Will the SoloPack and SharePack function underwater? If so, up to what depth?
The SoloPack and SharePack are designed to meet the MIL-STD-810G Immersion - Method 512.6 Procedure I which is meant for equipment that might get inadvertently immersed (i.e. dropped in a stream by accident) but are not currently designed to operate underwater.
Should a sealed power solution be of interest, please email email@example.com. Please note that underwater operation requires a different class of connectors (not NettWarrior compatible) and a significantly bulkier design to protect from water damage.
Can I take these batteries on a commercial airline?
Yes, however various restrictions apply depending on the airline. Pending the UN/DOT 38.3 Safety Certification, the SoloPack (96 Wh) will be authorized for commercial flights. The SharePack (150Wh) is above the typical regulatory limit of 100Wh and may not be authorized for commercial flights with some airlines. Regulations regarding lithium ion batteries vary depending on commercial airlines. For guidance on commercial airline battery restrictions please click here. It is incumbent upon travelers to verify with airlines whether restrictions have changed prior to boarding, and seek approval for carrying lithium batteries in their carry-on luggage. Note that placing the rubber plug provided into the SoloPack or SharePack connectors meets airlines’ short-circuit requirements for taking Revision’s batteries onboard an aircraft.
What kind of charger should I use to charge the SoloPack and SharePack?
Any SMBus charger should be used to charge the SoloPack and SharePack rapidly and most efficiently. Some examples include Desktop Evaluation Charger (6130-01-542-5108) and Soldier Charger (6130-01-545-1983). The SharePack can, however, be recharged from any energy source. A full comprehensive list can be found in the respective user guides.
What are the dimensions of the SoloPack and SharePack?
The dimensions of the SoloPack battery are: 181x77x30mm (LxWxH).
The dimensions of the SharePack Power Management System are: 190x165x28mm (LxWxH).
How often should I recharge my SoloPack and SharePack?
The batteries should be recharged after each use to prolong life. Unlike the internal chemistry of other battery types, lithium ion batteries will never 'crystallize' or develop a 'memory'. They can be recharged at any state-of-charge and will only show signs of lost capacity after several thousand cycles.
How heavy is the SoloPack and SharePack?
Both the SoloPack and SharePack are lightweight, with the SoloPack weighing 550g (approx. 1.2 lbs) and the SharePack weighing 1125g (approx. 2.5 lbs).
Does the SoloPack and SharePack come with a case?
Yes, both the SoloPack and SharePack come with a custom carrying case that attaches to a user's vest.
How do I go about replacing a battery should it be defective?
Please consult our warranty for details.
How should I store these batteries?
The batteries should be stored at 50% state-of-charge, placed into shutdown mode (no equipment or cables connected), and at an ambient temperature of 25°C. The shelf life under these conditions is 3 years.
Please note that the SharePack will need occasional recharging back up to 50%.
Do you have pricing for batteries and cables?
Please visit our online store for pricing and purchasing.
How many SharePacks can I string together and what power can it emit?
A network of SharePacks can support up to 8 in a configuration, whether in star topology or as a daisy chained hub. In a star topology (parallel) you could theoretically emit 800W (8*2*50 = 800W) of power. In a daisy-chain topology (series) you are limited to emitting 50W on your output port, however multiply the duration of your power emission 8 fold.
How many SharePacks can I update at once?
There is no limit to the number of SharePacks that can be updated at the same time; as many as you have USB ports to support. The software will recognize these connected devices and update them one after the other.
What happens if the USB cable is disconnected while updating the SharePack's firmware?
It is crucial that the user responsible for updating the device ensures that it is properly connected to the PC and that once updating commences, the cable does not become disconnected. Disconnecting a cable during an update may render the SharePack unusable, requiring the battery to be returned to Revision for servicing.
How do I update the SharePack's firwmare?
The SharePack supports in-field software updates through a connection to a PC via USB. A host interface application designed and developed to be an intuitive and self-explanatory product is used to execute the SharePack field firmware updates. For instructions, please refer to your SharePack user guide.
Are there any regulations for shipping these batteries?
Yes. The required certification for shipping the SharePack and SoloPack as per UN/DOT 38.3 is pending. Until certification is complete, the batteries are classified by default as Class 9 Dangerous Goods and shipping has to abide by specific rules. For guidance, refer to
How will I know if my battery is dead?
