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2 Problems with new Phantom

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by Bainreese, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. Bainreese

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    Hi there,

    I have two separate issues with my new Phantom 1.

    #1. I charged the battery once to full and flew it. Attempted to charge it the second time and all it does is sit with the 1 cell light on and the charge light flashing. All cables are hooked properly and I did not invert the red and black. It doesn't seem to want to take a charge now.

    #2. I assume I have the updated firmware as it was released almost a year ago and my Phantom was only recently purchased, but just to be sure I DLed the Software assistant & default Config. Plugged in the Phantom to the computer and plugged in the battery and it just sits there and double beeps at me until I unplug it.

    I've searched for double beeping problems and couldn't find anything. I also searched for the battery issue and all I could find were flashing cell lights that indicated someone had inverted the red and black wires which I didn't do.

    Anybody teach a noob what is going on here?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bainreese

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    Okay, with a little more digging and searching it seems both problems were related. I'd over-discharged the battery and the charger DJI has with it doesn't recognize the empty battery. I didn't think I had discharged it that far. So when hooking it up to the Updater it didn't have enough juice to update. The more you know.
     
  3. N017RW

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    Great.

    The problem is that the 'intelligent' battery is not supposed to allow you to over charge or discharge among other things.
     
  4. kirk2579

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    P1 battery is not like the P2, no smart battery.
    had this happen to me and used a 9vdc low power wall wart (on concrete garage floor) for about 5 -10 minutes, charger picked it up then.