Maestro scare

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This AM I was operating the Maestro when all of a sudden lights and display on the Maestro started flashing randomly. All I could think of was a trip back to FRS. The culprit was the battery was going dead but the the battery indicator showed a full charge. I thought that was kind of weird since the Maestro was on battery power for about 6 hours. Plugging the unit into the supplied wall wart got it back to normal operation.
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K6OZY, Elmer

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Official Response
The battery icon is not a "fuel gauge" battery indicator. It simply shows you that Maestro detects a USB battery. Remember, these batteries always present a constant voltage of ~5-5.2V, so there is no way for Maestro to know the charge state of that USB battery.