose
objects you do not want to lose. Also make sure there are no cords or
other objects on the floor that may prevent Trilobite from moving
freely in the room.
For your own safety
Before vacuuming, read “ For Your Own Safety “ on page 6–7!
Affixing the
magnetic strip
Clean the surface
with the enclosed
cleaning pad. Allow
to dry.
Always attach the magnetic strip
on top of the level difference
(Figure 5) and never along its side
(as shown in Figure 6 and 7).
not place the
magnetic strip
at an angle of
less than 90°.
Warning! Credit cards, etc. held
in the immediate vicinity may
become demagnetised.
1. Room with a low landing
2. Room with wall openings
Pull off
the protective
Affix the
magnetic strip.
Magnetic strips
Be sure to block level differences lower than 10 centimetres with the
magnetic strips. If you fail to do so the Trilobite can pass over the edge
and cause injuries and damage to property.
A self-adhesive magnetic strip that has once been removed has poorer
adhesive capability.We therefore strongly recommend that you attach
the necessary strips once and for all. Never re-use the adhesive of a
magnetic strip in any important application where safety is an important
parameter. If you nonetheless choose to let the strip lie unfastened on
the floor, make sure that the side with the adhesive (with the protective
paper backing) faces downwards! Please note that the magnetic strip is
not a safety device unless it is fastened to the floor.
Rooms with a staircase
Trilobite can detect a staircase provided that the step height is 10 cm or
greater.When Trilobite detects such a staircase, it stops automatically.
Do not place any objects on the top steps.
In rooms with landings or split levels
Trilobite cannot detect level differences of less than 10 cm. If the room
contains a landing of less than 10 cm in height, and that is also followed
by a staircase, this landing must be blocked using a magnetic strip to
make Trilobite stop before the landing. See pictures 1 and 5.
Room with
Room with
Rooms with wall openings
Trilobite is able to vacuum rooms with wall openings or walls placed at
odd angles. However, this will take longer than usual. It is a good idea
to vacuum one room at a time and separate the rooms by using the
magnetic strip as shown in picture 2.
Rooms with doorsteps
Always fit magnetic strip on the floor in front of the doorsteps in the
room you will be vacuuming. See picture 3 and 4.
Magnetic strips and carpets
If the carpet has a pile depth of less 15 mm the magnetic strip can be
placed under it with maintained functionality. If the strip is fitted on
top of the carpet, be sure it is securely attached.
Be careful!
Before starting Trilobite, be sure to put away small, loose objects that
might otherwise be vacuumed by Trilobite.
Also make sure there are no cords or other objects on the floor that
may prevent Trilobite from moving freely in the room.
Buttons and Display
Day and time
Remaining time
Dust collector full
Charger Found indicator
Battery indicator
Message display
Press the
button for about one second to start and stop Trilobite.
button has two functions. Use it to cancel a command
or to stop Trilobite during vacuuming.
Press the
button to confirm a setting shown on the display.
Use the
button to select items on the menu. Also use the
button as a “No” button when you do not want to select
a setting presented in the display.
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Information is shown in the display using status messages and also by
symbols. (The battery capacity symbol is shown on page 8.)
Charger found
collector full
Vacuuming Programs
Normal. Timer: Auto
Quick. Timer: 10min
Select program?
Select program?
Select program?
Normal vacuuming
When you start Trilobite it is ready
to start vacuuming using the Normal
program and automatic time calculation.
1. When Trilobite is switched off or placed
in the charger, press
to start.
2. Press
to start vacuuming.
Changing the time setting
This may be necessary when vacuuming floor
surfaces of 40 m2.
1. Press
twice until “Select timer?”
is shown, confirm by pressing
2. Set the desired time setting by pressing
and then confirm with
(When “On” is chosen, use
to set
desired time, confirm by pressing
This is the vacuuming time after wall
3. Press
to commence vacuuming.
Never start vacuuming at distances
under 0.5 m from a magnetic strip, staircase
or level difference. Vacuuming can always be
interrupted by pressing
. After this,
recommences vacuuming, while
will call up the menu.
Quick vacuuming
The Quick program is identical with Normal
vacuuming except that edge cleaning is not
included.Vacuuming takes shorter time with
the duration preset to 10 minutes, however,
the vacuum result may be slightly inferior.
Spot vacuuming
Use Spot vacuuming to quickly vacuum
a limited area, like if you have spilled something.The area that is vacuumed is approx.
1 m2 with Trilobite placed in the centre of
the area.The area is vacuumed twice.
1. After you have switched on Trilobite,
until “Select program?” is shown.
Confirm by pressing
2. Use
until “Quick” is displayed and
confirm by pressing
3. If you don’t want to change the time
setting, press
twice and start
vacuuming by pressing
. If you would
like to change the time setting, please
follow the next steps instead of step 3.
