Home Original Battery

  • Charging Home Original 11.1v battery

    LiPo batteries require very specific handling &  misuse is not covered under warranty Do not leave a fully charged battery sitting longer than 2 days without using it or discharging back to sitting/storage voltage 11.4v Do not leave a discharged battery sitting longer than 2 days without cha...
  • How long does it take to charge the Original (11.1v) battery?

    Your Home original battery is a 3S 11.1v 1550 mAh LiPo battery - it should take about an hour to charge. The larger the mAh number, the longer it will take to charge. Always using a fire resistant container such as a battery charging bag to charge the LiPo battery. IMPORTANT: charge to maximum ...
  • Compatible 11.1v battery specs

    For your convenience, here is a link to a compatible battery on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Connector-Airplane-Quadcopter-Helicopter/dp/B09T36BBXT You may purchase a compatible battery anywhere LiPo batteries are sold using these specs: 11.1v LiPo battery 3 cell (3S) 1550 mAh 25...
  • Larger Capacity 11.1v Battery for Original Home

    A larger capacity battery will last longer but is physically larger so won't fit perfectly in the battery compartment, but it will still function properly and it's OK to leave the battery cover off. Click here for a larger capacity battery on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ILiHn6 This should last for a...
  • Original Battery Voltages to Know

    Minimum, Maximum, Storage, & Replacement Voltages for the Home Original battery is a 3S 11.1v LiPo battery 12v - Maximum capacity voltage (this number slowly declines over time - this is normal) 9v - Minimum voltage - the voltage should not drop below this. 11.1v is the nominal voltage (also...
  • What does 10 minutes of run time mean?

    10 minutes of motor run time is the amount of time the motor is actually running. We recommend two (2) play sessions per day. So this is more than sufficient for households with one or a few pups - especially if they all run together. Lure chasing is a high intensity activity and when the pup is...
  • Battery full, but drive won't run

    It is possible for the battery to be fully charged but still not have enough voltage to power the drive because the capacity declines over time and with use. If your battery is around a year old, it may have just reached the end of its lifespan. Once a LiPo capacity drops to 80% of the original c...
  • How long does the Home Original battery last

    A fully charged 11.1v  Home Original Battery will last for approximately 10 minutes of motor run time. That's about Five 90 second play sessions (each time you bypass the auto shutdown counts as one session). See: What does 10 minutes of motor run time mean? CAUTION: The battery should always b...
  • Disconnect battery from drive when not in use!

    Unplug the LiPo battery when not actively in use. The battery will continue to drain even with the power turned off.  If the voltage drops below the minimum voltage - this will permanently damage the battery. Protect your investment - ALWAYS disconnect the battery from the drive when not in use e...
  • Home Original 11.1v Battery Connectors

    11.1v  Battery connectors: The JST-XHR-4P connector plugs into the charger XT 60 plugs into the drive
  • How long does the home Original battery last on a single charge?

    A fully charged battery lasts for about 10 minutes of runtime (that's the time the motor is actually running, idle time between runs does not count!) If your battery only lasts a minute or two, your battery and/or charger might need replacing. Check the condition of your battery. If it is damage...
  • Home Original battery placement in compartment

    The Home Original batteryfits best into the compartment if placed as shown in the image below. Note: you may opt to leave the cover off without affecting the operation of the drive - HOWEVER is there is a risk of the dog dragging the drive around the yard - this can damage the battery connector -...
  • Home Plus battery is NOT compatible with Home Original drive

    Home Original and Home Plus batteries are NOT compatible! Home original uses a 3 cell 11.1v battery Home Plus uses a 4 cell 14.8v battery If you purchased a larger capacity 11.1v battery - which is physically larger than the battery that ships with Home original - it is compatible with Home OR...
  • Bullet Points - Charging Home Original 11.1v Battery

    Using the 11.1v (Home Original) battery: Always fully charge before using (even if it was only a "little used") Always use charging bag Always monitor charging (you may stop and start the charging process if necessary) Always remove from charger when full Always stop using the battery and rechar...
  • Do not remove wrapper from battery pack

    The plastic wrapper is part of the battery pack and SHOULD NOT BE REMOVED! LiPo batteries contain chemicals and should not be exposed - do not puncture or open - dispose of properly - do not use if damaged - they can cause an extremely hot fire that cannot be extinguished using water! Please do...
  • The charger has lights - how can I tell what the voltage is?

    Guessing what the voltage is will be hard, so you might consider getting a voltage checker or a charger that shows the voltage readout. The charger on our website shows the voltage readout. You can find it here: https://swiftpaws.com/products/upgraded-charger-for-home-or-home-plus If you are us...
  • When and how much to charge Home Original battery

    WHEN and HOW MUCH to charge your LiPo battery is a bit of a balancing act that seems almost impossible but it just takes a bit of planning. The battery needs to be charged to capacity before each use, even if it was only used a little the time before. But it must be used within 3 days after full...
  • When to replace the battery

    The capacity of your rechargeable LiPo Battery will gradually decrease over time and as it's used  (charged/discharged). It will need to be replaced when it reaches 80% capacity. Charge cycles are only one factor that determines when it's time to replace the battery. See: Life Expectancy of the H...
  • Home Original Battery

    This is the 11.1v home Original battery. It is a 3 Cell (3S) LiPo battery 1550 mAh - if you're interested in getting a longer lasting battery - look for a battery with a larger mAh number. NOTE: the larger this number is - the larger capacity will be; the battery will be larger physically; it w...
  • Home Original battery play time on a single charge

    The Home Original battery will last for about five 90 Second play sessions - which is about 10 minutes of motor run time. This might not sound like a lot, but it is sufficient for households with one or a few pups - especially if they all run together. Lure chasing is a high intensity activity a...
  • Home Original Battery vs Compartment Size

    It is a tight fit! The Home Original battery fits best into the compartment if placed as shown in the image below. Note: you may opt to leave the cover off without affecting the operation of the drive if you know your dog won't grab the lure and pull the drive around the yard. If there is a risk ...
  • Home Original Compatible 11.1v battery

    Feel free to purchase any compatible battery for your Home Original drive using the specs below: Home Original - which requires a 3 cell, 11.1v LiPo battery here: https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Connector-Airplane-Quadcopter-Helicopter/dp/B09T36BBXT Be sure to check the product information and pi...
  • How to remove battery cover

    There's a trick to opening it - so that it only comes off when you want it to!
  • Never use the battery until it quits working

    LiPo batteries should never be fully discharged. Fully discharging the battery will permanently damage it. It will refuse to charge and may even begin to swell. A damaged or swollen battery is dangerous and should not be charged or used but Dispose of Responsibly. To dig deeper into this, see: N...