Saving The Scooba Battery
Originally uploaded by mikeysklar
Our little robot mopping unit has been performing poorly. The battery dies in less than 15 minutes. This is no surprise because I find that all the iRobot products have a 1 - 2 year battery life. I'm trying to repair my Scooba battery by using a R/C car charger. This charger has features for draining and recharging and very slow rates. The Scooba has Ni-MH cells which this charger supports. I'm doing a multiple test/refresh run so we shall see how much improvement we get. I already see a significant capacity jump from using my R/C car charger instead of the standard Scooba charger. I'll let you know how much this battery improves this week.