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Controller battery life!?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by NepenthesLucas, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. NepenthesLucas

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    So I charge it up, and have about 3 or 4 flights, and I already have two lights and one blinking! I charge it @ 1 and 1 blinking, but it seems pretty fast discharge to me. I have about 2 flights a day, over 2 days. Thanks for the help!
     
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    I agree, that seems too fast. I have never counted, but it feels like I get maybe 15 or more flights before I think about recharging the RC.
     
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  3. Noble 1

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    My wife and I were just remarking over the wonderful battery life in my P3P transmitter... It sounds like you are getting horrible battery life out of your transmitter. Did you buy used? from an authorized dealer? start by talking to technicians at DJI. If that is a dead end (no warranty) then we will come up with a mod or alternative- maybe you can put an aftermarket or replacement OEM battery in the place of the defective? That should be easiest and least time consuming mod.

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    I get about 4 full batteries per LED on my transmitter. I have DBS mod and a 7.8" tablet and my P3P is used. The smart batteries have around 30-ish charges per. Does that help?
     
  4. NepenthesLucas

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    I got it from Best Buy, brand new.
     
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    Do you leave your tablet connected to your RC?
     
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  6. Noble 1

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    Its been my personal feeling that Best Buy does care and should make it right. Depending on your local customer service you may be able to swap for a new transmitter. Yours is definitely not working to spec.
     
  7. NepenthesLucas

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    Yes, but its not connected. its just sitting on the holder. lol
    But will it cost anything?
     
  8. NepenthesLucas

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    Do you think I need to replace it, and will that cost anything? Thanks for the help!
     
  9. RusWolf

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    How long have you had the drone for?
    If it's within exchange period just go get a new drone. I bought mine from BB as well this past Friday (3 days ago) for that specific reason, they have no question asked return exchange policy and i never had an issue with them.


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  10. NepenthesLucas

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    I got about a month ago.. I think a bit too late lol
     
  11. Noble 1

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    Yes, take the phantom in the original box with original receipt and accessories to Best Buy and tell them the transmitter is not working as intended. They should give you another remote. It shouldn't cost anything since you bought at Best Buy.


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  12. RusWolf

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    If i were you i'd check and do it ASAP if possible to exchange.


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  13. NepenthesLucas

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    thanks for the help! now let me go find that receipt..... might be awhile!
     
  14. NepenthesLucas

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    YAY just found it! I might go tomorrow. Again thanks for the help!
     
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    Congrats!
    Go get a new drone now! Lol


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  16. NepenthesLucas

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    Ok r u sure that there a problem. I don't want to get a new 1 when there is no problem :)
     
  17. NepenthesLucas

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    Funny. I just was talking to a tech rep and they said that's normal. What do you guys think because I want to make sure there is something wrong with it befor I return it. Thx for the help