4. Confirm the option “Select timer?”
by pressing
5. Set the desired time setting by pressing
and then confirm with
(When “On” is chosen, use
to set
desired time, confirm by pressing
6. Press
to commence vacuuming.
1. After you have switched on Trilobite,
until “Select program?” is shown.
Confirm by pressing
2. Use
until “Spot” is displayed and
confirm by pressing
3. Put Trilobite in the centre of the area to
be vacuumed and start vacuuming by
Never start vacuuming at distances
under 0.5 m from a magnetic strip, staircase
or level difference. Vacuuming can always be
interrupted by pressing
. After this,
recommences vacuuming, while
will call up the menu.
Never start vacuuming at distances
under 0.5 m from a magnetic strip, staircase
or level difference. Vacuuming can always be
interrupted by pressing
. After this,
recommences vacuuming, while
will call up the menu.
Do not under any circumstances
vacuum liquids or lit or glowing objects,
e.g. cigarette butts.
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Timer and Changing
the Message
Display Language
Normal. Timer: Auto
Normal. Timer: Auto
Normal. Timer: Auto
Select timer?
Select start time?
Select start time?
It is possible to set the time duration for
Normal or Quick vacuuming.
Select the desired vacuum program, or
twice til “Select timer?” is shown.
Confirm by pressing
Set the desired time setting by pressing
and then confirm by pressing
When “Auto” is chosen Trilobite will
calculate its own vacuuming time.
When “On” is chosen, use
to set
desired time, confirm by pressing
When “Off” is chosen Trilobite will clean
until charging is needed.
For normal vacuuming program, this is the
vacuuming time after edge cleaning.
to commence vacuuming.
Trilobite is able to present the information on
the display in a number of different languages.
1. To change the display language, switch
on Trilobite and press
2. Press
until the displays asks whether you
want to change the language. Press
3. Press
to select the desired language and
confirm by pressing
Trilobite will now show display messages in
the selected language.
Status Messages
When you select a function, a status message
is shown on the display for about seven
seconds. After this, the name of the function
is shown again. It is of course possible to
change or confirm a displayed function even
while the status message is shown.
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Programmable Timer
Trilobite can be programmed to clean at a
particular time on every day of the week.
To use this function, you must first activate
and program Trilobite’s day and time functions.You can then set which day or days you
want Trilobite to clean on. After programming, it is a simple matter to activate or
deactivate the setting.
NOTE:Trilobite can only start programmed cleaning if it is placed in the charging
Set clock
1. Start Trilobite.
2. Press
until “Select start time”
is displayed.
3. Press
4. “Set time” is displayed.
5. Press
6. “Set day” is displayed. Press
the desired day is displayed.
7. Press
8. “Set clock” is displayed.
9. Press
until the desired hour is displayed.
10. Press
11. Press
until the desired 10-minute
block is displayed.
12. Press
13. Press
until the desired minute
is displayed.
14. Press
. The day and time are now
To program the cleaning time:
1. Start Trilobite.
2. Press
until “Select start time”
is displayed.
3. Press
4. “Timetab.” is displayed. (If the clock is
not set, “Set time” is displayed. See
above on setting the time.)
5. Press
6. “Select start day” is displayed.
7. Press
until the desired day is displayed.
8. Press
9. “Select start time” is displayed.
10. Press
until the desired hour is displayed.
11. Press
12. Press
until the desired minute is
13. Press
. The desired start time and
program are displayed. The default setting is the normal program with automatic
14. “OK?” flashes. If the setting is correct,
confirm with
. “Start cleaning?”
is displayed. Proceed to step 22.
If you require a different cleaning program:
. “Select program?” flashes.
to select the desired program.
Select the desired cleaning time.
(See “Timer” on this page.)
20. The set program is displayed. “OK?”
flashes. Confirm with
. “Start cleaning?” is displayed.
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Error Messages
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Normal. Timer: Auto
Select start time?
21. Repeat the programming steps for any
other days you want cleaning to be out.
22. Press “On/Off” button and place it in the
When Trilobite is placed in the charger and
a cleaning program is active, a clock symbol
is displayed. (Trilobite will now clean on the
set time.) NOTE: If batteries are not fully
charged at set start time, the cleaning start
will be skipped or delayed up to one hour.
To activate Trilobite:
1. Start Trilobite.
2. Press
until “Select start time”
is displayed.
3. Press
4. Press
to select “Enable”.
5. Press
to activate the cleaning program.
To deactivate Trilobite:
1. Start Trilobite.
2. Press
until “Select start time”
is displayed.
3. Press
4. Press
to select “Disable”.
5. Press
to deactivate the cleaning
To remove a cleaning program:
1. Start Trilobite.
2. Press
until “Select start time”
is displayed.
3. Press
4. Select “Timetab.”.
5. Press
6. “Select start day” is displayed.
