Thank you for your reply, why do you think, that this website states that the YDK motor won't work with the US model:
"This motor is 220-240 volts/1600 watts and is NOT suitable for USA models."https://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/DC14-spares.html/dyson-motor-ydk-yv-dc04-dc07-dc14-dc27-dc33
They could easily said that it will only work if you also purchase the rubber ends.
But do you think, that they said that because it was easier to do so?
I'm really not trying to initiate any argument here, just trying to understand it.
A few years ago I contacted the Dyson rep. store in Budapest and in the US as well, but they were really firm on their opinion that an EU motor is not compatible with a US unit. I know, it could be also a simple marketing explanation which is typical with many multinational companies, could it be that this store has to have such statements on their website if they want to do business with Dyson? And that's it?
What puzzles me a bit is the difference in wattage between the EU and US version. Everybody knows that motors on higher voltage run more efficiently than the ones on the lower voltage, but if that was the case here, the US motors should have the higher wattage not the EU one.
Not even mentioning the new info that you just mentioned that the US version has a bit more powerfull carpet roll brush system which should draw more not less power from the motor.
So could the higher wattage of the EU motor have anything to do with some folks saying that it is not compatible with the US DC14 or it's just a marketing issue that's all?