Why should I charge my AeroPoints?
Your AeroPoints need to be proactively charged while not in use to maintain performance and overall lifetime of the product. Otherwise, the AeroPoint battery may go flat, and it is often difficult to recharge the battery via solar once it goes that low.
How do I charge my AeroPoints?
Leave the AeroPoint outside in the sun while it is turned off to charge it. AeroPoints do charge while they are on and collecting data, but in order to fully charge the battery, the unit needs to be off.
How often should I charge my AeroPoints?
This depends on how often you use your AeroPoints, but here are some guidelines to follow:
- Check your AeroPoints dashboard before you fly to see the approximate battery percentage. If the battery icon is yellow and half full (below 50% battery), or red (25% battery or less), you should charge those AeroPoints before going out on site.
- Charge up the AeroPoints the day before an important survey, and charge them again the day after you've uploaded their data.
- Short-term storage: If you have stored your AeroPoints for more than a week, charge them for a day before using them again to recharge the battery.
- Long-term storage: You need to charge the AeroPoints at least once every 30 days if you are storing them over your off-season.
I still can't do it!
We wrote these articles to arm you with everything you need to get the job done on your own, but we understand that sometimes this isn't sufficient.
If you're stuck, the Propeller tech support team may be able to help. You can contact our support team by emailing email@example.com.