COBRA Lipo Batteries Best Practices and Procedures

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE:

NEVER LEAVE LIPO BATTERIES CHARGING UNATTENDED.

As part of our ongoing commitment to safety and performance, we have updated the maintenance guidelines for COBRA Lithium-polymer (LIPO) batteries applicable to COBRA 6M, 18M, 36M, and 72M firing systems, as well as 18R2 and Audio Box devices.

As soon as you receive your COBRA system, it's crucial to begin charging it immediately. This initial charge is vital for the health and longevity of your battery. While charging, keep an eye on the process to ensure everything goes smoothly and safely. Typically, achieving a full charge with your COBRA system will take about 3 hours. Prompt and attentive charging upon receipt sets the foundation for your system's optimal performance.

When you first unbox your new COBRA gear:

It's essential to check the initial power level and charge it accordingly to prevent low voltage damage. Proper charging at the outset is crucial for the longevity and performance of your equipment. Follow these guidelines based on the power level indicated:

Power Level Charge Within
P1 1 month
P2 2 months
P3 4 months
P5 - P9 5 months

 

Charging and Maintenance Tips:

  • Use only the charger provided with your COBRA system.
  • Charge in a safe, fireproof area.
  • Store batteries in a cool, dry place when not in use.
  • Regularly inspect your batteries for damage or swelling.
  • Avoid exposing batteries to high temperatures and water.
  • Always charge batteries attended

Storage Guidelines:

  • Fully charge your batteries before storing them.
  • Disconnect batteries during extended storage periods (5 Months +).

Battery Life Expectancy:

  • Proper care should result in a battery life of at least 4 years.
  • Keep the battery charged to maintain its health.

Annual Check-Up:

  • Inspect your battery annually for any potential issues.
  • Contact COBRA support if you notice any problems.

Need Help?

Contact our COBRA support team at help@cobrafiringsystems.com or call 518-741-4300. 

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