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Battery issue?

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Timmish, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Timmish

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    I purchased a phantom 3 4K about a month ago and have about 12 flights. I noticed that my battery is very warm.....almost hot when a remove it. I also fly a phantom 2 vision and have never noticed any battery heat and longer flight time as well. Also when I charge the phantom 3 battery it begins with about 5 seconds of the normal 1st and 2nd lights flashing, then goes right to a steady flashing 4th light by itself. Is this a malfunction indicator? Maybe because it is too warm/hot to charge? Help!!!!!
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  2. msinger

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    Yes, the batteries do get warm when used. It sounds like you're describing the following blink pattern:

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  3. Timmish

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    Thank you for the chart. I actually let the battery cool down and tried again....charging normally. My phantom 2 vision battery is barely warm after a flight. Thought there might be a problem.. Appreciate the response..
     
  4. Pharm

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    Yes, the manual says not to charge the batteries until they cool to room temp. Yes, it's normal for it to be warm/hot after flying.
     
  5. Techcop50

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    Ambient temperature and a fast discharge rate will affect the battery temp, as well.
     
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