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Cheap Ebay car charger?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Djw93, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Djw93

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    Has anyone used on of these chargers? Or would you trust them? Would be handy to be able to charge in the car!

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  2. gingerbloke

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    I bought a car charger from Ebay, the connector (at the battery end) wasn't aligned properly and the blades were too thick (when measured with a micrometer and compared to the DJI original) . I never used it because I'd hate the idea of damaging the spring connectors in the battery, especially if the fault manifests itself at 400 feet up and far away :(
     
  3. Sagebrush

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    I just pulled the one out of my pack that I have yet to use. I got it off of Amazon and paid $14.99.
    Amazon.com: BTG Car Charger for DJI Phantom 3 Professional Pro Battery: Toys & Games

    It looks just like that one. The blades on the factory charger are .040 thick. The blades on this car charger are .047. They feel fine slipping into the battery.

    The factory charger puts out 17.38 volts and this thing puts out about 17.58.

    I believe the charge controller is in the battery itself.

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  4. m0j0

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    You are correct sir. Nothing smart about the charger. The battery will charge the same.



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