We have recently been contacted by a couple of customers who have experienced problems when recharging the No Climb Detectortesters Solo battery batons. We have contacted No Climb Detectortesters, who have provided the following guidance for charging their Solo battery batons:
“Solo 760 – (2.2Ah) and Solo 770 – (3Ah) battery batons are generally very reliable consumable products and if cared for correctly will give many years of service. As with all rechargeable battery packs, the worst thing that can happen to the Solo battery baton is for it to be subject to additional heat during charging. If a rechargeable Detectortesters Solo battery baton is allowed to overheat during charging, internal damage will occur to the cells which will at best shorten its life or worst case, cause deformation making the battery unusable.
In our experience deformation of Detectortesters Solo battery batons is most likely to be caused by incorrect handling and not following the instructions for the Detectortesters Solo battery batons and chargers. From previous investigations into deformed Solo battery batons the following scenarios were discovered.
If you have experience deformation of a Solo battery baton, please read the following.
Please read the Solo 726/727 charger instructions
The Solo 726 and 727 charger instructions can be found in the Detectortesters Testifire user guide and the Solo quick start guide. (links to both guides are provided at the bottom of this page).
Solo 726 and 727 charger LED sequence
Please make sure you are familiar with the following operation of the Solo 726/727 charger(s).
Solid RED = Fast Charge, takes up to 90 minutes
Solid GREEN = Trickle Charge, battery ready for use
Please make sure you use the correct charger for the battery baton you are using.
The Solo 727 (3Ah) charger is only compatible for charging the Solo 770 (3Ah) battery baton.
The Solo 726 (2Ah) charger is only compatible for charging the Solo 760 (2.2Ah) battery baton.
Note: If you accidentally connect a Solo 727 (3Ah) charger to a Solo 760 (2.2Ah) battery baton, the LED on the charger will flash once and will not function. It has been deliberately wired to safeguard against any possibility of overcharging, which would damage the Solo battery baton."
For more information from No Climb Detectortesters on this subject, follow the link below: