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Battery Charger

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by John Arnold, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. John Arnold

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    I am curious where your switches are set on you chargers when charging the normal phantom battery. I am on Lipo and 3a. It just seems to take forever to charge my batteries. I read some info that it should take 40 to 50 minutes, mine takes an hour and a half. Any help would be great.

    John Arnold
     
  2. Audaciter

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    If you are going to buy extra batteries, buy a real charger too. That one from DJI is a toy.
     
  3. John Arnold

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    Thanks, I know what you mean. I have 4 batteries, what charger do you like?
     
  4. mikrob

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    Mine also takes over an hour so I think that's standard with the DJI charger. As for it being a toy I had a recent flyaway which forced a landing due to low battery. The battery voltage was 8.6 & the capacity was at zero. After a couple hours on the charger the voltage is over 12 & the capacity is back at 97%.
     
  5. edunwody

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    Where do you get your capacity info from? Just wondering.

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  6. mikrob

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    I use a Hyperion EOS Sentry. About $30.00.
     
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    +1 that is why i throw mine to the window.
     
  8. Audaciter

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    I really like the Hyperion stuff. I had the Hyperion EOS0606i, and a Tenergy TB6AC, but I gave the better Hyperion
    to my son, along with my 1/8 scale electric buggy.