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Anyone here using a third party lipo charger?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by aristosv, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. aristosv

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    I know that today's lipo chargers have a lot of features that the DJI charger does not have.
    Any of you using third party lipo chargers to charge your DJI batteries?
     
  2. CityZen

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    The Phantom 2 sort of gives you only 1 choice: the charger built in to the battery. The part that plugs in to the wall (or your car) is just a regular 12.6V DC supply. The circuit board in the battery then takes this and balance-charges the 3 logical battery cells (which are really 2 physical cells in parallel each). You can use wall chargers that supply more or less current (up to a limit). You can get adapters to charge more than 1 battery at a time. Some of them can provide a voltage reading. That's all I'm aware of.
     
  3. aristosv

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    So there's nothing clever about the DJI charger? The board in the battery does all the work?
     
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    It's just a power supply