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Charging and updating CubeSensors

Cubes that are used wirelessly need to be recharged about once a month. The Cubes are updated when connected to a power source, other updates are automatic.

Charging the Cubes

The Cubes are shipped with an almost full charge, so it will be a while before they need to recharge. When the battery in a Cube starts running low, it will blink green after the shake.

To charge a Cube, connect it using their white Micro USB cable to any standard USB charger or your computer's USB port. It takes a Cube about 6 hours to go from an empty battery to a full charge. A full charge will keep the Cube going for up to a month, depending on usage, settings and environmental conditions.

Hint: You can keep your Cubes plugged in at all times for more functionality or let them go cordless for greater mobility.

Updating CubeSensors

Occasionally, we might send the Cubes a software update to improve their functionality. When this happens, the Cubes will blink white for about a minute after being connected to a power source. Keep them connected to power while they blink white. During the update, shaking will temporarily have no effect.

On rare occasions, the firmware update on a Cube might not go through the first time. If this happens, the Cube glows pink for a while before automatically attempting the update again. Leave the Cube connected to power, the update will eventually be installed successfully.

Your Base and CubeSensors app will receive updates and new features automatically.

Operating ratings for your CubeSensors

The following important information that will keep you and your Cubes safe during use.

CubeSensors were designed for home or office use.

You can operate the Base in places where the temperature is always between 0°C and 40°C (32°F to 104°F). For storage, temperatures should be in the range between 0°C and 50°C (32°F to 122°F). The Base uses supply voltage 5.0 VDC, with ±5% tolerance. The maximum input current is 1500 mA.

The Cubes can be operated or stored in places where the temperature is always between between 0°C and 50°C (32°F to 122°F) or 0°C and 45°C (32°F to 113°F) while charging. The Cubes use supply voltage 5.0 VDC, with ±5% tolerance. The maximum input current is 500 mA.

The Cubes shouldn't be used or stored close to heaters, fireplaces or other sources of heat.

CubeSensors devices should be charged from sources compatible with article 2.5 of IEC/EN 60950-1-1 standard (Limited Power source). Keep all parts away from water.