The battery should be fully charged before it is used for the first time. This is to allow the system to be fully calibrated to give you maximum use.
Press the power button to activate (‘wakeup’) the system for use. When the lamp is in storage or not in use for an extended period of time the power button should be held down for 5-10 seconds to put the lamp into ‘sleep’ mode. This will shut down all functions and conserve battery power.
Ensure that the lamp has been first activated by pressing the power button to allow charging to take place. Place the solar panel outside in full sun and plug into the lamp (kept inside) to charge the battery.
Press the power button to turn the lamp on. Toggle through the power settings to turn the lamp off.
The Go Lamp is water-resistant. Do not allow water to enter the USB or charging ports.
If the system appears to not be working properly then the system should be returned to your local distributor for evaluation. Ensure that you keep the original receipt and show it to the distributor. Do not try and repair the system. If the system has been interfered with, damaged from an external force or submerged in water the warranty will be void.
When charging, the battery status LED’s will flash. When the battery is FULL all three LED’s will double flash every ten seconds.
Barefoot Go includes a battery status ring. One segment indicates 0-25% charge, two segments indicate 25-75% charge, and all three segments indicate 75-100% charge. Each time the power button is pressed, the battery status indicators will illuminate for five seconds.
No, this is just to warn that the battery is getting low and needs recharging. When the battery is low, the lamp will automatically dim to a lower light setting and the low-battery LED (one segment) will flash.
No. The battery controller automatically turns the lamp and USB output off when the ‘low battery’ point is reached in order to protect the battery.
Yes. Ensure that the recommended AC charger is used.
First check that the USB is not being used. If it is power will be taken away from the lamp and the runtimes shortened. Ensure that the lamp is fully charged and test the run time again. If there continues to be an issue contact your local distributer.
The solar panel must be permanently installed outside in full sunlight where it will receive direct sun and not be overshadowed by trees or buildings. Usually the best place is on top of the roof of a building.
To maximise solar power, the solar panel should be cleaned every three months. In very dusty areas, cleaning could be required up to every two weeks. The panel can be fixed directly to the roof. For extra security the panel can be mounted in a metal frame fixed to the roof or the top of a pole. If the panel is mounted in a frame then allow a 10mm clearance round the panel surround for expansion in hot weather. If the panel is welded for security, ensure that the welding material does not come into contact with the panel. It is important that the solar panel faces towards the equator at a slope equivalent to the latitude.
For regions near the equator, the panel should be kept facing upwards, with a slope of 10 degrees to either the north or south. The slope helps the rain wash the panel.
Yes. The amount of power produced by the solar panel is proportional to the strength of the sun. During cloudy periods, the output of the solar panel can be as low as 10% of its rated power. The battery provides some backup to ensure the lights still work after a cloudy day.
The panel is water-resistant. It is water-proof as long as the water runs off and does not enter the sealed connector box mounted on the rear of the panel. Best practise is to mount the panel with a gap between it and the roof to allow the water to run freely on the top and beneath.
Do not place the panel on the ground or where it could end up in a pool of water if it rains.
Remove the charging cable and check that the lamp has been activated by pressing the power switch. Re plug the cable from the panel into the lamp and start charging again. If this fails, try and charge the lamp from an AC adapter or USB output. If the lamp charges successfully the panel may faulty and you should contact your local distributer. If the lamp still does not charge contact your local distributer. The Go lamp and panel have a two year warranty.
The Barefoot Go includes the standard 1 Amp USB output for charging mobile phones and other devices e.g. Mobile phones and Barefoot Power radio. Some smart phones and tables will draw more than 1 Amp so can’t be charged. For these products Barefoot Connect systems must be used.
If the USB is overloaded the system will automatically shut down and reset after 5-10 seconds. Make sure you remove any device plugged into the USB output.
Yes. However, if you are drawing a high load form the USB port the lamp may shutdown or auto-dim. If this happens remove the device from the USB and do not use the USB output again until that lamp has been charged to 100%.