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DJI ND 8/16 Filters & Battery Charging Hub now avaliable

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by wat17, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. wat17

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    DJI has just released some new accessories:
    - Battery Charging Hub so you can charge 4 batteries at once. Seems reasonably priced. http://click.dji.com/fwad1dbZt1OvYw1B
    - DJI ND 8/18 Filters. Much better and more useful than the ND4 filter, which is too weak for bright sunny days. Again pretty well priced. http://click.dji.com/fwad1dbZr2xVMjFb

    My order is already in!
     
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  2. acherman

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    The charging hub will take 4 batteries, but it uses a normal charger/power supply for power, and only charges one at a time, based on how low they are - whatever one has the highest remaining charge gets topped up first, and so on until the most depleted gets charged last. Just a cleaner looking design than the China boards around here that do 3 batteries.
     
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    Still seems a useful tool. I have a large number of batteries so will save me having to swap one every hour.
     
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    Yah, to be honest, I am torn between the DJI hub and the cheap eBay 3-battery charging strips. I'm working on a mobile charging solution for traveling in the car, and not needing the inverter, 12 VDC cig plug charging. It would be super nice to be able to plug in 2 or more batteries and have them automatically all charge as others are done - having to watch every few minutes to see if one battery is done so I can connect the next one is a pain in the ***. haha
     
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    I would get the charging hub if it had the option to automatically put a "storage charge" on all the batteries - 50% for example. That's what I normally do after flying unless I plan to fly again in the next day or so.

    Trying to get 3 batteries to a reasonable storage charge is way more tedious than full charging because I estimate the time for each battery and set an alarm on my phone.

    Then, when you're getting ready to go out, if you have 3 batteries at the same partial charge level, those cheap parallel boards work really well at putting a full charge on them in much less time than charging one at a time. That's because almost 1/2 the charging time of a single battery is at reduced current / constant voltage, at least with the Pro charger.
     
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    Well. One have arrived today. Much faster then the HDMI module I ordered over a month ago!