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Batteries failing to discharge automatically

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by razorseal, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. razorseal

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    so I just looked and realized my last flight was on 2/7/16

    batteries are set on a 7 day drain mode right now for storage. I just checked and I still have full batteries (all 4 lights go on when I press button to check battery)

    What gives?

    Probably fly the drone around tomorrow on both batteries to drain them a little for cycling

    Now doing a little bit of reading around suggests that even pressing the button to check the battery status resets the timer? I've been checking every few days, so could this be why? I'm resetting the timer every time I check or something? if that's the case. That's silly. I might just change it to 5 days, which should have them to 65% by a week? or 3 days maybe?
     
  2. msinger

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    Yes -- you keep resetting the timer.
     
  3. razorseal

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    oh jeez... I'm going to change it to 3 or 5 days then.
     
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    i have 2 phantom 4 and 5 batteries and they are all set to discharge at 3 days and i am checking them daily and they haven't discharged yet, it has not been 10 days yet since my last charge but i set them to 3 days ,the thing is if there is a problem with the battery well i have 5 and the 5 of them are not discharging, and if it is a matter of phantom 4 , well both of the phantoms 4 are set to discharge the battery at 3 days and if it is a matter of my software on my phone, well i am using an ipad pro 9.7, a samsung s6 edge plus and a note 4. so i am not getting it, can anyone help??
     
  5. rolandsf

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    i am checking them daily and they are giving me a full charge
     
  6. msinger

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    rolandsf, every time you press the battery button, the battery will wait 3 more days from that point before it starts to auto discharge. At that point, it'll take about 2 more days to discharge down to 65%. Try checking them after about 7 days.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Every time you "check" the battery by clicking the button you reset the timer to ZERO. I have mine set to start discharging after 3 days AND it usually takes a couple of days to go from FULL to storage charge (50 - 60%).
     
  8. rolandsf

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    so i should not check them until i pass 4 days and then they will discharge by themselves
     
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    You should not check them for at least 5 days.
     
  10. rolandsf

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    so if they are set to 3 days , i should wait for 5 days without pressing the button on the battery and after 5 days if i checked they should be discharged right?
     
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  11. msinger

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    That's correct.
     
  12. rolandsf

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    thx guys for your help
     
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    You may also detect some warmth further indicating it is taking place.