Battery Safety Information

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  1. The same battery safety information can be found in the M5 and M10 User Manuals located here: http://www.freeflysystems.com/media/instruction-manuals.php.

    Battery Safety Information

    NOTICE
    All instructions, warranties and other documents are subject to change at the sole discretion of Freefly Systems Inc. (“Freefly”). For up-to-date product literature, visit www.freeflysystems.com.

    DISCLAIMER
    This is a sophisticated cinema product. It must be operated with caution and common sense and requires some basic mechanical ability. Failure to operate this product in a safe and responsible manner could result in injury or damage to the product or other property. This User Guide contains instructions for safety and operation. It is essential to read the entire User Guide and follow all instructions and warnings in the manual, prior to setup or use, in order to operate the MōVI correctly and avoid damage or injury. Freefly has made every effort to provide clear and accurate information in this User Guide, which is provided solely for the user’s knowledge. While thought to be accurate, the information in this document is provided strictly “as is” and Freefly will not be held responsible for issues arising from typographical errors or user’s interpretation of the language used in this User Guide that is different from that intended by Freefly. Freefly reserves the right to revise this User Guide and make changes from time to time without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. In no event shall Freefly, its employees or authorized agents be liable for any damages or losses, direct or indirect, arising from the use of any technical or operational information contained in this document.

    BATTERIES AND BATTERY CHARGER
    WARNING: You must read these safety instructions and warnings carefully before charging or using your batteries. Failure to exercise caution while using Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries and comply with the following warnings could result in battery malfunction, electrical issues, excessive heat, fire, or injury and property damage.

    GENERAL GUIDELINES AND WARNINGS
    You must read these safety instructions and warnings carefully before charging or using your battery.

    • Stop using or charging the battery immediately if the battery becomes or appears damaged, starts to balloon or swell, leaks, becomes deformed or gives off an odor, exceeds a temperature of 160ºF (71ºC), or if anything else abnormal occurs. Disconnect the battery and observe in a safe area outside of any building or vehicle for at least 45 minutes, as a damaged battery can experience a delayed chemical reaction that could possibly result in fire.
    • Never disassemble, modify, puncture, shock, drop, crash and/or short circuit the battery. Leakage, smoke emission, ignition, explosion or fire can occur, which may result in personal injury or property damage.
    • DO NOT leave the battery and charger unattended during use.
    • Never drop charger or batteries.
    • Never attempt to charge “dead” or damaged batteries.
    • Never charge a battery if the cable has been pinched or shortened.
    • Never allow minors to charge or use battery packs without adult supervision.
    • Never allow batteries to come in contact with moisture at any time.
    • Never charge or store batteries in extremely hot or cold places (recommended between 50º-80ºF/10º-26ºC), leave in a hot environment (inside an automobile in hot weather), or leave in direct sunlight.
    • Never place or carry batteries in your pockets or clothing.
    • Always use Freefly-approved LiPo batteries.
    • Always inspect the battery before charging.
    • Always connect the positive red lead (+) and negative black lead (-) terminals of the battery to the charger terminals correctly.
    • Always disconnect the battery after charging, and let the charger cool between charges.
    If a battery will not be used for more than one week, it is recommended that the battery is stored with a voltage of approximately 3.8V per cell. Do not store the battery fully charged. Store the battery at room temperature in a cool or shaded area (ideally between 50º-80ºF
    /10º-26ºC).
    Batteries should be stored in a vented, fire-resistant container. No more than two batteries should be placed in a container to avoid chain reactions. Storage temperatures should not fall below 32ºF/0ºC or above 130ºF/54ºC. Damaged batteries are extremely sensitive to temperature fluctuation and care should be taken in their immediate disposal. High temperatures may cause fire, even with undamaged batteries.

