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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Rezo, Aug 31, 2016.
Does anyone have an opinion on 3rd party batteries for the Phantom 3?
Props, motors, and batteries are three of the most important components in your Phantom. If any of them fail, your Phantom will most likely crash. Stick with OEM DJI parts since they were designed for the Phantom, have been tested extensively, are known to work well, and are covered under warranty.
Yes, spend the extra $ for OEM intelligent flight battery packs.
I don't think they work anymore after previous firmware updates. The only thing I've seen now is just dual battery mods and I think they work with a modded P3 battery
Stick with DJI OEM parts for the propulsion system (props, batteries, motors). There is an inherent cost associated with this hobby. The OEM parts are only a little more cost than third party gear and DJI will not warranty a quad with aftermarket products on it. Do yourself a favor and get DJI replacement parts when possible.
Thanks Guys for the guideance.
Just ordered the DJI Battery.
Oh, another "Intelligent flight battery" purchase. ;-)
Their warranty for their batteries won't matter much if it fails and causes your drone to drop like a brick. And, of course, DJI won't honor your warranty for repairs to your drone if it's someone else's battery - nor should they.
Only DJI brand props and batteries for me.
Please don't listen to this poster about batteries. DJI's firmware no longer allows 3rd party batteries to be used. Even if they did work, DJI would most likely release new firmware to stop them from working.
On that note, is there any place other than DJI to purchase genuine DJI props?
You can purchase OEM DJI props on Amazon. See my links here.
And Best Buy if you are in a hurry.
Don't know where you are, but in the US Best Buy stocks them.
I've bought dozens of basic 4s and 5s li-po packs, both for model helis and other battery supply needs.
Some are fully up to spec. (about 50%),
some are poor in terms of capacity, maybe only 70% of quoted mAH, or don't balance well (about 40%),
and some are useless.
I think you get what you pay for, so perhaps if a supplier has gone to the trouble of fitting them up with cases with protection circuits they'll be at the top end of the scale.
If the craft is valuable to you and it's under warranty..........