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Battery Life

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by CThody, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. CThody

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    Hi. New to the P2 so this may be a stupid question. The instructions talk of discharging battery a number of times, together with storing them at a certain percentage charge. Is there a method for discharging them without running them in the Phantom? Or is the technique to simply run them down in flight?
     
  2. modjo30

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    I was wondering the same, my guess would be to have a flight, when you get it home plug it into the assistant
    software and you will see the exact % left and just leave it to go down to 8%.
    Unplug it and charge to full
     
  3. FangsCPO

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    Most new chargers have a "discharge" feature which is what you do when you don't plan on using your batteries for a while. They say by discharging them to 50%, it will extend the life of your battery's cells.
     
  4. CThody

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    Thanks guys - i guess there is no discharge feature with the DJI Charger?
     
  5. FangsCPO

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    That is a very low-end charger. No frills. Get a better charger and up to 2-3 times faster.

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  6. Mr Mufakka

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    There are other chargers that will charge the P2 battery?
     
  7. FangsCPO

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    It's like any other battery, you program the charger, connect the battery and charge away.....in simplest terms. I hope.

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  8. FangsCPO

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    I stand corrected.......it looks like you can't. It that's the case.....total fail!!

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  9. Buk

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    Yep, the manual just says fly it to discharge or discharge for storage. Hopefully some third party comes up with a more appropriate charger/discharger. Although the battery display in the Assistant software gives a lot of battery information.