The Expedition Escape has an internal, rechargeable battery capable of 20 hours of continuous audio on a full charge. Even though the system may have some charge when first taken out of the box, we recommend fully charging your Expedition Escape before first using the system. To charge the battery for the first time:
• Set the power switch to the “OFF” position.
• Connect the Expedition Escape to an AC power outlet using the included power adapter.
• Keep the system plugged in until the Power Supply indicator turns off, indicating the battery is fully charged. The Expedition Escape utilizes a sealed lead-acid gel cell battery. When not in use, the battery will slowly self-discharge. If you are planning not to use the Expedition Escape for a long period of time, it is advised to fully charge the unit before storing. It is also important to charge the unit every six months when not used. This will ensure a healthy battery and extend its life. If the battery is left with a very low charge for an extended period of time, it is possible to recharge the battery to working condition, but the charge time can take over 24 hours.
If you find that the operation time of the Expedition Escape becomes noticeably decreased, even after fully charging, the battery may need to be replaced. Contact Samson customer service or your local distributor for a replacement battery and additional support.