02/10/2014
Security release:
former Li-Ion batteries fire

some of the former Lithium-Ion batteries may ignite fire during charging.
No battery fire was reported apart from the recharge on AC power (no charging in flight). The problem seems to occur as a result of deterioration in one of the elements or not in accordance with manufacturer recommendations. 

Batterie Li-Ion
The 2 former models of batteries Li-Ion (ref DEM41A)
Batterie Li-Ion

Preventive actions

  1. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations found in the manuals of new machines and here below.
  2. Charge the battery on the floor, clear of any flammable material surface.
  3. Do not let a Li-Ion battery charging unattended.
  4. Ideally: Replace the battery pack / charger Li-Ion by a new Li-Po set.

Recommendations reminder

Former Lithium Ion 14.8 V (2300 mA) to recharge with the specified charger (it delivers 1800mA, the battery will charge in 1 hour and a half). The LED will switch from red to green when the battery is charged.

10% discharge in one year. The battery must be charged between 25% and 75% of full charge during prolonged storage. Charge the battery when it reaches 15.0V.
DO NOT OPEN THE BATTERY AND PROTECT SHOCK
Warning: a charged battery exceeds 17.0 V voltage. Below 15.0V, the engine compression but will not turn fast enough to make a spark and start it.

It is highly recommended to charge the battery regularly after flights. Any significant shock can cause damage.
This battery keeps perfectly responsible. Otherwise, he will think about renewal.


Offer on the purchase of a new Lithium-Polymer pack until 16/07/2015

If you have a former Adventure Li-Ion battery + charger pack we offer you to change it for a new Lithium Polymer pack including:

1 Li-Po 14.8 V 2.2Ah
1 transformer 12V 3A
1 charger balancer dedicated

at a special rate of € 62.50 + VAT and shipping charges.

Simply send us a purchase proof (Adventure invoice) by email.

New generation of batteries

8.0, Tiger and F200 engines are now using the new Adventure 14.8V Lithium-Polymer with balancing charger. The battery does not charge in flight. Full battery: 100 starts insured.

The charging time is one hour and a half. The charger balances the 4 elements of the battery to the load evenly, which prevents overload problem of an element and therefore risk of battery fire. Any "deep" discharge will eventually increase the equilibration time. It is advisable to regularly charge the battery.

Use the small outlet to charge the battery. The flashing red light will turn green when charging and balancing are complete.

Batterie Li-Po
The new Lithium-Polymer battery, reference DEM41B

 


For all models

Instructions for use 
former Li-ion or new Li-po

The slightest shock (visible impact) on an element is able to deteriorate, connections must be intact:

  • no deterioration whatsoever of elements or connections
  • red shrinktube, clean and not damaged
  • no trace of impact on the elements under penalty of liquid leak 

Reminder: the discharge there is no fuse limiting the output power between the engine and battery. If the engine load required too much power (eg. Flooded engine with a full tank of gas cylinder, no propeller on the powertrain at startup ...), these are the elements that connections to find damaged (they serve as a fuse) and battery would be measured at 0V when the next inspection.

Whatever the model of your battery, in all cases we must always charge the batteries on the ground in a cleared concrete or tile surface.