7. Press
until the day is displayed on
which you wish to remove the cleaning
On days with cleaning set, the start time is displayed; otherwise “—:—” is displayed.
8. Press
“Select start time” is displayed.
9. Press
until “—:—” is displayed.
10. Press
Error Messages
The only faults that you can rectify yourself
are the ones listed below. In the event of
other error messages, recharge and restart
your Trilobite. If it still does not start, contact
our Customer Service, see page 18.
The errors you can correct yourself are
presented below:
5. Check roller.
Is something stuck?
Is it incorrectly attached?
6. Check casters.
Is something stuck?
7. Check bumper.
Verify its spring action. Is something
stuck preventing it from moving?
12. Trilobite is stuck.
Move it and switch it on again. Also see
Normal Vacuuming on page 5.
15. Check dust cassette.
In most cases, the filter unit has probably
not been set or it is incorrectly set.
16. Check charger.
Is the charger connected to the mains?
Are the terminals on the charger and
Trilobite properly connected to each
21. Moisture on the circuit board.
Let the machine dry out for 12 hours.
Then try restarting it.
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Emptying and Cleaning the Dust Collector
1. Press the button on the rear
2. ... lift off the lid.
3. Take out the dust collector.
side of Trilobite, and ...
4. Remove the grille with the
opening facing up.
5. Empty the collector
(preferably in a plastic bag
fit snugly around the unit).
Do not knock the
collector against hard
surfaces to empty it. Always
replace with a new filter.
Cleaning the Roller
1. Check the roller each time
the dust collector is
emptied. Begin by lifting
Trilobite by the handle.
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2. Turn Trilobite upside down
and put it on a soft surface
with the display facing you.
3. Push the locking knob to the
4. Raise the cover.
5. Lift the roller by the end
without a drive belt.
Remove it by holding it
at an angle and pulling
6. Rinse the dust collector
under running water.
Do not clean in a dishwasher
or clothes washing machine.
6. Clean the roller. Use a pair
of scissors to cut away
strings, threads, etc.
7. Insert a new filter and
replace the grille.
7. Slide in the roller, take care
to secure the belt and rotate
it so that the teeth engage
8. Replace the motor filter for
9. Replace the dust collector.
each tenth time the dust
collector filter is replaced.
Attach the filter with the
cut-off corners facing to
the right.
8. Press the roller
10. Replace the lid, and push
down on the lid. If the lid
cannot be properly closed,
the dust collector is most
likely set incorrectly.
9. Replace the lid. When the
three pegs in the picture are
placed correctly, the lid is in
the correct position.
10. Finally push down the lid
in place.
Do not wash the
roller in water or other
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Questions and Answers
Should I pay attention to anything special when I vacuum a room for the
first time?
Why does Trilobite sometime pause for approximately
10 seconds during vacuuming?
It is a good idea to be present when the room is vacuumed the first
time, for example to see if it takes unnecessary time for Trilobite to
navigate around furniture.
Trilobite uses two battery packs. It will briefly pause when switching
from one battery pack to the other.
Why does Trilobite stop completely during vacuuming?
Can I use Trilobite in a room with an activated alarm?
1. Check that it has been sufficiently charged. (Refer to page 8.)
Yes, if it has a “pets monitoring” function.
2. Did it find the charger during edge cleaning?
Can I hide the magnetic strips under e.g. a carpet?
3. The time duration for vacuuming may need to be increased. (Refer to
page 12.)
Yes, as long as it is not thicker than 15 mm.
Why does Trilobite crackle while vacuuming?
Trilobite operates at different speeds. Is something wrong?
This sound is produced by the navigation system.
Not at all. The speed varies depending on the layout and furniture in
the room.
Why do I need to replace the filter so often?
Is it all right to always leave Trilobite connected to the charger when it is
not is use?
Yes, but make sure children cannot start it by mistake.
The filter is actually one of the most important components in the
machine. It collects all dust, even very small dust particles (this is why
you should also use original Electrolux filters). Just like a dust bag
becomes full, so does the filter. There is no dust bag in the Trilobite, but
the filter is always a necessity and should be replaced every time you
empty the dust collector.
Is it necessary to switch off Trilobite before charging it?
If Trilobite starts to smell bad, what could this be due to?
Probably the dust filter was not replaced.
How can I know whether I have placed Trilobite correctly during manual
battery charging?
A battery symbol lights in the display and you hear an audible signal.
What should I do when an error message is displayed?
The error messages you can correct yourself are shown on page 13.
In all other cases, contact Customer Service, see page 18.
Why doesn’t it charge?
1. Check that Trilobite is correctly connected to the charger
(Refer to page 8.)
2. Check that the charger has been connected to the mains.
3. Check that the rear of the charger has enough support. (Refer to
page 8.)
Is it dangerous to touch the charging terminals?
