Charging Your POWERbot
After a period of intense cleaning, the POWERbot will need recharging. In most cases, the POWERbot will find its own way back to the charger. In rare cases where the POWERbot cannot return to the charger, you can manually recharge the POWERbot.
Make sure that the emergency switch located at the bottom of the POWERbot is turned on.
The POWERbot will return to the charger automatically if it is in Auto Clean mode. You can also command the POWERbot to return to the charger at any time by pressing Recharge on the POWERbot or remote control.
If your POWERbot is failing to return to the charger, verify the following:
- The charger is in a location where it cannot be easily accessed by the POWERbot. Make sure the area around the charger is clear of any obstacles.
- The distance between the charger and the POWERbot is over 20 feet (5m). It may take a long time for the POWERbot to return to the charger. Try installing the charger in the center of your home.
To manually charge the POWERbot, lift up the POWERbot and then place it on the charger. Make sure that the charging pins on the POWERbot and charger are aligned.
A Manual Recharge will be required in these situations:
The docking station is located in a corner where the POWERbot will have difficulty docking.
The POWERbot's battery is fully exhausted. The battery indicator will blink and Lo will appear on the display.
The POWERbot is immobilized by an obstacle.
The POWERbot cannot climb a threshold near the charger. The maximum height the POWERbot can climb is around 0.6 inches (1.5 cm).
Cleaning duration on one charge (based on a hard floor surface):
Quiet Mode: Around 90 minutes.
Quiet mode is not available on all models.
Normal Mode: Around 60 minutes.
Turbo Mode: Around 30 minutes.
Choosing the Best Location for the POWERbot Charger
Follow the guidelines below to find the perfect spot for the POWERbot charger.
Select a location where the POWERbot can easily access the docking station.
Select a location where the floor and walls are leveled.
Do not place the docking station in an area with a dark colored floor. This may hinder the recharging process.
If you have wood floors, install the docking station along the grain.
Select a location with 1.6 feet of clearance on either side of the docking station, and with 3.3 feet of clearance in front of it.
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