Beam is designed to be powered on at all times. If you must store your Beam, you can safely store it up to 3 months after performing a graceful shutdown.
If the Beam will be stored longer than 6 months, we recommend charge cycling the Beam periodically. Storing a Beam for long periods of time (3+ months) without recharging may result in irreversible sulfation.
Shutdown Instructions: Beam Standard and Enhanced
- Guide the Beam off the charging dock.
- Insert a USB keyboard.
- From the Device Settings screen choose Tools > Power > Shutdown.
- Remove the keyboard.
- Allow the Beam to power down completely.
Shutdown Instructions: BeamPro
- Guide the BeamPro off the charging dock.
- Press and release the power button at the rear of the base.
- Allow the BeamPro to power down completely.
- Remove the lid from the top of the base.
- Disconnect the battery cable.