Module Maintenance

While not required to maintain your COBRA 5-year limited, here are a few recommended maintenance tips for your COBRA modules.

  • Remove batteries, inspect contacts to ensure no corrosion or visual damage.
  • The COBRA module only charges the LiPo battery to 85%. By doing this, the battery can withstand higher charge cycle quantities, and you don't run the risk of reducing the overall charge cycles by storing it at a 100% charge. For optimal storage, we recommend discharging the battery to about 50%; however, if you do not discharge the LiPo, you will see a negligible impact on charge cycles and battery life performance.
  • 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.
  • Check the antenna connector and confirm there is no corrosion or damage. Ensure the antenna screws on smoothly, and the antenna connector does not rotate freely.
  • For the 36M and 72M, 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 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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