So there are quite a few posts about problems with V5 batteries but I couldn’t find anything about PREVENTATIVE measures. I Figured it might be a good topic to start a discussion. Here are some questions I have right now:
Is it OK to leave the battery plugged into the brain for extended periods of downtime? Like over a weekend or over a long break? I know (or at least read on the forums) that with the VEX IQ batteries you shouldn’t ever leave them plugged into the brains as they will slowly drain. Can a similar thing happen with V5?
Is it OK to leave the battery plugged in and charging indefinitely or should you unplug it after it has reached a full charge?
Should we be careful not to bend the power cable that connects the brain to the battery? I noticed one team had theirs so bent that one of the 4 cables looked like it was starting to come out. I think that’s probably something to avoid similar to Smart cables. Also is there a connection between the 4 cables in the battery wire and the 4 coloured cables of a smart cable? Just curious.
What are some other things to be aware of when it comes to battery care?