How often should I charge my GENEActiv device?

How often should I charge my GENEActiv device?

To ensure the maximum longevity of your GENEActiv devices:

  1. Even when units are not in regular use it is essential the units are charged every 2-3 months and not left charging longer than necessary, to maintain optimum battery life
  2. When placing the GENEActiv device into the charging cradle ensure that the unit ‘clicks’ into place, the device should then start flashing. A red flashing light indicates the device needs charging, a green flashing light indicates that the unit is fully charged. When straps are fitted to the device it is best to unplug the charger at the USB port, then plug all the units into the charger cradle, ‘clicking into place’ and then plug the USB port back into the hub – all units should flash at the same time
  3. Allow GENEActiv devices to charge for at least 3 hours – until the light flashing on the unit changes from red to green
  4. Ensure there is enough power through the USB hub for the individual ports to charge all of the units.  A charger with 4 units requires 500mA (0.5A) – this is the standard for a single port. A powered charger hub will show its total output power on the rating label this needs to be sufficient for all connected chargers.