Battery operation and charging
LabSat 3 Wideband is shipped with a rechargeable, lithium-ion Smart battery pack (Inspired Energy NB2037HD34). It is UN38.3 (transportation) certified and CE, FCC and REACH/RoHS compliant. Each pack gives up to 2 hours of record time. When LabSat 3 Wideband is powered externally, it will charge the internal battery pack if fitted, and seamlessly switch over to battery operation when external power is removed.
To install the LabSat 3 Wideband battery, depress the lid release lever on the unit rear panel, slide off the unit lid and insert the battery into the battery slot so that its connector mates with the battery connector inside the unit. To remove the battery, lift it out using the plastic tab attached to the battery pack.
If Labsat 3 Wideband is switched off while charging from an external supply, it will continue to charge until the battery reaches full capacity. Charging is indicated by the illumination of the blue LED next to the DC CHG input on the rear panel. When charging has finished, the blue LED will go out. Never leave a system unattended during charging or discharging of the battery pack.
When operating from battery power, the battery charge status will be shown in the top-right section of the display -
If external power is connected and the battery is being charged, a power symbol will be shown over the battery symbol -
The discharge temperature range for the battery is -20°C to +60°C. Therefore, if the LabSat is operating from battery power, it will power-down if the temperature falls outside this range.
The charge temperature range of the battery pack is 0 - 45°C. Outside this temperature range, the LabSat will switch off charging of the internal battery but will continue to operate from the external power supply.
Battery fitting, removal and handling
- Replace battery with Racelogic, Part No. RLACS229 only. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire, explosion or other malfunction.
- Caution: The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not disassemble or heat above 80°C (176°F) or incinerate.
- To remove or change the battery, disconnect from mains power. Remove the unit lid, lift out the old battery and replace ensuring that the connectors on the replacement battery align with the connectors inside the unit. Please dispose of old or used batteries promptly in accordance with local regulations. Keep away from children.
- The battery should be fully charged when stored. If a battery is left depleted for a prolonged period then it is likely that the performance of the battery will degrade and may be unusable.
- Do NOT immerse the battery pack in water.
- Never incinerate nor dispose of cells in a fire.
- Never short circuit the battery pack. It will generate very high currents resulting in overheating of the cells, which may cause electrolyte leakage, gassing or fire.
- Never disassemble the cells. Disassembling cells may cause an internal short circuit in the cell, which could further result in gassing, fire, or other problems.
- If for any reason the battery pack becomes damaged it is possible that it may leak electrolyte. The electrolyte is harmful to the human body. If the electrolyte comes into contact with the skin, eyes or others parts of body, the electrolyte shall be flushed immediately with fresh water. Seek immediate medical advice from a physician.
- Cells may be damaged during shipping by shocks, or other causes. If any abnormal features of the cells are found such as: damage to a plastic envelope of the cell, deformation of the cell container, smell of electrolyte, an electrolyte leakage, or other abnormalities, the cells should not be used. Cells with a smell of electrolyte or leakage should be kept away from fire to avoid ignition.