Using the VEX GO Battery

The Battery provides power for all Motors, Sensors, and the Brain to work.

The following article will cover:


Charging the Battery

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To charge the Battery, connect the Battery to a power source using the USB-C cable provided in the VEX GO Kit.

Note: every VEX GO Kit comes with a USB-C charging cable, but only the VEX GO Classroom Bundle comes with an AC Adapter.


Indicator Lights on the Battery

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There are two lights on the side of the Battery to indicate the status of the Battery.

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Pressing the button next to the lights on the Battery will indicate the current status.

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Two green lights indicate the Battery is fully charged (75-100%).

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One green light indicates the Battery is partly charged (25-75%).

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One red light indicates the Battery has a low charge (0-25%).

When the Battery is actively charging

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Two green lights indicate the Battery is fully charged.

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One red light indicates the Battery is actively charging.


Connecting the Battery

Brain Battery

The Battery can be connected to the Brain or a Switch to power Motors and Sensors.

To connect the Battery to the Brain, view the Using the VEX GO Brain article.

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To connect the Battery to a Switch, locate the orange Battery Port on the Switch.

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Connect the Battery to the Switch by inserting the orange Battery Cable into the orange Battery Port on the Switch.

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Ensure that the orange Battery Cable is fully inserted into the orange Battery Port on the Switch. A ‘click’ sound will ensure that the cable is seated fully into the port.


Battery Life

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The Battery takes approximately 3.5 hours to fully charge.

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The Battery is designed to last approximately one school day.

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The battery level can be checked in VEXcode GO by selecting the Brain icon in the Toolbar.