Only able to pair when the inceptor is charging


#21

I think your inceptor battery broken


#22

Good job @5olid_5nake!


#23

Did you manage to try it out?


#24

Ok, because I still regularly see questions concerning the Inceptor about: Not charging, Not connecting to the phone, Blinking between green and orange etc. I decided to dedicate another post to it.

It’s fairly simple; a functioning Inceptor gives a blue blink once every 60 seconds and connects within 2-3 tries to your phone. Any other problems with charging and connecting is because the battery is just dead. The easiest way to confirm this is by charging the Inceptor and while doing so listening to it while put to your ear. If you hear a soft ticking sound your battery is dead, plain and simple.

I already posted that I was able to replace the battery but because so many people are having this issue and not everyone is a bit of a handyman I thought I should try to help as many people I can to give father.io a change to succeed.

First of all, tempering with electronic devices is at one’s own risk, same goes for voiding the warrantee. But since your Inceptor is not working right now you have little to lose, right?

Second, if you’re going to replace the battery, I suggest putting in a switch at the same time. It would be a waste if you replace it, forget to charge once every two weeks and get stuck with another dead battery. By putting in a switch you avoid the draining problem and also gives an advantage when there are more Inceptors in range because you can turn on and connect one device after the other.

Third, you need a battery and a small switch. Like I mentioned in a previous post you can scavenge from other devices like Bluetooth headsets etc. Also there is plenty to get online, as long as the battery is 140mAh 3,7V and the switch is small enough to fit in. My batteries cost approx $2 and the switch $0.10 per piece (I bought both per 5 pieces). Examples are in next links:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/L044-3-7V-140mAH-552020-PLIB-polymer-lithium-ion-battery-Li-ion-battery-for-BLUETOOTH/714318178.html?spm=2114.search0204.3.77.29cc7c04nkU9Ez&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10065_10068_10890_319_10546_10548_317_5730312_10696_10924_453_10084_454_10083_5729212_10618_10920_10921_10304_10922_10307_10820_537_536_10843_10059_10884_10887_10928_100031_321_322_10103-10890,searchweb201603_1,ppcSwitch_0_ppcChannel&algo_expid=54786246-ad70-45ce-a756-46b7defc4cb0-12&algo_pvid=54786246-ad70-45ce-a756-46b7defc4cb0

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-sale5-Pcs-50V-0-5A-3-Pin-2-Position-On-OFF-1P2T-SPDT-Slide-Switch/32810683214.html?spm=2114.search0204.3.8.377242c1l7Ozc2&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10065_10068_10890_319_10546_10548_317_5730312_10696_10924_453_10084_454_10083_5729212_10618_10920_10921_10304_10922_10307_10820_537_536_10843_10059_10884_10887_10928_100031_321_322_10103-10890,searchweb201603_1,ppcSwitch_0_ppcChannel&algo_expid=c82bad94-3f0f-48f1-a12f-7b37410e1fcc-1&algo_pvid=c82bad94-3f0f-48f1-a12f-7b37410e1fcc

There are hundreds of different kinds and sizes of these batteries and switches. Just keep in mind the size of the Inceptor and that it has got to fit in.

Now, time for the tutorial!

Because of the length and the pictures I posted the tutorial as a pdf-file online:

https://edocr.com/user/5olid_5nake

Hopefully this helps a lot of people. If you have comments or questions about it let me know.


#26

This document has been removed from Scribd.

:frowning:


#27

I edited the new link in my original post, but to be sure this is it:

https://edocr.com/user/5olid_5nake