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Battery Drains without use?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nperic, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. nperic

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    Hi guys,

    I'm new to the Phantom and I wanted to know if the batteries drain without been used. I charged my batteries on sunday and tried yesterday to use one, before even taking off the red light was already blinking.

    I have my doubt's now if I really charged that battery :roll: , is it normal? batteries discharge that fast without been used (3 days)?

    How do you manage your batteries? I wish I had a charger that can charge multiple batteries at the same time :( (not easy to get one of those in Argentina, where I'm from)

    Thanks in advance!!

    I'm loving the Phantom and this forum :D!!!
     
  2. edunwody

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    Hmm. That doesnt seem right. I have not used mine in over a week and they were fully charged. I understand you should take them down to 50% if you dont use them but have had no issues with battery drain.

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  3. nperic

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    Thanks for your reply, may be I forget to charge that particular battery. Just wanted to know if that could happen.

    Now I know that I can charge my batteries during the week and used them in the weekend!!

    good luck
     
  4. cd419

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    You shouldn't leave your LiPos charged for more than a few days at most. Otherwise they will degrade quite quickly. Your best bet is to store them at 3.8 volts and charge them less than 24-48 hours before you will be using them. Then after you discharge them bring them back up to 3.8 volts for storage. You'll need a better charger than the stock one. Any LiPo charger that has a storage mode feature should work for this purpose.