Explain please if SPARKPIC is protected against moisture and water. Can it be operated in wet conditions? Is it possible to ride through the puddles?
SPARKPIC device is covered by three layers of special synthetic varnish. The following parts are not covered by varnish: USB connector contacts, battery contacts, button unit and communication interface connector. SPARKPIC device is not vulnerable to splashes, wet conditions, rain, however, one should avoid the immediate immersion of the device in water and long ride in heavy rain.
How long do the batteries last? What batteries are the best to use with SPARKPIC?
About 3-3.5 hours for continuous image display – 20-inch size; and about 3 hours – 24-inch size. In start-stop operation – 3-4 days with 1-1.5 hour ride each day. Battery service life depends on such factors as battery quality, type of image to display (white color and large areas of solid color reduce battery service life). Only name brand alkaline batteries shall be used with SPARKPIC device. Among them are VATRA, COSMOS. See the User’s Manual for more information on the unit’s power supply.