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Battery storoage question

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by JimBir, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. JimBir

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    I don't plan on flying the bird for a couple of months. The last time I had it out was approx Feb. 2 2016. At that time I flew it till the go app said the battery level was low. When I push the button on the battery, I see one solid green light. According to the manual, this means the charge is between 30 and 40 percent. Is it ok to store the battery at this level or must I charge it to the recommended 65 percent level?

    Thanks. Jim B.
     
  2. azpilot61

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    Store it like that and before the next flight charge it up. That's what I do with them and no issues
     
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    Thanks. That's what I'll do.
     
  4. msinger

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    Per the Phantom manual, one solid green light means the battery is 12.5%-25% charged. DJI recommends storing the battery between 30%-50%, so that's too low. Charge the battery until the 3rd light starts blinking. At that point, it'll be ready to store for a few months.
     
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    I've stored lipos (R/C cars) for years (forgot about them) in "need charge" state after I ran them to the point where there was a noticeable drop in performance. Stored them in an ammo can in my basement. Pulled them out 3 years later. None were puffed up. I took two of them, charged them and ran them in my car. No issues... Now I didn't time them so I don't know if they've lost capacity but they seemed to run fine with no noticeable power loss..

    YMMV
     
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    Thanks. I'm getting my 30 - 40% level from page 18 of the Phantom 3 standard users manual. Where did you get your info from?
     
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    thanks for the info.
     
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    That's the battery life. You want to check the battery level.


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    Thanks. Never too old to learn something new. I see that's on page 17
    Jim