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Professional Batteries: sell or not

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by marc312, May 3, 2016.

  1. marc312

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    After my P3S crashed, I bought a P3P on Craigslist. It came with 4 batteries so I now have 5. I do not need 5 batteries. I am probably fine with 2. But does it make sense to keep replacement ones as the ones I use age? I am pondering how many to sell. Has any one given some thoughts to the topic?
     
  2. flpholt

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    keep all of them and rotate them put numbers on them
     
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    It depends on what you can get for them. But I find 2 battery's is all I need too.
    If you can get enough to buy 1 or 2 more down the road, I think that would be best.
    They could become cheaper by then. Also lack of use is not likely to do them much good.
     
  4. marc312

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    I reckon I can sell them for $100 each with patience. Good point about the price coming down.

    Yes, lack of use is not good, hence flpholt's recommendation to rotate them.
     
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    keep them I found my self using up to at least three u have to consider the type of environment u are flying in light winds coming down from high altitude are some of the factors that could use the battery faster.


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    As flpholt mentioned, I have 4 and simply rotate their use. This means I get 4 times the use of one battery before they all wear out.

    I think 3 batteries is the magic number. 4 means one extra battery in case of emergency.
     
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