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Battery power in storage

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by mick, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. mick

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    I ran my batteries down to 27 - 30% but i might put the bird away for winter, how long do the batteries keep their power, or should I keep giving them a boost.
     
  2. msinger

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    It's best to store the batteries between 30-50% charged. It would be a good idea to at least charge and use your batteries once every ~3 months. See the DJI battery guidelines for more tips.
     
  3. alokbhargava

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    Also take out the battery from P3 if unused for long.
     
  4. RedHotPoker

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    They are apparently putting off some heat when they discharge, but I check mine regularly, and they always appear to be slightly cool.

    Safe storage of LiPos is important, and there is Always the chance of a battery suddenly going rogue and starting a fire, or even a small but dangerous explosive chemical reaction. Particularly during the charging phase? Not sure how the intelligent side of these things work, perhaps they have a tiny fire extinguisher inside them too. ;-)

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  5. emederos

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    Just like any lipo battery between 25-50% is fine , no real storage voltage per say just not over 60% and not close to 10% because of the very low self discharge rate just in case....