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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by robwhit, May 6, 2014.

  1. robwhit

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    Does anyone know what happens when your batteries run out on your controller? Is there an icon that shows up on the screen? How long should I give it before I replace them if not? Nothing in the manual about this. Just don't want to lose control of the control during a flight!
     
  2. xgeek

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    Page 13, section 3.1 & 3.2 of the manual explains the low battery status alerts.

    Hope that helps.

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    (1) Please make sure the batteries have enough capacity before use. If the low voltage warning alert sounds (refer to the <Remote Controller Power Indicator Status Information>), please replace batteries as soon as possible.
     

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    dont use cheap batteries either.

    Mine flat out died - no warning.
    Thank god for failsafe!
     
  4. Aqeel200

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    the controller will beep a low battery warning if I am not mistaken. it did on mine..i did not double checked, I just replace the battery immediately for fear of flyaway.

    if the low battery beeps are true, then the controller is eating up the energizer alkaline battery quite fast, like within 1+ weeks. may want to explore to try lipo battery or li-io as an option for the controller.
     
  5. davephantom

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    I use sanyo eneloop NiMH rechargeables and charge after each session (same as wifi extender). Has worked great so far.
     
  6. robwhit

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    Cheers folks
     
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    +1
     
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    Since rechargeables only have so many charge/discharge cycles, I charge mine when actually needed, which seems to be about after every 30 flights or so. Ive seen no difference in transmitter/control distance from first charge to after 29 flights post charge later.
     
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    Yea, I should have mentioned I support the Eneloop choice, not necessarily the charge frequency.
     
  10. dragonash

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    i just recently bought a 12 pack of enloop as well.
    they are in my controller and I have fully charged spares in my case.
    They hold a charge for a good amount of time