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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by t2adze, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. t2adze

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    I have this questions regarding battery.

    1. If i leave battery charging overnight, when the leds turn off, battery isnt charging anymore, right? So its ok to leave it like that.

    2. Manual says dont charge with a car charger in a !moving car!. Why is moving car a problem?
     
  2. N017RW

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    Charging is when most LiPo accidents occur.
    I can only guess that is the caution for a moving car.

    Though the intelligent interface removes much of the worry it's not wise to leave the battery unattended during or after charging.
     
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  3. t2adze

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    Then the car charger i bought is pointless :( Sitting in a car being on and waiting for it to be charged, doesnt sound that attractive :(
     
  4. SergeantJoKer

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    Buy a couple more batteries and then you can keep flying on them while the other is charging in the parked car. :)


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  5. ScatSpeak

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    There's nothing preventing you from charging it in a moving car.... DJI is protecting themselves from liability (smartly so)... it's your choice - you just need to be responsible and pay attention to proper LiPo battery handling since they are an explosive/fire hazard..
     
  6. RedHotPoker

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    An intelligent flight battery takes less than one hour to charge to 100% capacity. So there should never be a case where you need to charge over night. The radio controller takes a bit longer to fully charge. But that's only a fraction longer than a fully drained flight battery.

    Even though the charging stops after capacity is reached, it's 'all-ways' best to disconnect those batteries from the charger, and as well, also unplug your charger from the wall, while not in use...

    Have fun, fly safe, happy landing.

    RedHotPoker
     
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  7. t2adze

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    I see. Thanks

    One more question. 4 leds were blinking when i had to leave house so i disconnected the charge. Now connecting it again and it doesnt start charging. Like its was fully charged. Anything i should do or go flying right away?
     
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    Four blinking LEDs means the charge was between 75 and 100%. If it doesn't start charging, it's over 90%. Finish charging to 100% by turning on the battery and connecting the charger.
     
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  9. t2adze

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    It doesnt start blink like that. Thx but Please first figure out yourself before giving advice.
     
  10. ScatSpeak

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    You should NOT.

    You need to complete the charging.... to top-off the battery, you need to first turn it on and then connect it to the charger.... it should then resume the charging cycle
     
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  11. t2adze

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    Guys it doesnt. I turn it on and plug it in and it just sits there turned on without blinking.
     
  12. t2adze

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    Probably its fully chargedm
     
  13. t2adze

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    Yes. Just checked. 100%
     
  14. ScatSpeak

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    Plug it into the P3 then and power up your RC and then the P3 and check what flight app shows to confirm...
     
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    As the previous guys have stated - if the battery is above 90% but not 100% charged - you have to switch the battery on (short press, long press) before connecting the charger in order to top it off.
     
  16. t2adze

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    It was charged to 100%, as it seems i turned it off in exact moment.
     
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    Isn't this a little harsh from someone asking for help? What if he just said, "Figure it out on your own"? ****. A little humility please. We're all just trying to help.

    SD
     
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    How woode

    as the loveable Jar Jar Binks once said
     
  20. t2adze

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    Im sorry. I overreacted. My apologies.