Mini Flux Capacitor Assistance:
Where to get a replacement battery
LIR2032 batteries may be less commonly stocked in stores than CR2032 batteries. If you have trouble finding an LIR2032 locally, please contact us; we do have replacement batteries available. See below for battery replacement instructions.
Unit will no longer charge or lights no longer turn on
Your battery may have been allowed to sit for too long without a recharge. Due to the nature of Lithium Ion batteries, if they remained in a fully drained state for too long or sit idle for long enough, the battery can become damaged or unable to hold a charge. Instructions for battery replacement are below. Note that LIR2032 batteries may be less commonly stocked in stores than CR2032 batteries. If you have trouble finding an LIR2032 locally, please contact us; we do have replacement batteries available. See below for battery replacement instructions.
Lights are stuck on or not functioning correctly
Although very rare, if this ever happens it simply requires resetting your circuit board. Follow the disassembly and resetting instructions below.
Battery does not stay charged as long as expected
In Always On Mode you should get several hours of runtime before your lights stop functioning and need to be recharged. Regarding shelf life, after a full charge your Mini Flux Capacitor should be able to sit idle (off) for a couple months, at which time another recharge is recommended. This is due to the fact that even when off, because the battery is still connected to the circuit board, there is always a very small amount of current being drawn by the connected circuit components. The idle draw is approximately 10 microamps, and although that amount is extremely small, given enough time a battery can become drained simply while sitting idle. Thus we recommend recharging every month or two. If your battery is not performing as expected, it is likely time to replace the battery.
Mini Flux Capacitor Disassembly Instructions:
Using the provided 1.6mm hex key, remove the 4 outer back screws and the back plate.
Now remove the 4 inner screws.
The entire assembly is now loose and can be disassembled.
Keep track of the small metal button piece and note its orientation for reassembly.
Remove the circuit board.
Resetting the Circuit Board:
After following the disassembly instructions above, remove the battery from the circuit board.
Now-- only momentarily-- flip the battery over and insert it part way with reversed polarity.
Remove the battery again and reinstall it the original way (positive side up.)
Test your button. The lights should now function correctly again.
Click the links below for video demos:
Your product contains a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. We recommend charging your item the first time you use it. A full charge should take 2-3 hours. To ensure long battery life, follow these tips:
Due to the nature of rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries, allowing your battery to remain in a drained state for extended periods may prevent its ability to recharge.
Based on current estimates—after a full charge—your product should be able to sit idle (off) for 1-2 months. After that amount of time another recharge is recommended.
If using the “Always On Mode” function, you will have several hours of constant runtime. When the LEDs become dim or stop functioning, it is time to recharge.
Safety and Troubleshooting: Do not leave product unattended while charging. Do not charge longer than 3 hours. Do not leave charging unattended overnight. If your lights do not turn on or function correctly, even after plugging in to charge, unplug immediately and contact us for support at http://www.madgeekcollectibles.com/contact/
Should you ever need to replace your battery, only use LIR2032 type batteries. Following these recommendations will help ensure the long life of your battery. Enjoy!
For any other issues not covered here, please contact us.