battery warning

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After about 15 minutes operation of the Maestro on Battery, I get a Battery warning even if the battery is fully charged. I clear it and all is OK until the Battery is really low. I see this with my Polanfo and Magix batteries.

Anyone else see this?

Jim

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Posted 3 years ago

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I have observed the same thing.  I have the Polanfo battery.  I checked the battery when I got the low battery message and the battery displayed 98%.
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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If it does this for all your battery packs my suggestion would be to open a Help Ticket.

If it is only one pack that reads low when highly charged, then my thought is you found the problem in that pack.

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Steve
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It does it on 4 different batteries. 2 Polanfos and 2 Mogixs.
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I'd put in that help ticket, as resolution is more likely that way.

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Steve
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Cal Spreitzer

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It does it with my Polanfos (X2) and also Mogixs (X2). 

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No problems here with Mogix battery.
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Official Response
This is not a problem with the Maestro, per se.  The LiPo battery banks have internal voltage regulators that are supposed to provide a constant 5 VDC throughout the discharge cycle.  Some batteries, allow the voltage to drop below 5VDC when the battery is mostly charged and when this happens, Maestro detects the low voltage situation and displays the warning message.  We plan to modify the logic in Maestro to be a little less sensitive to this situation, but ultimately the root cause of the issue is with the battery itself.  As long as you know there is a good charge on the Battery, you can ignore this message.
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