Battery problems

Kip Ingram (kipper@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu)
Fri, 5 Jun 92 09:44:21 -0500

Hi. I have just received my UltraLite from IME. I hooked everything up and
started charging the batteries. After about 7 hours the charge light was off,
so I unplugged and put it in my briefcase to use today (I'm sure the unit was
off).

When I turned on the unit this morning, I got the power fail message during
startup. So I plugged in the charger and the charging light stayed on for
about 5 minutes before going off. Unplugged the charger; got the power fail
message immediately. While the thing is sitting there the charge light comes
on every couple of minutes.

I measured 13 volts across the open-circuited removable battery.

Is something wrong with my battery? Did I just fail to charge it long enough
the first time, even though the charging light went out (the manual said the
first charge might take 16 hours!)?

Any info will be greatly appreciated! Other than this I love my UltraLite!

Thanks,
Kip Ingram