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SuperLight Batteries display a Health percentage value, called State of Health (SoH).
State of Health is expressed as a percentage of the ratio of predicted Full Charge Capacity (calculated at 25°C) over the Design Capacity (nominal capacity of a new pack).
To get the most out of your SuperLight packs there are a few things that you can do to improve performance and longevity.
Li-ion batteries operate best around room temperature. This means you will get more flight time out of the pack, and less capacity loss over the life of the pack. When able to, we recommend charging your packs after they have cooled from flight, at room temperature for the best longevity.
To store your batteries for long periods of time (months or years) we recommend charging them up to around 50% SoC.
SuperLight batteries typically have a lifetime significantly longer than 500 cycles. We have tested them to over 1000 cycles with greater than 80% capacity remaining.
Over time the batteries will lose some capacity, however, they can continue to be used as long as desired with lower capacity.
Superlight batteries should be disposed of in accordance with local regulations on battery and electronic waste.
In the event that the firmware locks up or an unforeseen issue occurs, there is a method that allows resetting the battery controller. Note, you should not use this in normal operation - it should never be required. That said, if it is unresponsive, you can try this method to reset the battery. Push and hold until the display goes blank, then release the button (approx 15 seconds). The battery will restart.
the SuperLight Firmware Utility is not currently available to the public, as we have not updated the batteries beyond their release firmware (1.9/1.10).
If USB C to C cable doesn't work, try USB A to C cable.
Tap the button on the SL battery while it is powered off to check the current firmware version.
A troubleshooting tree is a roadmap of all the avenues available to test when searching for a solution.
The Health screen will show fault codes. If there are multiple fault codes the fault screen will scroll through displaying them.
Some faults are latching, and require that a user ejects them from the system re mounts them to try again if the issue has been resolved.
Keep debris and moisture out of connectors.