The SHIFT will need to be charged from the handle via a USB cable. The battery is non-removable and does not need to be charged via a battery charger. In order to charger you gimbal, please connect the Micro USB port on the side of the handle to any standard USB outlet or phone charger using the included Micro USB cable. Batteries take approximately 2.5 hours to fully charge. Shorter charge time can be achieved by using higher mA rating AC/DC adapter. Please see below for the battery indicator light and a walkthrough video of these instructions.