kamiraa wrote:denodan wrote:Well if you put new batteries in Neato, then you have to tell it they are new, else the life will be shorter, so suspect the same will be with a new Neato, tell it the battery is new. seems you guys maybe not doing this tip
Today I timed my "good neato" and got 37 minutes with the original batteries. This is a VX-21 3.0 firmware. This thing has had around 10 recharges and still sitting at <40 minutes (mix of carpet and tile).
Like I mentioned earlier, if we are limited to exactly 3 runs, it seems I need three 45-50 minute attempts to complete the entire first floor.
I got new batteries today (older style). I put them in just now, and told the box it has new batteries in the support menus. I will report back tomorrow night of the findings if these older stock of batteries will support longer life.
Wish me luck!
denodan wrote:Tell me, did all you guys not do the new battery thing, before you used your Neato? There is a new battery option in the LCD menu, so wonder if it makes a difference? I did it to mine, after reading the problems here and am, I estimate getting around 60 mins on carpet.
Did our sitting room took 15 mins and hardly gone down on battery indicator at all. I am sure someone else on here also did this and also get about 60-62 mins. So this option may just help before using your neato. After setting language then set new battery.
Yes, you are correct. That's why I mentioned in the previous post that the battery was just charged normally for 12 hours and the NEW BATTERY selection was not performed.donnoj wrote:I thought that selecting new battery on a brand new unit degraded the life of the battery.