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Professional Battery error

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Ted4797, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Ted4797

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    I have a fully charged battery. It shows 4 lights . .the drone piers up and the gimbal moves. The drone shows 4 red lights. The error I get is that it is not a dji 3 battery or something like that. I did a firmware update but still have the problem .
     
  2. Ted4797

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    When I put my spare battery in the drone everything is OK and it Flys just fine
     
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    Discarge last 8 ,end then change again
     
  4. Ted4797

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    what does discharge last 8 mean. I am a newbe . how do u discharge if it doesn't work?
     
  5. druss2001

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    I think sorin meant to type, discharge the battery to 8% then do a full charge.
     
  6. Ted4797

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    Yes, that makes sense and I will try it. I think it will discharge on it's own if I give it enough time.
    Thanks. I am a newbe at drones but I am pretty computer savvy.
     
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    What is the exact error you are getting-- If it is not recognizing the battery, you may have to send the battery back for a replacement. A new battery does not need to be deep discharged. The deep recycle is simply to recalibrate the Smart Battery circuits and is recommended after 20 cycles. Where did you purchase your P3?
     
  8. Ted4797

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    It is out of warranty. Says battery error and not DJI battery. The gimbal works and it says it is fully charged. the drone has 4 red lights.
     
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    How do you do a deep recharge with battery outside copter
     
  10. Ted4797

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    my question too.It will discharge on it's own over a week or so I think. I am going to wait and see what happens.
     
  11. John N Kronyak

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    Anyone know of counterfeit batteries. Not all that rare with lots of products nowdays. Did you buy the battery from a reputable dealer?
     
  12. Ted4797

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    I saw some for sale on e bay. not that much cheaper but I wouldn't buy anyway.
     
  13. John N Kronyak

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    There's also the possibility of buying a worn out battery and being duped.
     
  14. Ted4797

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    that is possible. They did send me another one that is ok. I just wanted to try and get this one to work. The gimbal works and I get a video feed even with the 4 red lights and critical error message. of course it won't start up