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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MILLER4PRESIDENT2020, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. MILLER4PRESIDENT2020

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    ive seen several pics of peoples phantoms with digital gauges that display the battery levels. Any ideas on where to find these? do they weigh a lot, or steal a significant amount of power themselves? Do they usually just plug into the smaller unused terminals of the battery because I have a headlight on mine that already uses those.

    I always just set a timer for about a minute less than the usefull flight time of the battery but I am afraid someday I will accidentally put in an uncharged battery, or have a weird discharge rate and then it just cuts out at the most inopportune time, like over water or on the edge of a cliff because murphy's law you know...
     
  2. OI Photography

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    http://www.dronefly.com/ProductDetails. ... %2DChecker

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... VS_01.html

    Those and most any other LiPo checker like that will connect to the balancing (small) plug on your batt, so you may need to get a splitter cable (or make one) to be able to use that at the same time as your light.

    Another option is to add a Tx/Rx system that gives telemetry data such as battery level. This can easily be done for less than $100 and can be very valuable when the aircraft is too far away to see/hear the batt checker.

    EDIT: Here's one more style: http://www.dslrpros.com/Products/tabid/ ... fault.aspx
     
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