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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by pickwit, May 5, 2015.
Is it safe/ok to leave the powered-off battery inserted in the Phantom when not in use?
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.
Alternatively, if for some reason the battery decides to swell/melt/explode, you lost a perfectly good quad in the process.
How many cycles last P3 batteries? For those who have done already 10 flights which % of life is shown in the app?
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.
Thanks for the replies. Its interesting to note that mine was shipped with the battery inserted...
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