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Tblues1
109 posts
Nov 23, 2020
9:43 AM
I'm curious if anyone has had problems with the Xvive U2 wireless system.
Twice now it has just quit working in the middle of a performance. Luckily had a cable handy.
This last time, it was fully charged before using it.
Seems to work for a short while then stops.
Maybe the batteries just don't properly hold a charge anymore.
I've had it for a little over a year.
I'm apprehensive about using it anymore.
Until now, I've been very happy with it.
basstsar
5 posts
Nov 24, 2020
8:42 AM
I bought my u2 used and have had it around a year. I had it quit once at a 3 hr gig. Since then I turn it off between sets. For me that does the trick. I also keep the charger with me and often charge it between sets. I love mine and the freedom it gives me. If it’s not lasting at least an hr you my have battery issues.
garry
787 posts
Nov 25, 2020
6:07 PM
I've had mine a few years, never had a problem. However, every other device I own seems to have a battery, and batteries do degrade over time. So it might be the case that the Xvive ones will as well. I always carry a good cable as backup. I've only used it once or twice, when I accidentally hit the switch while packing up and left it on, resulting in a dead battery later on.


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Last Edited by garry on Nov 25, 2020 6:13 PM
garry
788 posts
Nov 25, 2020
6:09 PM
Just took a look and found this video as well as some articles on how to replace the batteries. Haven't watched or tried, but may be helpful. TL;DR: it doesn't look easy.

How to replace



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Last Edited by garry on Nov 25, 2020 6:11 PM
Tblues1
110 posts
Nov 25, 2020
8:20 PM
Thanks for the replies.
Batteries were fully charged at the time.
It didn’t really die in terms of power, seems like it just stopped transmitting, interference maybe?
I did have a cable handy.
I’ completely discharged and recharged the batteries and will try again maybe channel 4 this time.
They are little more than a year old.
Other than this they work quite well,
Thanks again.
garry
789 posts
Nov 26, 2020
8:23 AM
If it happens again, check to make sure transmitter and receiver are on the same channel. I've occasionally gotten the two out of sync and after momentary panic realized the problem.

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Cotton
126 posts
Nov 28, 2020
8:17 AM
Consider that the xvibe uses lithium batteries. It is harmfull to let them fully discharge. This weekens them. Best care is to recharge often even if discharged just a little. They have no "memory" so this is not a problem.

Last Edited by Cotton on Nov 28, 2020 8:35 AM
Tonyblues
4 posts
Dec 10, 2020
10:58 PM
Love mine. only once didn't work because the channel button got pushed and they didn't link. 5 hours of playing no problem. Can't even find my cables. Don't think I would even know how to use a cable anymore LOL.
John M G
399 posts
Dec 12, 2020
3:29 PM
I haven't used mine for months so put it on charge yesterday afternoon. It had barely been on charge for 10 - 15 minutes and it was fully charged, not that gives any idea as to how long it will play for once I plug it in of course. I was just surprised by just how short a time it needed to be fully charged again.


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