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Battery Overcharge Warning Light on New Battery

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Khador, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Khador

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    Hi,

    I bought a new battery P3 from a local supplier, first charge took a very short time to complete. I took it out for a flight and One of the cells shows as low voltage in the pilot app and the total battery mAh shown on the pilot app is only 1500 ish, i didnt notice this at first though, what i did notice was that it depleted really quickly...

    I thought maybe i hadn't charged it properly and put it on charge again... it completed in 15 minutes and i got an overcharge warning light (led 3 on the battery flashing 2 x per second), when i put it into the phantom 3 and connected the pilot app thats when i noticed cell 1 was red (low voltage) and the mAh was way off...

    Unless anyone has any bright idea's I take it my new battery is knackered and i need to send it back to the dealer o get it replaced...
     
  2. Retired Pops

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    was the battery cooled down before you re-charged it?
     
  3. Khador

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    It was, i left the field, drove home and the AC was on in the car all the way home. It was room temp to the touch when i plugged it in to charge.

    Oh and that first flight... it didnt actually get warm... thats how little power there was to discharge.
     
  4. Khador

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    [​IMG]

    My view from the app.
     
  5. bbfpv

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    send it back.
     
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  6. Khador

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    Yeah.. looks like the intelligent charger isnt working... the # of times charged isnt updating... Oh bugger what a blow.
     
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    Just be careful, were you buy your batteries, there are probably a number of fake batteries around already, if you see any for a good price, keep away from them.
     
  8. Coldfire

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    I'm going to have to look at 2 of my new battrries. Neither are updating how many times they've been charged.
     
  9. loganboyd

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    I've found the number of times charged only increments when the battery is below some voltage or mAh point. I've topped mine off several times from around 70-80% to full and the times charged didn't increment.
     
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  10. Coldfire

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    Ok, they are new batteries so I am breaking them in. Maybe I'll run one down a little further tonight