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Standard Battery charging

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by wolvesfc, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. wolvesfc

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    Hi.

    Is there a routine you should follow in regards to charging batteries?

    Is it ok to charge batteries which aren't totally depleted? (ie yesterday I went out flying and it started raining when one of them was still on 60%, can I top this battery back up?)

    Thanks in advance for letting me pick your knowledgeable brains... :)


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  2. garykeithmead1

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    Topping up is fine. If your not going to fly for few days or so them leave the battery in a semi charged state.
     
  3. wolvesfc

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    Cool. That's all I needed to know really.. At £100+ each I don't wanna knacker them :)
     
  4. jamespb78

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    Is it correct that the battery will self discharge in a specified time? Eg it's not something the user has to do?


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  5. garykeithmead1

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    Correct, but lipos dont like being fully charged for long periods of time also while discharging the battrery gets warm.
     
  6. wolvesfc

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    How long do they take to discharge? Mine are set at ten days before discharging..


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  7. garykeithmead1

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    Think most guys set them to discharge after 2 or 3 days. So if you set it for 3 days, after that it will take about 2 days to discharge to about 60%. It never fully discharges to empty (0%).

    I have set mine do start discharging after 3 days.
     
  8. wolvesfc

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    And then it's ok to recharge them from 60% yeah?

    Might set them to that as I just charge them up for free in the bands studio... :)


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  9. garykeithmead1

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    Absolutely fine.
     
  10. bobmyers

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    That setting can be set in the app to any number of days below 10.. if yours are set at ten it will go to about 50 % in a week after the ten days expire.