Nimbus steelseries checking the battery

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by DMjoselito, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. DMjoselito macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2015
    How do i check the battery life in nimbus steelseries controller?

    When i turn on the hold button always four leds move left to right about 2 seconds to stop to light only the first led. I've charged the controller now and the lights are the same when i turn on the hold button.

    How about yours?

  2. Malcster macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2005
    Bristol, UK
    I believe (i'm not near my ATV to check) that the Remotes & Controllers Settings panel shows the current battery of the attached controllers.. i'm sure it does for the remote, less sure for the nimbus.

    The leds on the front strobe until it picks up a connection with the AppleTV and once this happens it illuminates the appropriate controller id it's been registered too (in your case 'Controller 1' out of 4) this is unrelated to battery life of the controller, i believe this led will flash when battery life is low. (not run mine down yet!)
  3. nasa25 macrumors 65816

    Apr 11, 2010
    Plug it in and see how many LEDs are illuminated. That'll tell you how much battery life you have left.
  4. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    I'm sure Apple TV will tell you when your controller battery is low, just like in OS X (at least I hope it's working that way :)).
  5. DMjoselito thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2015
    Siri Remote shows it, but nimbus doesn't.

    In the Nimbus Companion App "IPhone App", there is a help section and explain how to check the battery but it is wrong , it says: " Toggle the Hold stiwtch. LED's will light up indicating battery status. In this expample the controller is 75% charged (the image shows 3 led on). The LEDs will flash left to rigt when the battery is below 20%"
    I don't know what they mean.
  6. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  7. spoon72 macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2011
    Sorry for digging up this thread but any update with more info I’m curious as well ?
  8. fluccajr macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2018
    Here you go... I found this info to be quite helpful

    SteelSeries Nimbus Doesn’t Have Great Documentation
    Although the SteelSeries Nimbus controller is excellent, its manual leaves much to be desired. Overall, it is accurate, but there are some mistakes regarding how to check the battery level. The manual claims that the battery level is displayed when you toggle the hold button. This isn’t true. Instead, the device shows an animated sequence on the LEDs and then the multiplayer player number. If you only have one controller, it will show the first LED bar. This is not the charge level. It will show this even if your device is fully charged.

    How to Check SteelSeries Nimbus Battery Level
    Checking the SteelSeries Nimbus battery level is easy, but not convenient. First, turn your controller off by sliding the Hold button until you can see the orange indicator. With your Lightning cable connected to a charger, plug the Lightning end into the controller. The LED lights on the SteelSeries will display an animated sequence and then show the charge level. Each bar represents a 25% charge (or supposedly about 10hrs - I haven't timed it). If you see two bars, that’s a 50% charge. The last LED will flash until the device is fully charged. When the LED lights go dark, your SteelSeries Nimbus controller is fully charged. If your controller’s battery is completely depleted, it will take about 4 hours to fully charge it.

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