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Buying extra batterys

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by hugedog897, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. hugedog897

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    Now with living in aus using ebay to buy things is the cheapest way but there is so many diffrent prices which leads me to beleive there is a quality diffrence
    Price range from 185 to 250

    I dont want to spend 250 so has anyone used ebay phantom 3 batterys and how do they go

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  2. rockydog

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    Make sure you buy genuine DJI batteries....the latest firmware won't let you fly with third party units.
     
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  3. hugedog897

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    Is there a way to tell if there 100% dji batterys ?

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  4. rockydog

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    They should come in a DJI box, with a label saying 'Part No. 12'.
    Check the seller's description to see if it says 'Genuine' or 'Compatible' .... if compatible, stay well clear.
     
  5. msinger

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    There are a lot of knock-off batteries on eBay -- more than I've seen anywhere else. Be careful when buying there.

    OEM DJI batteries are going for about $121 now. They've been holding steady at that price here on Amazon and here on Ebay. If you see a price much less than that, then it's probably a knock-off battery.
     
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  6. Will19

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    Can anyone clarify if this battery is genuine?
     

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    Looks like a knock off to me... Different to my stock ones anyway!
     

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    Thats a genuine battery, exactly the same as I got with my P3A.

    Subsequently, I have a 2nd battery which looks different but also is a genuine one :)
     
  9. DaveB68

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    Thats the same as the second battery I bought (not one I got with the bird) bought from Amazon. Both genuine.
     
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    I am also in regional Australia. I only buy important things like batteries from a reputable dealer. To make sure you have genuine battery order from places like Rise Above in Sydney. They are very fast at delivery and excellent service. They have a real location you can actually visit if you ever have problems.