Note: If the illustration below does not match your Stages Power meter (971-0100 & 971-0101), please see this related topic: Changing the batteries in the Stages Power meter (971-0103).

Battery Preparation

For optimal performance, we recommend applying a small amount of electrical tape to connect the two batteries together before installing them into the Stages Indoor power meter. 

Items required:

  • Electrical Tape
  • Scissors
  • (2)  New AA batteries


  1. Cut a strip of electrical tape approximately 1.5 inches (38 mm).
  2. Hold the two AA batteries end to end, with the negative and positive ends touching. 
  3. Carefully roll the batteries onto the tape until the tape wraps around the diameter of the batteries.
  4. Once wrapped, the batteries should be connected in the middle with the positive end showing on one end and the negative end showing on the other.

Battery Installation

How to change batteries in the Stages Power Meter from Stages Indoor Cycling on YouTube.

Items required:

  • Small Phillips head screwdriver
  • (2) New AA batteries (prepared per above instructions)

To change the batteries in the Stages Power meter (971-0100 & 971-0101):

  1. Open the battery door on the power meter by unscrewing the small screw that secures the battery compartment using a small Phillips screwdriver. After loosening the screw, the cover will hinge open.
    • To remove existing batteries, rotate the crank into the downward position so that the batteries slide out. 
  2. Insert the 2 new batteries with the positive side facing the pedal end of the crank arm, as seen in the attached diagram.
  3. Close the cover and hold it in place.
  4. Secure the cover screw with a small Phillips head screwdriver.