    NOTICE: All instructions and warnings must be followed exactly. Mishandling of LiPo batteries can result in fire. By handling, charging or using the included LiPo batteries, you assume all risks associated with LiPo batteries. If you are not prepared to accept complete liability for the purchase and/or use of the batteries, you are advised to return them in new and unused condition to the place of purchase immediately.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:If you are using the battery to power or charge an accessory used with the MōVI, it is your responsibility to constantly monitor the battery’s voltage through the use of a voltage checker. If the accessory drains the battery below 3.0V per cell, it will damage the battery and render the battery unusable. Never attempt to charge a battery that has individual cell voltages below 3.0V.

    CHARGING PROCESS WARNINGS AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

    • Never charge or use a LiPo battery that shows any damage or disfigurement of any kind, as this may be a sign of internal damage. Any damage to the protective cover, wiring or plugs is also reason to discontinue use.
    • Always disconnect the charge lead from the battery after charging.
    • Never leave the charge lead hanging from the battery after charging.
    • Never allow the positive red lead (+) and negative black lead (-) terminals of the charge lead to come in contact when connected to the battery.
    • Never charge a battery unattended.
    • Never connect more than one battery pack to the charger at a time.
    • Never charge near moisture, extreme temperatures, flammable or combustible materials.
    • Never charge the battery while installed on the MōVI or other equipment or while inside a vehicle.
    • Never attempt to charge a battery that is damaged or has individual cell voltages below 3.0V.
    • Always inspect batteries before charging.
    • Always use a specific LiPo charger only. Do not use a Nickel-cadmium (NiCd) or Nickel-metal hydride (NiMh) charger, even though these chargers may appear similar to a LiPo charger. Failure to do so may cause a fire, which may result in personal injury and/or property damage.
    • Always let the battery cool down to ambient temperature before charging.
    • Always monitor the temperature of the battery while charging. If the battery becomes hot to the touch or begins to swell, discontinue charging immediately. Disconnect the battery from the charger and observe it is a safe place for at least 45 minutes.
    • Always ensure that the proper cell count or voltage is selected on your charger for this battery. Failure to properly set the cell count or voltage could result in fire or explosion of the battery.
    For optimal performance and extended life, do not allow your battery voltage to drop below 3.4V. It is recommended that you use a voltage checker to actively monitor battery voltage.

    BATTERY DISPOSAL
    NOTICE: LiPo batteries require special handling for safe disposal. The following steps must be taken to avoid damage or injury to yourself, your property or anyone who comes in contact with the battery.
    If the battery is undamaged but no longer useful:
    1. Discharge the battery to a maximum of 1.0V per cell using a safe discharge method.
    2. Leave the battery uncharged and retest the battery after 24 hours. If the battery is over 1.0V per cell, repeat the procedure until the Battery is 1.0V per cell or less.
    3. Place electrical tape over each wire lead and tape the wire leads to opposite sides of the battery.
    4. Place battery in a sealed plastic bag and place plastic bag in a vented, fire-safe container.
    5. Use a fire-safe container to deliver battery to a recycling center authorized for LiPo batteries. Please note that not all battery recycling services include LiPo batteries. If no LiPo recycling facility is available in your area, contact your state or local HAZMAT agency for instructions.

    If the battery is damaged:
    1. If the battery or wiring is damaged, please contact your state or local HAZMAT facility for instructions. Batteries must be rendered safe before being transported or recycled.
    2. DO NOT transport or ship batteries which have more than 1.0V per cell charged OR that show signs of damage without following the instructions given by the HAZMAT agency.

