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Best Practise for discharging batteries

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hughie, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Hughie

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    When you get to every 20th cycle of your batteries what method do you use for discharging ?

    Leaving the quad turned on does not seem particularly quick way of doing it. I guess I could get a headlight bulb or something, but wondered if those who have done this lots of times had refined the process they use ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. msinger

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    Here's what the DJI manual recommends:
     
  3. Hughie

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    Thank you for posting.
    I think the fast method may have been superseded by critical battery level, but I tend to do the slow method anyhow.

    I just wondered if anyone was doing anything different, such as driving a load (e.g. car headlight or high power resistor pack), and if so if there was anything to be gained from it.
     
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    There was a post a while back about using resistors & it worked pretty good. As far as flying, when mine need to be done, I am going to land right before & have someone help me. I will hover & hold it until it is too low to run any more. Then I will take battery out & turn it on until it dies.
    There was also a post about putting a 2x4 across legs & doing the same thing. To me I feel more comfortable holding it than putting something over legs & running it.
     
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