How to Identify Your Vehicle's Battery (for Pegase Moto)?
There are two main types of batteries:
Lead-acid/AGM batteries: A lead-acid battery is often black and features the "Pb" logo.
- Lithium batteries: A lithium battery is often colored (green/orange-blue), depending on the brand. It can also be black but will always have the "lithium-ion" designation.
- The safest option is to ask your dealer.
- Example of a lead-acid battery with the "Pb" designation
- Example of a lithium battery with the "lithium-ion" designation
- Lead-acid/AGM batteries: A lead-acid battery is often black and features the "Pb" logo.
How to maintain your vehicle's battery?
Whether your vehicle is equipped with accessories powered by its battery or not, it's important to monitor the state of charge and maintain your vehicle's battery.
(In the case of motorcycles, especially high-performance ones, they are often equipped with 'standard' lead-acid/AGM batteries that are undersized for starting a large 1000cc or larger twin-cylinder engine.)
It is essential to monitor the charge level of your vehicle's battery, especially if it is driven infrequently, both in terms of frequency and distance.
You can do this by using a multimeter to measure the voltage delivered by your battery and compare the measured value with the manufacturer's recommendations (motorcycle or battery user manual).
During periods of inactivity for your vehicle, it is highly advisable to connect the battery to a trickle charger.
The battery's charge level will be kept at its highest, and your accessories (including Flashbird or Pegase Moto!) will continue to be powered without risk and therefore function.
Can my Flashbird or Pegase Moto trackers damage my vehicle?
Our trackers have CE, RoHS, and R10 certifications (automotive standard). They are equipped with a cut-off circuit that protects the motorcycle's battery against potential over-discharge. Therefore, they pose no risk to your vehicle.
How to use my Flashbird or Pegase Moto tracker on multiple vehicles?
You can use Flashbird or Pegase Moto on all of your vehicles.
The ease of installation of Flashbird and Pegase Moto (a cable to be connected directly to the battery) allows for this.
However, if your battery is hard to access, we recommend acquiring an additional cable (you will then only need to move the tracker from one vehicle to another).
How do the GPS trackers Flashbird and Pegase Moto communicate with my app?
Powered by the motorcycle's battery or via their internal battery, Flashbird and Pegase Moto continuously communicate the data they collect to our servers via the GSM and GPS networks.
These servers then translate this data to your smartphone via the app.
There is therefore no distance limit to be respected between the motorcycle and the smartphone.
- The accuracy of GPS traces in small spaces can sometimes be challenging (for example, on winding mountain roads, narrow city streets), compared to what can be achieved on a race track.
Finally, it's important to keep in mind that there is variability in electronics. For example, a GSM module may be more or less performant depending on weather conditions. Cold and humidity can 'slow down' the tracker's startup.
How can I ensure that I'm not riding in a 'dead zone'?
Our trackers absolutely need a GSM network to function. If you pass through a so-called 'dead zone' where the network doesn't reach, the tracker will have difficulty communicating its position. It will record its internal GPS points and transmit them again when it regains network coverage, but the internal memory is limited and only holds a few kilometers' worth of data.
You can also check the quality of coverage based on frequencies, operators, and the municipality you are traveling through.