I have just received a Stages Power Meter. The first two times I used the meter it was OK. Now I have to change the battery every time before a ride
Do you know what is wrong or what I can try to do.
FWIW, I've got friends on Quarqs that do the same thing.
Their customer service has been exemplary. Probably not quite as easy for you folks not in the USA, but I'd still get in touch
My first Stages had to go back due to the outer plastic cover developing a crack. They overnighted me a new crank arm and a return label for the old crank arm. All products have faults and sometimes we end up with those duds... (my first Quarq had to go back, my PowerTaps have had to go back...) the measure of the company is how they handle the problems and thus far I've heard nothing but the best about Stages- they really do take their customers seriously and that's a mark of quality.
Thank you for all your replies.
The power meter has never seen a drop of water, so the draining of the battery can not be caused by rain, bike wash or a cracked cover.
I will try to contact Stages and see if I can do a update of the firmware. Unfortunately I do not have an IOS device with Bluetoth smart, so I can not connect/talk to the power meter. I do only have a Garmin 510
I did contact Stages and they were very fast to answer my mail.
I have done a firmware update on the power meter.
The problem is still the same.
I will let you know what happens next.
Now I an going to Bike Four Peaks in Austria and to deal with the problem I will bring enough batteries
I think its the best PM out there in 2014. Also happens to be the lightest, stiffest and cheapest. Good enough for Team Sky, good enough for me.
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durianrider wrote:I think its the best PM out there in 2014. Also happens to be the lightest, stiffest and cheapest. Good enough for Team Sky, good enough for me.
What flavor was that Kool-Aid?
It's lighter because it's half of a normal power meter.
mike wrote:Did stages fix the battery drainage issue yet?
My first Stages power meter was exchanged due to water ingress. Then I seemed to be having low battery issues, almost a year ago now, and an update around the end of the year seems to have helped. I installed a new battery in the spring and then got about 150-170 hours on the battery with before my power meter reported low battery. Driving with the bike on the rack keeps the power meter on wasting power and I am thinking that I must have lost 10-20 hours to that too.
I don't believe that there are any significant battery drain bugs remaining.
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