BEST PRACTICES FOR CHARGING
For longest lifespan, charge your Sentera PHX™ aircraft battery at a room temperature of between 60 F (15 C) and 80 F (27 C).
Note: Batteries should never be charged in direct sunlight or heat. For more information about charging your Sentera PHX™ aircraft battery click "Here"
Store your aircraft batteries at 3-4 LED’s corresponding to around 50-97% charge. You should check batteries every 3 months of storage and charge them back up to 3-4 LEDs as needed.
You may need to discharge your aircraft battery down to 3-4 LED's before storing. Discharging can be achieved by plugging the battery into your Sentera PHX™ aircraft with a payload installed.
Note: Do not run your Sentera PHX™ for more than 1 hour continuously, otherwise your battery charge could drop to low and your battery could become permanently damaged.
Batteries will slowly discharge over time, if the battery charge falls to zero LEDs the battery will become permanently damaged and will no longer recharge.
For longest lifespan, store batteries in a dry indoor location out of sunlight between the temperatures of 40 F (5 C) and 90 F (32 C).
EXPECTED LIFE SPAN
Sentera PHX™ aircraft battery expected life span is 200-500 charge cycles depending on use. Poor charging and storage habits will lead to increased risk of battery damage and shortened life span.
DAMAGE AND DISPOSAL OF BATTERY
Any battery with punctures, strong chemical odor, or leaking cells should NEVER be used or charged. If you notice battery swelling do not use this battery and contact Sentera Customer Support for assistance.
Make sure you dispose of damaged or unusable batteries at a local battery recycling location or in accordance with local regulations. Damaged batteries may pose a health or fire hazard.
Battery Use - Precautions
Lithium polymer cells and battery packs may get hot, explode, or ignite and cause serious injury if not properly handled:
DO NOT place the battery in or near fire or any other heat source.
DO NOT reverse polarity on any wires connecting to the battery.
DO NOT connect the positive terminal and negative terminal of the battery to each other with any metal or conductive object.
DO NOT attempt to remove debris from the battery connector with a conductive object.
DO NOT pierce the battery with sharp objects, strike the battery with hard object, or subject it to strong impacts or shocks.
DO NOT expose the battery to any kind of moisture.
DO NOT disassemble or modify the battery.
DO NOT place or store the battery inside cars in hot weather.
Immediately discontinue use of the battery if, while using, charging, or storing the battery, the battery emits an unusual smell, feels hot, changes color or shape, or appears abnormal in any other way.
In the event the battery leaks and the fluid gets into one’s eye, DO NOT rub your eyes. Immediately rinse your eyes well with water and then immediately seek medical care. **If left untreated, the battery fluid could cause permanent damage to one's eyes**.
Use only the battery charger provided with the Sentera PHX™. DO NOT attach the battery directly to any other power source.