Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Best to leave batteries empty or charged for storage?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Tino_A, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. Tino_A

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    11
    Hi guys, what is the consensus on storing batteries long term? I have 4 that I just used today, all down to around the 20% mark.

    If they won't be used for a few weeks, should they stay where they're at now or do you folks charge you batteries and leave them full?
     
  2. 30secs

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    114
    40-60% is the sweet spot. They also self discharge
     
  3. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    24,237
    Likes Received:
    7,363
    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    In the DJI GO app, the default setting will start auto discharging your batteries to a safe level after 10 days. That counter will be reset each time you press the button on the battery. The discharge process takes about 2 days to complete. I decreased my setting to 2 days since it's best not to store batteries fully charged for long periods of time.
     
    Pete Leare and bobmyers like this.
  4. bobmyers

    Joined:
    May 10, 2015
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    867
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Now there is a great fact! "That counter will be reset each time you press the button on the battery"
    Thanks for sharing that one!:)
     
  5. Tino_A

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    11
    What?? Why is that a feature or is that a bug? I was going to set my batteries to less than 5 days but if anytime I check my battery then it's automatically reset to 10 days? What a pain in the ***.
     
  6. Pete Leare

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2015
    Messages:
    348
    Likes Received:
    111
    Location:
    Windham NH
    The counter will reset to whatever you have set your discharge timer to.. If you've changed it to 2 days then it will reset to that, not 10 days.. Still a pain but I can live with it and it works!
     
  7. Tino_A

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    11
    Got it. Ok, that makes more sense.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Best leave batteries Forum Date
iPad Mini 4 $299 @ BestBuy General Discussion Yesterday at 5:39 PM
Best Log Viewer for Phantom 2 Vision+ and Litchi? Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion Yesterday at 12:54 AM
Gimble crashed. What is the best way to fix? Standard/4k Discussion Wednesday at 3:17 AM
Best choice of Tablet for P4p Phantom 4 Pro Discussion Tuesday at 6:05 PM
DJI Goggles Vs. Fatshark HD3-Which Works Best? DJI Goggles Tuesday at 11:20 AM