18M Maintenance

Maintaining your 18M is essential for ensuring long-term functionality and reliable operation. To provide your 18M firing module with years of reliable usage we recommend a few best practices when it comes to storing and caring for your COBRA 18M firing Module.

  • Remove batteries, inspect contacts to ensure no corrosion or visual damage.
  • If you have LiPo batteries, please follow the COBRA lipo batteries best practices.
  • Confirm battery contacts are bowed out at a similar distance and that the batteries snap in tightly.
  • Check all buttons to confirm none are sticking and that they bounce back after release.
  • Check all LEDs and 7-segment displays. Note that if an LED or 7-segment display bar is not functioning, the unit will still operate normally. Please reach out to help@cobrafiringsystem.com to inquire about repair or a warranty claim.
  • Check the antenna connector and confirm there is no corrosion or damage. Ensure that the antenna screws on smoothly and the connector does not rotate freely.
  • For the 36M, 72M or 90M, confirm the USB connector or other connectors are not damaged, corroded or have any physical issues.
  • For any cue strips, DB25, CEN50, or Quick Plug connectors, use a coarse paintbrush and isopropyl alcohol to remove any debris. For cleaning, do not use any chemicals, a damp wet cloth is sufficient.
  • Confirm the battery door snaps on and off correctly.
  • Store in a dry, room temperature environment.
  • Confirm signal strength, at ~30m, raised up ~1m, you should see between -35 and -45dB on average.
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