No. They have no power in the output mode and carry max. 27 V in the
input mode.
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What is the Cable Protection System?
This is simply a system that prevents Trilobite from getting stuck in
electric cords on the floor.
What is the Trilobite Stairsafe system?
It is a safety system that allows the Trilobite to detect and avoid falling
down staircases using infrared light.
Why do I have to place magnetic strips by level differences of less than
10 cm?
Depending on the floor colour and texture, Trilobite may not detect
level differences of less than 10 cm in some cases.
Do I need to vacuum myself also?
Yes, in areas that Trilobite cannot reach, such as staircases, bookshelves, underneath very low furniture, etc. However, if Trilobite is used
regularly, the total amount of dust in the room is reduced. This reduces
the need for manual vacuuming.
Why can’t Trilobite find its way back to the charging station?
1. Has Trilobite identified the charger? (Refer to page 5.)
2. Is the charger correctly positioned? (Refer to page 8.)
3. Are there obstacles along the wall preventing Trilobite from finding its
way to the charging station? If possible, move the obstacle to make it
easier for Trilobite to find the charging station.
Why didn’t Trilobite clean at the set time?
1. Trilobite must be placed in the charger.
2. The batteries were not fully charged within one hour of the cleaning
start time.
If I go on holiday, do I have to remove all settings to prevent Trilobite
from cleaning?
You can deactivate Trilobite’s cleaning program to prevent it from cleaning automatically.
You can reactivate the cleaning program whenever you want.
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Battery charger
After-Sales Service
Magnetic strips
Battery charger
To make vacuuming easier, you can purchase additional chargers.
Why not one for each room? Or one for your weekend cottage?
Order number: ZAC2
Trilobite might mistake loudspeakers placed on the floor for the charger.
Magnetic strips
You can also purchase additional magnetic strips. For more
information, contact your dealer, our Customer Service
department, or visit our web site. Order number: ZE 110.
Filters come in 10+1 packages, i.e. 10 filters for the dust collector and
one motor protection filter (the latter should be replaced for each tenth
time the dust collector is emptied).The filters are available from your
dealer.You can also use our filter subscription service (contact
Customer Service) – or order them from our web site.
Order number: EF 110
The selection of accessories is continuously updated. Please contact
your dealer, Electrolux Customer service or visit our web site for more
information about new accessories.
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Customer Service
Accessories, service, problems… No matter what type of question you
may have about your Trilobite, you are always welcome to contact our
Customer Service. Please visit www.electrolux.com
Electrolux will not accept any responsibility for damage caused by
incorrect use or unauthorized modifications of the product. Product
designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
The products are protected by patents or registered designs.
Technical Specifications
Declaration of conformity
Model name
350 mm
130 mm
5 kg
Noise level
approx 75 dBA
approx 90 W
max 0,4 m/sec.
180° ultrasound
Stair detection
infrared light
Dust collector
1,2 l
Vacuum duration
is calculated automatically or can be set
manually up to 60 mins.
environmentally friendly Nickel-Metal hydrid
duration approx 2 hours
Charger name
130 mm
160 mm
380 mm
0,8 kg
Input voltage
Concerning Machinery Directive – 98/37/EC
Low Voltage Directive – 73/23/ECC
EMC-Directive – 89/336/ECC
Manufacturer: Electrolux Floor Care & Light Appliances
S-593 84 Västervik, SWEDEN
Declares that the automatic household vacuum cleaner Trilobite
with charger – ZA2 (machine) and ZAC2 (charger) conforms
with the productive requirements of the Machinery Directive
98/37/EC, the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC.
It is further declared that the automatic household vacuum
cleaner Trilobite with charger – ZA2 (machine) and ZAC2
(charger) conforms with the productive requirements of the
following harmonised European standards:
Machinery Directive: EN 292-1 (1992), EN 292-1 (1992) and
A1 (1995), EN 1050 (1996).
Low Voltage Directive: EN 60335-1 (1994) and A11 (1995), A12 (1996),
A1 (1996), A13 (1998), A15 (2000), A2 (2000), A14 (1998), A16 (2001),
EN 60335-2-2 (1995) and A1 (1998), A2 (2000), EN60335-2-29 (1996)
and A11 (1997).
EMC Directive: EN 55014-1 (1993) and A1 (1997), A2 (1999),
EN 55014-2 (1997), EN 61000-3-2 (1995), EN 61000-3-3 (1994).
Low Voltage tests and EMC-tests have been conducted by
authorised organisations.
Low Voltage tests: UL International DEMKO A/S, Lyskaer 8,
DK-2730 Herlev, Denmark.
EMC-tests: SEMKO AB, Box 1103, S-164 22 Kista, SWEDEN.
Västervik 2004-03-31
AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Inken Faber, General Manager
Output voltage
Cord length
max DC 27 V
60 W
180 cm
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