Window Cleaner Backup Battery Replacement
Your Window Cleaner Has A Safety Battery
Replacing the Battery – RobotZoo Gecko
For the robotzoo Gecko, replacement of the battery is straightforward. Here is a step-by-step guide. For other models, the procedure of opening up the case may be a little different, but the steps are fundamentally the same.
Removing the wheel rims.
Just lift the rims carefully off the device (they are snap-locked on to the rotating wheels. This is the same procedure as what is done when replacing the socks.
Removing the wheels
The wheels each fit onto a square nylon lug, and are each fastened on with a Phillips head screw to that lug.
Opening the Cover
There are 6 small Phillips head screws evenly inset around the perimeter of the device on the underside. Once these are off, (carefully) prise open the cover.
Removing & Unplugging the Battery.
The battery is fastened into an enclosure with double-sided tape so as to ensure it does not bounce around when the cleaner is working. It has a lead, approx. 10cm long, which connects to the main controller board.
Plugging In & Fastening the New Battery.
The new battery should be fastened into its enclosure with double-sided tape so as to ensure it does not bounce around when the cleaner is working.
When plugging the battery in, also check that the main board is securely fastened to its 3 mounting points. Sometimes these mounts can break. If it is not secure, remove the mounting screws, and fasten the board down with slightly larger screws.
Re-assembling The Device
With the replacement battery plugged in and securely installed, test the fan by turning on the device – does it start? If so, then:
- Join the cover and base together, and replace the 6 cover screws;
- Replace the wheels back onto the nylon lugs and screw down;
- Replace the wheel rims back onto the wheels.
Using Your Window Cleaner
If you get a robot window cleaner, it makes sense that you should use it regularly. It’s also very important to the long term health and working life of the device.
But not everyone does this, and sometimes you can put the thing away and forget about it for a while.
What this post shows is how important it is to keep the backup safety battery charged, even if you are not using the device for extended periods.
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