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Battery charging

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by pault, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. pault

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    I have had my PV2 switched on several times in the past few days as conditions have not been suitable for flying and I have been taking still photos etc.
    The app shows a battery voltage of 90‰ and the battery shows 4 greens, however when I plug the charger in to top up the 10% nothing happens (no lights on battery). I presume you do not need to turn the battery on. Is this normal behaviour (presumably the charger thinks the battery is full) ?
     
  2. shortyuk

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    this is normal, if you unplug it and connect again a few times it will probably charge, however this is not good for a lipo battery, far better you just fly it when the weather is right , then give it a full recharge back to 100 %, by the way its surprising how quick the battery drains when you have the phantom switched on , even when you dont run the motors
     
  3. pault

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    Thanks, good to know the charger is OK. This forum is great but one problem is that you get to read about everyone's problems so it can make you a bit over concerned that you also have a problem. It would be interesting to have a poll showing how many people have had a completely error free experience with their PV2.
     
  4. iResq

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    Not only is it a bad idea to "top off" lipo batteries, it's a bad idea to store them in a charged state.

    Here is an excellent read (one of many) on the proper use of these great and temperamental power source.

    http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.html