How long does it take to fully charge the battery?
If the battery is fully depleted, it will take approximately 2 hours to fully recharge. While the battery is charging, the single front work light will blink every few seconds. Once the device is fully charged, it will flash twice in rapid succession every few seconds.
How do I charge the battery?
All Guardian Angel devices come with a Type-C to Type-A charger. Simply plug in the charging cord to the device and plug the USB into any USB charger.
How do you access the charging port on the device?
On the 2022 Elites and Micro Series, the charging port door is located on the side of the device, next to the “F” button. It can be pretty tight, to keep the waterproof seal. Be sure to close it tight again when you are done charging so the waterproof seal is secure.
On the 2020 Elite Series, the charging port door is located on the bottom of the device. It will look like a small door that you will have to open. It can be pretty tight, to keep the waterproof seal, so you may have to use a pen or something similar to help open it. Be sure to close it tight again when you are done charging so the waterproof seal is secure.
How many charging cycles will the battery last?
Up to 3,000 charging cycles with regular use
How long can I use my Guardian Angel device on a single charge?
The Elite Series will run anywhere from 1.5 hours on the most severe mode, to over 150 hours for the single top light on the lower power mode. The most commonly used modes for the Elite Series typically last between 8-20 hours continuous. The recharge time from dead to full is under 2 hours.
The Micro Series will run anywhere from 1.0 hour on the most severe mode, to over 100 hours for the single top light on low power mode. The most commonly used Micro modes typically last between 1-3 hours continuously.
All of these times (based on a full battery charge) can change depending on: brightness setting, light mode, LED colors, etc.
How to check battery level?
To check the battery on the 2022 Elite Series, press and hold the “Rear” button for 3 seconds. The rear LEDs will turn on briefly to indicate the remaining battery level. All lights on means 100%, 1 light on means approximately 10%.
To check the battery level of the 2020 Elites & Micro Series devices, hold down the “R” button for 3 seconds. You will see a scrolling pattern (opposite direction of the regular light function) which indicates the “percentage” of fully charged. All lights means 100%, 1 light means approximately 10%.
My device flashes while plugged in. Can I turn this off?
While the battery is charging, the single front work light will flash every few seconds. Once the device is fully charged, it will flash twice in rapid succession every few seconds. This battery charging indication feature cannot be turned off.
Can you use a mobile phone fast charger to charge the device?
Yes, but it must be a Type-C to Type-A charging cord. Type-C to Type-C will not charge properly
Can I leave my device plugged in overnight?
Yes, although we don’t recommend leaving it plugged in for extended periods of time (days). Repeatedly leaving the device on the charger for extended periods of time (days to weeks) can lead to the battery losing the ability to hold a charge.
Will my device drain the battery if it’s powered on but not in use?
No. The battery is only used when the lights on the device are engaged.