What do i need to know about the batteries in my meter

1) AFTER replacing the battery, you must perform the BATTERY TEST procedure to calibrate the charge indicator. Otherwise, it could provide INCORRECT information;

2) The batteries in STOCK must be CHARGED every 3 months, if not, degrade irreversibly;

3) For security reason, the batteries ION POLYMER or ION LITHIUM are ALWAYS supplyed not charged, as dangerous for forwarding agent during transport.

4) NiMH BATTERY: To avoid an unneccessarily a NiMH battery replacing we recoment to make 3 charge and discharge cycles using the “BATTERY TEST“ function, this, will also calibrate the battery charge indicator and will give you the effective duration of the batteries expressed in minutes. For more details see the "F.A.Q." section.

If you have problems with battery duration, it is not necessary to replace the batteries in your meter, simply update its software and carry out the BATTERY TEST procedure (see FAQ).

These are the  THREE most IMPORTANT rules for maximum BATTERY maintenance in ROVER meters:

  • Always turn your Meter off before connecting the battery charger;
  • Do not leave the batteries discharged for long periods of time;
  • Always charge your Meter every night after use for at least 8 hours, even if the batteries are not completely discharged.

The batteries supplied are high quality, tested individually and guarantee a maximum autonomy according to the following conditions of use:

  • The power consumption of single, dual or quadruple LNBs;
  • The use of the AUTO-OFF timer, which automatically turns your Meter off after 5 or 10 minutes of inactivity (saving up to 30%);
  • The use of only one graphics display and turning off the TFT (only for dual display models ), saving 30%;
  • The life and efficiency of the batteries (a 10% reduction each year );
  • The external temperature (the cold notably reduces battery capacity, 20% battery capacity is lost at less than 10°C).

The battery indicator tolerance can vary between +/- 20% (like all battery powered electronic devices) according to the following factors:

  • The load percentage of the battery;
  • The external temperature and battery conditions of use.


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