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Battery Storage?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by pickwit, May 5, 2015.

  1. pickwit

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    Is it safe/ok to leave the powered-off battery inserted in the Phantom when not in use?
     
  2. 4wd

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    The main concern with doing this is you are holding the connection pins against their springs and in theory this is going to weaken the spring and make a less firm contact eventually.
     
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    Alternatively, if for some reason the battery decides to swell/melt/explode, you lost a perfectly good quad in the process.
     
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    How many cycles last P3 batteries? For those who have done already 10 flights which % of life is shown in the app?
     
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    wasn't there a LiPO that went nuclear while stored in a Phantom in Aus about three + months ago - thought it was for sale on eBay...

    Then there was an Inspire that lit up on a plane as the battery was left "on" while in the overhead http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/dji-inspire-1-catches-fire-on-passanger-plane

    My thoughts re: safety - store removed from craft. Make sure they are OFF! To that point I store my batteries in a First Alert fire proof file box that I picked up from Wallymart for ~$20... cheap insurance, rated to 1500 Fahrenheit for 1 hr. I know of others that use the old Ammo boxes from surplus stores.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Its interesting to note that mine was shipped with the battery inserted...
     
  7. mad in nc

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    same as mine, I think I read that if they shipped with it "out of the P", they would have to label the box as containing a LiPO which increases handling cost. Even then - I know better and would rather have a battery go versus a P w Battery as was the case in Australia