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Battery won't charge

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Squiddley, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. Squiddley

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    put my new battery on the charger tonight to charge charged it up and put the one that came with the phantom which was used but was told not used much on the charger and didn't have time to let it get fully charged so unplugged it and left it at home while I took the charged one out to fly came home and thought I would finish charging the battery plugged it in and nothing the light on the charger stays green and the lights on the battery don't even light up I know it's not the charger cause it works on the other battery if I take the battery off the charger and push the button on the battery it lights up and works in the phantom but won't charge at all what can I do with this
     
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    If im reading that right (as there's no punctuation ;)), its not a fully charged battery and you want to fully charge it?? Connect it to the charger and hold the battery button in until it starts.
     
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    Well I started to charge the battery this evening it was maybe a little over a quarter charged, I unplugged it and left it on the counter came home maybe an hour later plugged it in to finish charging and it wont even light up, tried holding the battery button in to get it to start but nothing the lights light up when I hold the button in but as soon as I let it go I get nothing again no lights at all
    its almost as if its stuck
     
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    o_O Ya think he caught his breath yet ? ;)
     
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    Unplug it and do it like you had it in the bird to start it up and see what it does Squid .
     
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    you mean plug the charger in to the wall then plug the charger into the battery
     
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    No I mean unplug your battery from the charger and then cycle it like you would if it was in the bird and see if it stays on then .
     
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    With the battery out, pretend you are turning on the Phantom ... when the battery lights come on plug in the charger to finish charging
     
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    images4HKE7OJ0.jpg Yep...ya hit it right on da head bro ;)
     
  10. Squiddley

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    plugged the phantom into the computer with the battery that wont work and opened up the phantom assist software to check the cells on the battery and this is what it reads is this normal looking
     

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    Did ya try what Meta told ya Squid ?
     
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    well tried puggin charger in first to the wall then battery nothing any other ideas, how does it work one min and then not the next weird
     
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    sorry Dirkclod guess I missed that post, yes that worked what Meta said, cool learned something new again today hahahaha Thanks for your help buddy
     
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    Worked like a charm Meta thanks for your help :)
     
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    Squid... try standing on your other leg as ya making me tired as heck ! ;)
     
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    If a battery is at about 75%+ charged, you need to turn it on for it to charge.
     
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    Thanks for the tip meta4 and dirkclod i had the same problem but all is well again.
     
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    That was away's back but glad it helped you .
    Welcome to the forum Dr Bart :)