How to tell if ZumoXT is fully charged

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How to tell if ZumoXT is fully charged

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Hi all, I took delivery today of a Zumo XT. It's been on charge for over 8 hours and it hasn't said : fully charged or the battery symbol being FULLY green once lead unplugged.
I do have a 2amp+ wall charger, and it has been on standby all that time.
How can I tell a percentage charge? Is that possible?
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Re: How to tell if ZumoXT is fully charged

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Hi and welcome to the forum

Sometimes mine doesn't show fully charged but it is!

Press and hold the battery icon for around 5 - 10 seconds and a screen will open with a lot of info on and when plugged in it will tell you if its charged or charging
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Re: How to tell if ZumoXT is fully charged

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As with most electronic and internal batteries, it may take a couple of charge/use cycles before the battery reaches it's full potential.
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Stu wrote: 01 Aug 2021 18:47 Hi and welcome to the forum

Sometimes mine doesn't show fully charged but it is!

Press and hold the battery icon for around 5 - 10 seconds and a screen will open with a lot of info on and when plugged in it will tell you if its charged or charging
Many thanks, I'll give that a try!
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electro_handyman wrote: 01 Aug 2021 19:26 As with most electronic and internal batteries, it may take a couple of charge/use cycles before the battery reaches it's full potential.
Good point, I hadn't thought of that!
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Re: How to tell if ZumoXT is fully charged

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Stu wrote: 01 Aug 2021 18:47 Hi and welcome to the forum

Sometimes mine doesn't show fully charged but it is!

Press and hold the battery icon for around 5 - 10 seconds and a screen will open with a lot of info on and when plugged in it will tell you if its charged or charging
Thanks, there's a lot of info there, but the most likely is: BL70%DC
I'm assuming that means 70% battery, now after 9+ hours of charging.
What else should I look at to see what sort of current my charger is able to deliver etc?
Or should I charge/discharge a few times before making any asessments?
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Re: How to tell if ZumoXT is fully charged

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No BL is backlight if you press up and down it will change and the screen brightness goes up or down

You should see the words charged or charging depending on what it's doing

Obviously when plugged in
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Re: How to tell if ZumoXT is fully charged

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Doesn't tell you how charged the unit is directly, but does tell you how much charge it's accepting:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184974175487 ... SwYuBhBRGS

Has helped me ditch a faulty lead.
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Re: How to tell if ZumoXT is fully charged

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Stu wrote: 01 Aug 2021 18:47 Hi and welcome to the forum

Sometimes mine doesn't show fully charged but it is!

Press and hold the battery icon for around 5 - 10 seconds and a screen will open with a lot of info on and when plugged in it will tell you if its charged or charging
Is there any way to get out of that mode besides power-cycling the device?
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Re: How to tell if ZumoXT is fully charged

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cr0100 wrote: 03 Aug 2021 17:42
Stu wrote: 01 Aug 2021 18:47 Hi and welcome to the forum

Sometimes mine doesn't show fully charged but it is!

Press and hold the battery icon for around 5 - 10 seconds and a screen will open with a lot of info on and when plugged in it will tell you if its charged or charging
Is there any way to get out of that mode besides power-cycling the device?
Not that I have found!

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