Problems with the Lelo Gigi?

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Problems with the Lelo Gigi?

(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
I got the Gigi as a surprise for my partner just under a month ago. It arrived, I read the directions and charged it, then we played! It's a great little toy! Personally, I prefer it as a clitoral vibe used during intercourse rather than a g-spot vibe, but that's just me.
Anyway, I was really impressed at the battery life! We were able to use it about 5 times (short sessions) before it needed to be charged... Then we ran into a little problem: the light keeps flashing red (indicating that it needs to be charged), so we run the battery completely out, and plug it in. We make sure to charge it fully, until the lit ring around the controls glows a steady white (no flashing) before unplugging it. Within a few hours, the ring will be flashing red again, even though we haven't used the toy since charging it. This has happened several times now. I even charged it last night, and after about 30 seconds of using it today, it shut off.
Has anyone else had problems like this with the Gigi (or any other LELO toys) battery?
01/18/2012
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Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by (k)InkyIvy
I got the Gigi as a surprise for my partner just under a month ago. It arrived, I read the directions and charged it, then we played! It's a great little toy! Personally, I prefer it as a clitoral vibe used during intercourse rather than a g-spot ...
You can always return it if it's been within the 90 day limit, the battery doing that is certainly a good reason! Just submit a support ticket!
01/18/2012
(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
You can always return it if it's been within the 90 day limit, the battery doing that is certainly a good reason! Just submit a support ticket!
Yeah, I did that. It's been less than a month since we ordered it!
I was just wondering if there are any other contributors out there that have had issues with the batteries in LELO products.
01/18/2012
Kayla Kayla
Quote:
Originally posted by (k)InkyIvy
Yeah, I did that. It's been less than a month since we ordered it!
I was just wondering if there are any other contributors out there that have had issues with the batteries in LELO products.
I haven't had issues with it in the past, but it does sound like it might be defective. A couple defective toys sometimes make it out there (just like any non-sex toy product), but we've never had any issues with any of our LELOs. Glad to hear you're liking the Gigi though! (I like it better as a clitoral toy too!)
01/19/2012
Ahatmadeofshoes12 Ahatmadeofshoes12
Thats really odd, you should consider calling Lelo and seeing if you can send it back if its within the one year warranty. I've never had problems with my Gigi and I pretty much use it almost daily.
01/31/2012
bh253 bh253
I never ran into any issues with mine.
05/01/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
If some one could confirm what kind of battery it has (I read a few review and no one mentions it) I might be able to help more but I will try anyway.

One thing that seems to get forgot has to do with the new batteries that most manufactures are using today; Lithium Ion (Li-ion). With old batteries, Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) and Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) it is recommended to fully drain them before recharging. Not so with Li-ion, you should charge them at the first sign of power loss. I use these types of batteries for my Radio Controled toys, and this os one of the first things I learned about them. From one of my RC web sites

"Since lithium-ion is different than nickel and cadmium-based batteries, how should we take care of lithium batteries?
1. Charge often. Don't try to fully discharge the battery packs frequently. This only adds strain. Several partial discharges (regular use) with frequent recharges are better for lithium-ion than one total discharge.
Recharging a partially charged lithium-ion battery pack does not cause any harm because it has no "memory"."

So this could be a problem with your toy. Like I said, if someone could confirm my thought about the type of battery it would be great. Might just have to do a work shop on batteries, eh?
05/01/2012
heezag heezag
Quote:
Originally posted by (k)InkyIvy
I got the Gigi as a surprise for my partner just under a month ago. It arrived, I read the directions and charged it, then we played! It's a great little toy! Personally, I prefer it as a clitoral vibe used during intercourse rather than a g-spot ...
no probs with mine
06/27/2012
bill s bill s
Quote:
Originally posted by (k)InkyIvy
I got the Gigi as a surprise for my partner just under a month ago. It arrived, I read the directions and charged it, then we played! It's a great little toy! Personally, I prefer it as a clitoral vibe used during intercourse rather than a g-spot ...
If your Lelo battery fails, and it's out of warranty, battery replacement is an easy fix. Batteries on fleabay are 2 for $10 (get the number off of the battery when you take it apart). For instance, the Tiani takes the same Lithium battery that bluetooth headsets use. Takes patience to remove silicone and open it up, but not a whole lot of skill. Cut the wires, wire a new one in, and a bit of super glue to glue the plastic back together. Replace silicone exterior, recharge and you are good to go.
11/11/2014
Miss KY Miss KY
Quote:
Originally posted by (k)InkyIvy
I got the Gigi as a surprise for my partner just under a month ago. It arrived, I read the directions and charged it, then we played! It's a great little toy! Personally, I prefer it as a clitoral vibe used during intercourse rather than a g-spot ...
Hi (k)InkyIvy,

I know it's an old post from you, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I too am having issues with a lelo product, and am wondering how you did with yours?

I hope it was resolved easily for you, and would like to know how it went.
12/03/2014
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