Troubleshooting How to prepare my Philips EasyStar robot for first use Discover how to prepare your Philips EasyStar robot vacuum cleaner for first use. Let it clean for you by following these simple steps. To make the appliance ready for use you have to: Attach the side brushes; Insert the rechargeable battery; Charge the appliance for at least 4 hours. 1. Attach the side brushes 2. Insert the rechargeable battery 3. Charge the appliance Make sure the on/off switch is in the 'off' position when you start charging the robot. When the rechargeable battery is charging, indicator A flashes. When the rechargeable battery is fully charged, indicator A lights up continuously.