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Battery and Super charger Q

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by farsed, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. farsed

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    What batteries do you use for your phantom?

    What Super charger (brand and model) would you recommend for faster recharging?
     
  2. Ots

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    3 cell lipo's with 2200mAhr capacity matches what DJI supplied with the Phantom. I switched over to Dean's connectors to match my other stuff (heli's).

    I use an Astroflight lipo charger. It takes a seperate power supply for AC charging though. It does a great job but it's not the most economical choice.
     
  3. Gizmo3000

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    You don't want to charge your batteries any faster than 3A.
    ..most people recommend 2A or even 1A if you want to make your batteries last a bit longer.
     
  4. farsed

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    I want to have the option of using super charger, not always but when I am shooting video on a site and use up my 4 batteries.
     
  5. Banjer

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    The charging current depends on the capacity, and a lot of the newer LiPo's can be charged at 2C or even 3C. With a 2200 mAh pack that means you can safely use 4 amps. Just check the LiPo's data sheet for the max charging rate. For the first few times of use a lower charging rate is recommended tho.
    A good read on LiPo's: http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.html
    On chargers: http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-battery-chargers.html