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Charging batteries Batteries charged unit will not operate. We would like a manual. Is there a switch to turn on power other than on the joy stick? Please reply as soon as possible. We were told to charge up the batteries which we did for approximately 5 hrs.

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At a minimum your batteries need to be charged for 12 hrs a day for the first month if not they will not build the capacity and will dwindle and die for example it is at only 25% capacity it says it fully charged but will die quickly this happens because it is charged to its full capacity but that is only 25% of the batteries true potential resulting in short battery life

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