Home Plus Battery

  • Bullet points for charging 14.8v Plus battery

    Using the 14.8v (Home Plus) battery Always fully charge before using. Always use charging bag Always monitor charging Always remove from charger when full Always stop using the battery and recharge when it reaches 13v Always unplug the battery from the drive when not in use Always use the fully ...
  • Charging, Use, and Storage of the Plus Battery

    LiPo batteries require very specific handling &  misuse is not covered under the warranty. To avoid damaging your battery, or having to replace your battery prematurely, it’s important to follow all of the instructions here and in the other articles in this help center 1. Always charge to fu...
  • Disconnect Plus battery from drive when not in use!

    Leaving the LiPo battery plugged into the main drive unit when not in use is not recommended. The battery may continue to drain - and if the voltage drops below the minimum voltage this will permanently damage the battery. This would not be covered under warranty, so to protect your investment A...
  • Home Plus Battery

    This is the 14.8v home Plus battery. this is a 14.8 volt LiPo battery 4 cell 5000 mAh - this is the battery capacity - 25c  - this is the discharge rate. the battery has both the XT60 connector and the JST-XHR-4P connectors shown below: The Home original and Home Plus batteries ARE NOT INTERC...
  • Home Plus Battery vs Compartment Size

    The Home Plus battery is quite large and fits best in one particular way shown below. Position the battery facing inward, standing end with the connector cables passing over the top of the battery - this prevents putting stress on the cables where they connect to the battery itself. 👍 You may o...
  • How long does it take to charge the 14.8v Plus Battery

    Generally recharging the Home Plus battery should take about an hour. How long it actually takes depends on other factors such as how low the voltage is when you begin and the temperature of the battery. Hot and Cold will cause the battery to take longer to charge and is NOT recommended. See: Ope...
  • How long will the 14.8v Plus Battery last before recharge?

    A fully charged 14.8v home Plus battery is good for approximately 30 minutes of motor runtime. At this point, we recommend that you stop and recharge the battery. NOTE: Other factors contribute to how quickly the battery discharges, including temperature (too hot or too cold); load; maximum capa...
  • Life Expectancy Home Plus Battery

    You can expect to replace the battery about once a year. A realistic approximation of your Plus LiPo battery’s lifespan should consider both its number of charge cycles and its age, as well as proper use and storage. Your Home Plus LiPo battery is deemed to be past its useful lifespan when its...
  • 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...
  • Placing the 14.8v Plus Battery in Home Plus compartment

    The Home Plus battery fits best as shown below. Note - you may leave the battery cover off if you desire. Position the battery facing inward, standing end with the connector cables passing over the top of the battery - this prevents putting stress on the cables where they connect to the battery...
  • Plus Battery Connectors

    14.8v Plus Battery connectors: The JST-XHR-5P connector plugs into the charger XT 60 plugs into the drive
  • Plus Battery Specs

    You can purchase a compatible battery for your Home Plus Drive anywhere LiPo batteries are sold - using these specs: 14.8 volt, 4 cell, LiPo battery 5000 mAh 25c (up to 60c) We like RCBattery.com for their quality and reliability, for our convenience we found this one as an example that would wo...
  • Plus Battery Voltages to know

    The 14.8v Home Plus battery - Minimum, Maximum, Storage, & Replacement voltages The Plus battery the nominal charge is 14.8 volts 16.8v is the maximum capacity - this number slowly declines over time - this is normal 12.8v is the minimum the voltage - it should not be allowed to drop below ...
  • Plus Battery will not charge/hold a charge

    If your Plus battery stops charging, or will not hold a charge, it has become damaged. You should not continue to try to charge or use it. Any number of tings can cause this to happen. Below are a few - and the links provide more information. The LiPo battery requires very specific handling. It...
  • Unplug battery when actively 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...
  • When and how much to charge the Plus 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...