Batteries & Chargers
All gimbals are powered by rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries. Depending on the model, gimbal battery life can last any where from 4 to 8 hours plus. Li-Ion batteries should be handled with great care and monitored while charging. All of EVO Gimbals batteries feature over charge and over discharge protection, which is important for safety and to maintain overall battery health and life. When shopping for spare batteries for your gimbal be sure to only choose batteries that are approved by the manufacturer, as not all batteries are created equal in terms of quality and reliability.
Using Li-Ion Batteries
The Li-Ion batteries used in gimbals can become extremely hazardous if mishandled. Lithium battery fires are very rare but can happen so it is VERY important that you pay attention and use care when handling your batteries.
You should always use the proper approved charger that came with your gimbal to charge your batteries and should always be sure to select a charging area that is free of flammable materials.
Be sure to regularly inspect your batteries for damage and properly dispose of any batteries that become swollen, leaky or damaged. Also, inspect your charger and charging cord on a regular basis for damage.
Spare batteries that you take to shoots should be stored in a proper carrying case. Never put loose batteries in your pocket or backpack as this can cause a fire!
Proper Battery Disposal
Americans buy nearly 180 tons of batteries each year – a nationwide recycling strategy is wise and responsible.
If you're curious about how to recycle batteries, the best place to start is by visiting Earth911 – there you'll find pages of helpful information, including answers to the most frequently asked questions about how and where to dispose of used batteries.
Throwing batteries in with your household waste is not only bad for the environment but it is also a major fire hazard.