A 'Servicing Required' error message will appear, indicating that the SharePack should be returned to the manufacturer for servicing.
What happens if I use my battery outside of the operating temperature range?
The SoloPack and SharePack will disable charging and discharging through the battery cell stack when the internal temperature reaches 70°C ± 5°C. It will resume normal operation when the internal temperature reaches 50°C ± 5°C. Charging and discharging through the battery cell stack will be permanently disabled should the internal temperature exceed 93°C ± 5°C.
Do you have 90º connectors?
Revision does not currently offer 90º connectors, however Revision can explore sourcing such connectors should there be a demand.
How do I get set up my battery to work with my piece of equipment?
Please refer to the accompanying instruction manual for step-by-step instructions on how to connect your equipment to your SoloPack and SharePack. Instruction manuals can also be accessed by scanning the code on the back of your battery using a smartphone device.
What equipment will my battery work with?
Nerv Centr products have been designed to work with a wide range of currently fielded equipment. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Associated accessories required to power your equipment can be found here.
How long will my battery last?
SharePack is rated for 150Wh and SoloPack for 100Wh. The amount of runtime depends largely on what and how equipment will be used. When fully charged, if powering equipment that draws one watt continuously, you can expect to get 150 hours (6.6 days) of runtime from SharePack, and 100 hour (4.4 days) with SoloPack.
Most handheld radios will require 2-3 watts when not transmitting. This means you can expect approximately 2-3 days of runtime (this is reduced when transmitting). Larger radios will require much more power (10-20W) which reduces runtime to a couple of hours.
The best indication of runtime is displayed on the SoloPack's state-of-charge display or the SharePack's main screen and this will be your best indication of the duration of battery life.
I have lost my instruction manual. Can I access instructions online?
The instruction manual for the SoloPack and SharePack can be accessed by scanning the code on the back of the battery using your smartphone device.
If the battery is not being used, how frequently do I have to charge it?
If the SharePack will not be used for a week or longer, it must be fully charged and put into shutdown mode. Otherwise, the SharePack will deteriorate and last only a few months as opposed to a few years. Failing to charge and shut down will leave the SharePack consuming a small but continuous amount of current which can drain cells to a point where they cannot recover.
If the SoloPack is not being used, simply charge the battery to 50% and leave in an ambient environment. It is recommended to perform maintenance recharges back to 50% at regular intervals, two or three times a year, to maintain the battery in optimal condition. Otherwise its shelf life is approximately 3 years.
How deeply can I discharge the SharePack without failure?
The battery can be depleted down to zero percent. As a safety mechanism, the software will display an 'Apply Charger' message when getting critically low, informing the user to recharge the SharePack. If not accomplished, software will internally shut down the device and only awaken once recharging. This is done to internally protect the lithium ion cells. If left unattended for a month after complete depletion, the lithium ion cells may be permanently damaged and render the SharePack unsalvageable.
How do I dispose of the battery?
Similar to one-time use batteries and cell phone batteries, the SoloPack and SharePack can be disposed of in commonly used battery disposal boxes. Please contact your local battery recycling program to determine your nearest disposal location.
Is there a potential to damage my equipment if I don't set the voltage correctly?
It is important that the ports are set in accordance with the voltage required by the piece of equipment being powered. Otherwise, there is a possibility that the equipment could be damaged. Please pay special attention when setting the voltage.
What is the operating temperature range of Nerv Centr products?
The SoloPack and SharePack are designed to operate in temperatures of -32°C to +55°C.
What is the energy density of the SoloPack and SharePack?
The SoloPack's energy density is 175 Wh/Kg, containing as much power as 64 AA NiCd batteries and offering 4.25 times the energy density.
The SharePack's energy density is 135 Wh/Kg, containing as much power as 100 AA NiCd batteries and offering 2.75 times the energy density.
What happens if a SoloPack or SharePack is hit by a round or shrapnel?
Revision’s battery systems offer the same level of safety as other man worn batteries currently in use by the U.S. Military. The SoloPack and SharePack will behave in a similar manner to most standard military batteries such as the BB-2590 or LI-145; they may heat up or, in extreme situations, could conceivably catch fire if hit by a round or shrapnel. Revision continues to investigate operationally safe battery systems.