A* Tech Air vest question

Discussion in 'Tech' started by 05Yamabomber, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. 05Yamabomber

    05Yamabomber Dammit Haga

    I bought a Tech Air vest with a new suit and havent been able to use it yet this season. Going next weekend to Vegas so I am charging it for a couple days.

    There is a red LED when charging, but I never see a green LED to tell me when its done. How do I know its fully charged?
  2. yokohama1

    yokohama1 Well-Known Member

    It doesn’t change color when charged. I believe the lights on the suit sleeve show when the battery is getting low.
  3. JJJerry

    JJJerry Well-Known Member

    According to the manual, it should be Green and Orange when fully charged. The red LED supposedly indicates low battery.

    Do you have the LED's transitioning when charging? I think mine flash, or light up in a sequence or something when on the charger. Sounds like your charger might not be putting any juice into the bag.

    I'm sure you have it, but the manual covers the LED's pretty well. It takes some studying to learn all the signals.

  4. yokohama1

    yokohama1 Well-Known Member

    JJJ is right. Plug the vest into the suit and read the lights on the arm.
    The red light you see on the vest itself doesn’t ever change colors when charging.
  5. 05Yamabomber

    05Yamabomber Dammit Haga

    I have only ever seen the solid red LED under charge. (Both Green and Red LED turn on when I first plug it in). I did turn it on in the suit once and there was a charge. I just figured I would ask before I dug into the manual. I would expect it to turn Green once fully charged but I had it plugged in for 2 days and never changed. Was concerned.
  6. 23103a

    23103a Well-Known Member

    Strange. Mine lights up red, orange, green in sequence, and then turns off and starts over in a 1-2 second loop when charging. All lights stay on when fully charged.
  7. Tyson10R

    Tyson10R Well-Known Member

    He’s talking about the light on the back of the vest. Not the sleeve.

    It’s always red. The lights on the sleeve will indicate when it’s fully charged.

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  8. Badger911GT3

    Badger911GT3 Well-Known Member

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  9. damiankelly

    damiankelly Well-Known Member

    Yes that light remains red when charging never changes... do NOT forget to turn the switch to ON at the back of the vest. It should be off for shipping or if not in use..
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  10. damiankelly

    damiankelly Well-Known Member

    If you charge it with the suit attached and on ....you will,see the indicators on the sleeve show battery charge.
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  11. 05Yamabomber

    05Yamabomber Dammit Haga

    One more question. How long does a charge last? I plan on doing 3 days at the track this weekend. Friday, Sat, Sun. Think it lasts all weekend or should I charge it between?
  12. 23103a

    23103a Well-Known Member

    It will definitely last that long. When I use on the street it's active for a lot more hours than 20 minute sessions added up over a weekend.
  13. Taki

    Taki Active Member

    Sorry to hijack this thread but how does having an internal vest effect the size of your suit? Would you need to go up 1 size?
  14. yokohama1

    yokohama1 Well-Known Member

    I did not. There is some bulk to the vest itself but not much. The suit will have more stretch panels that provide room for when there is a deployment.
  15. 05Yamabomber

    05Yamabomber Dammit Haga

    Well, I think every suit vendor is different but the A* suit I just bought, is a 56. I have big arms and would be a 54 everywhere else. The new A* suits they re-sized them recently and this seems a little smaller then normal.

    Long story long, you should go up one size for a couple reasons. Airbag and new suit sizes. I just think going to a 58 for me, becomes like a fat guy suit and super baggy everywhere else. I usually take the upper arm pads out of suits but this suit doesnt have them.
  16. Monsterdood

    Monsterdood Well-Known Member

    The older I get, the bigger the Astar suit I keep buying. Either they’re shrinking their suits, or something else is going on too :crackup:
  17. 05Yamabomber

    05Yamabomber Dammit Haga

    Haha, for real. I am managing my weight especially dropping to a 600. Still heavy at 200lbs. (down 35). Athletic build but have been buying 56 size suit for 20+ years. Sportbiketrackgear did a review on the new A* suit and he did say they resized them in 2020. So you may want to consider going a size up if you were on the edge.

    They got rid of the butt saggy pants material. 56 is still good for me, but I am concerned with the airbag going off there wont be enough room in the shoulders, arms, Hope the suit breaks in alot more before I test how the airbag works.
  18. stangmx13

    stangmx13 Well-Known Member

    In my experience, the more expensive suits fit smaller as well. So if you are upgrading, you may need to size up.

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