    CHARGING the BATTERY for the MoVI M5
    1. Insert the AC power cord into the charger.
    2. Insert the AC power cord into the wall socket. All LEDs will light for 1 second and the charge status LED will flash green, which indicates the charger is ready to charge.
    3. Select “LiPo” on the battery type switch.
    4. Select the “1A” charging current on the charge current switch when charging the included batteries.
    5. Connect battery main charge lead to the charge lead input in the front of the charger. Make sure the red plug is plugged into the red charge socket and the black plug is plugged into the black charge socket.
    6. Connect the Freefly 4s 1.3Ah battery to the charge lead. Always connect the positive red lead (+) and negative black lead (-) terminals to the corresponding colored terminals on the charger.
    7. Connect the battery balance lead to the “4S” balance socket on the side of the charger. The charger will automatically start charging.
    8. The charge status LED and the cell status LED will light constant red.
    The cell 1-4 LED’s will glow continuously indicating a 4 cell battery pack.
    9. When the battery is fully charged, the “charge status” LED will glow constant green.
    10. Unplug the battery from the balance port and charge lead. Do not leave the charge lead plugged into the battery. The battery is ready for use in your MōVI M5.

    CHARGING the BATTERY for the MoVI M10.
    1. Insert the AC power cord into the charger.
    2. Insert the AC power cord into the wall socket. All LEDs will light for 1 second and the charge status LED will flash green, which indicates the charger is ready to charge.
    3. Select “LiPo” on the battery type switch.
    4. Select the “3A” charging current on the charge current switch when charging the included batteries.
    5. Connect battery main charge lead to the charge lead input in the front of the charger. Make sure the red plug is plugged into the red charge socket and the black plug is plugged into the black charge socket.
    6. Connect the Freefly 4s 2.6Ah battery to the charge lead. Always connect the positive red lead (+) and negative black lead (-) terminals to the corresponding colored terminals on the charger.
    7. Connect the battery balance lead to the “4S” balance socket on the side of the charger. The charger will automatically start charging.
    8. The charge status LED and the cell status LED will light constant red.
    The cell 1-4 LED’s will glow continuously indicating a 4 cell battery pack.
    9. When the battery is fully charged, the “charge status” LED will glow constant green.
    10. Unplug the battery from the balance port and charge lead. Do not leave the charge lead plugged into the battery. The battery is ready for use in your MōVI M10.

    INSTALLING BATTERY in the MoVI M5
    The MōVI battery is custom designed to fit snugly in the MōVI battery compartment. The battery is retained using a lightweight plastic latch mechanism. Be careful when installing/removing the battery to avoid damaging the battery lead and balance lead.

    MoVI M5 Battery Specification
    Battery Type: Lithium Polymer
    Capacity: 1.3Ah
    Voltage: 14.8v
    Max Continuous Discharge: 3C (3.9A)
    Max Burst Discharge: 5C (6.5A)
    Max Charge Voltage: 4.2V per cell
    Minimum Discharge Voltage: 3.0V per cell
    Dimensions: [69mm (L) x 34mm
    (W) x 28mm (H)]
    Weight: 125g
    Charger Specification
    AC Input Voltage: 100-240V, 50-60HZ
    Output Power: 20W
    Charging Current (Selected by Switch):
    1A, 2A, 3A
    Current Drain for Balancing: 200mA
    4 LEDs for Balancing Indicator
    1 LED for Charging Status

    INSTALLING BATTERY in the MoVI M10
    The MōVI battery is custom designed to fit snugly in the MōVI battery compartment. The battery is retained using a lightweight o-ring and carbon latch mechanism. Be careful when installing/removing the battery to avoid damaging the battery lead and balance lead.

    MoVI M10 Battery Specification
    Battery Type: Lithium Polymer
    Capacity: 2.6Ah
    Voltage: 14.8v
    Max Continuous Discharge: 3C (7.8A)
    Max Burst Discharge: 5C (13A)
    Max Charge Voltage: 4.2V per cell
    Minimum Discharge Voltage: 3.0V per cell
    Dimensions: [100mm (L) x 25mm
    (W) x 30mm (H)]
    Weight: 125g
    Charger Specification
    AC Input Voltage: 100-240V, 50-60HZ
    Output Power: 20W
    Charging Current (Selected by Switch):
    1A, 2A, 3A
    Current Drain for Balancing: 200mA
    4 LEDs for Balancing Indicator

    1 LED for Charging Status
     
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