Quick update on the Ocube order for you – I have just received the following email from Steorn:-
‘We have shipped two ocubes and have received reports back that the lithium ion battery in the devices is charging to somewhere in the region of 8V, which is well in excess of the safe level of 4.2V. As a result, we have had to halt any further shipments while we address this. We are currently testing a new configuration with a battery charge controller and these tests will take several more days. Once we are satisfied that the units are operating as they should we will provide another update concerning shipping etc’
Given the potential hazards of Lithium ion batteries I’m pleased that this is being addressed now, but obviously the delay is disappointing. It’s also interesting that the tech is ‘over performing’ at the 8V level.
On a more positive note an Ocube has been received by a customer here – so I’m very excited to see one unit out there in the public domain ready to be tested!