Battery Charge

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Battery Charge

Post by Kcblair » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:20 am

Hello guys. Is it normal for battery to completely discharge, after setting idle for 10 days ? Battery was fully charged, when I last rode this bike . Thanks. KB

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Re: Battery Charge

Post by Velocomp » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:45 am

How old is your unit?

Complete discharge of a full battery in 10 days is not normal unless:

1. the unit is old, or

2. the battery has not been properly maintained (like any rechargeable battery device, PP battery should be periodically charged full every 4 weeks).
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Re: Battery Charge

Post by Kcblair » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:04 am

The unit is new, purchased in Apr 2019. I charge after every ride. Last rode bike that PP is installed on Jul 9, rode today, pushed start button, nothing. Continued with ride, plugged into PC and charging now. Light flashing red. What is rechargeable battery device ?KB

Edit:what is not properly maintaining a rechargeable battery device , sorry , I was a little confused. Once the battery is recharged, it is left on a particular bike, stored in my climatic controlled bike room. KB
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Re: Battery Charge

Post by FrankH » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:46 pm

John,
I asked the same question over a year ago, https://velocompforum.com/viewtopic.php ... 301#p24301
Your reply indicated that discharging in 10 days is normal, now you seem to be saying it should last at least four weeks

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Re: Battery Charge

Post by Velocomp » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:19 pm

FrankH wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:46 pm
John,
I asked the same question over a year ago, https://velocompforum.com/viewtopic.php ... 301#p24301
Your reply indicated that discharging in 10 days is normal, now you seem to be saying it should last at least four weeks
My response in the prior post did not have a time frame. My response was:

"PP will slowly discharge when not used. It is fine to keep it connected to a USB charger when not in use."

If PP is fully charged it will take about 3 weeks for its battery to fully discharge. NOTE: new PowerPod V3 takes about 3 months...
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Re: Battery Charge

Post by Velocomp » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:21 pm

Kcblair wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:04 am
The unit is new, purchased in Apr 2019. I charge after every ride. Last rode bike that PP is installed on Jul 9, rode today, pushed start button, nothing. Continued with ride, plugged into PC and charging now. Light flashing red. What is rechargeable battery device ?KB

Edit:what is not properly maintaining a rechargeable battery device , sorry , I was a little confused. Once the battery is recharged, it is left on a particular bike, stored in my climatic controlled bike room. KB
Please provide the serial number of your unit.

When you charge PP, its red light will flash while charging. When the battery is fully charged the light will go out.
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Re: Battery Charge

Post by Kcblair » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:26 pm

Hello John,

Ser nbr is : 02-28-19-08-04-0C-B0-00-03-00-93-03-BE-7F-10-13

Yes, that's what the unit does while charging and is completed. KB

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Re: Battery Charge

Post by Velocomp » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:44 pm

Kcblair wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:26 pm
Hello John,

Ser nbr is : 02-28-19-08-04-0C-B0-00-03-00-93-03-BE-7F-10-13

Yes, that's what the unit does while charging and is completed. KB
You have one of our newer circuit boards. If your unit is fully charged, then when in storage you should get well over 2 months of slow discharge. Note that this assumes the unit is NOT used...it is just sitting in storage.
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Re: Battery Charge

Post by Kcblair » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:00 pm

Thanks John,

Should I , after the PP is fully charged, give it 5 clicks, to ensure it is off ? KB.

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Re: Battery Charge

Post by Velocomp » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:55 pm

Kcblair wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:00 pm
Thanks John,

Should I , after the PP is fully charged, give it 5 clicks, to ensure it is off ? KB.
You can do this if you wish. Note, however, that PP will turn itself off after 20 minutes of inactivity.
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Re: Battery Charge

Post by Kcblair » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:36 am

Thanks John, for your assistance . Ill keep tabs on this and charge the night before using .KB

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Re: Battery Charge

Post by Psycho Mike » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:38 pm

Here's another question on the topic. - Power bricks / blocks.

Several of them have the ability to charge at different currents (i.e. 1A and 2A) thanks to the different phones on the market. Is there any limitation on what the PP will accommodate? I've got a multi-day cycling trip coming up and I'll need to use a block to recharge my Garmin and PP.
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Re: Battery Charge

Post by Velocomp » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:17 pm

No limitation... :D
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