Going Into Hibernation

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Is your gear ready for Hibernation. This document describes the best practices for preparing your gear for storage to come out of hibernation, once the weather warms up.

 

Flitecell Preparation for Storage:

Before going into storage, the Flitecell should be thoroughly cleaned. Wet a cloth (with freshwater) and wipe down the outside surfaces of the Flitecell keeping the water away from the terminals. The terminals can be wiped down with a small amount of Contact cleaner and a cotton tip.

 

For long- or short-term storage of Flitecell, a state of charge of 40% is optimal (1 LED ON indicates 25 - 35% charge). For longer periods between 40% - 60% SOC also works well (2 LED’s indicate 50% - 75%). The reason for this is the BMS contains self balancing technology this only works to a SOC of 50% to save the batteries capacity. Alternatively for older Flitecells the magnet can be left on to optimise and balance the flitecell.

 

We recommend that you discharge the Flitecel during your final session of the season and then charge to the designated percentage 40-60%. For longer term storage, every 2 months place the Flitecell on charge, This ensures it does not fall below its low voltage threshold, ready for your first ride of the season.

 

DO NOT store the Flitecell near heat sources such as a furnace or heater. .
Ideal Flitecell storage temperature between 10°C (50°F) and 25°C (77°F) in a safe, dry place.
Do NOT store the Flitecell whilst charging. Disconnect the charger when not in use.

After long term storage of your Fliteboard components and before use, you are required to charge the Flitecell and Flite controller to 100% using the supplied Fliteboard chargers. We recommended doing this a week or 2 weeks before your ride this will allow the self-balancing technology in the BMS to balance the Flitecell or leaving a magnet on older Flitecells will yield the same result. 

 

All other Fliteboard components should be completely disassembled for long term storage and thoroughly cleaned with soapy water, keeping any water away from electronics and electrical connections.

 

eFoils should be wiped down with Isopropyl alcohol and WD-40 prior to storage especially targeting any joins to free from salt build up. It is important to not spray any electrical components or connections with a solvent based product. All electrical connections should be cleaned with an electrical contact cleaner only before storage.

 

All Components should be completely dried before going back into their cases and all stored in a dry stable environment inside their case.

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