Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

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

Extra P3 Battery?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Dounin Front, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Dounin Front

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2015
    Messages:
    415
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    Castle Rock, Colorado
    Hi everyone,
    Thought I would share my experience with you.
    I've been using only one battery for the last year and a half - probably because I figured it would outlast the P3. But everything is still operational and the original battery life is now down to 71%. (This information is still displayed on the Litchi app even though the Go app has removed it. The cell voltage variation is still very close however, but I know my run time is a little less.
    I ordered a new battery on Amazon the other day because the price has dropped to $102. They claimed it was DJI.
    Sounded too good to be true so I waited till I got it to tell you about it. It is in fact a DJI battery in their packaging. I put it in my P3 after charging and it was recognized and updated to the newest firmware. Litchi app shows its life at 100%. So now I can say I got a good deal (Amazon Prime too, with 3 day shipping)
    Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Y1W5EEU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Happy flying.;)
     
    Paul A Byers, Brandten and dtviewer like this.
  2. Brandten

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    2
    Just recieved 3 almost new batteries for my P3A which i paid $50 each for from a guy here in Sweden. Original and came in DJI box.

    Skickat från min SM-G925F via Tapatalk
     
    Dounin Front likes this.
  3. Lennart wiklund

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sweden,north part. Jämtland(county)
    Fanns det flera att köpa??
     
  4. Brandten

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    2
    Nej. Har bevakning på Blocket med sökord DJI. Såg annonsen och kontaktade honom efter 1 min. Hade tur som fick dessa då det var många som hört av sig redan. Men nu har jag 4 batterier... Säkert bra att ha. :)

    Skickat från min SM-G925F via Tapatalk
     
  5. Lennart wiklund

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sweden,north part. Jämtland(county)
    Absolut! Har ett piratbatteri,dock så kostade det 1000kr,men funkar felfritt. Tänker dock hålla mig till original i allafall,har ju läst om några som fått problem med pirataccar
     
  6. alokbhargava

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Messages:
    5,078
    Likes Received:
    1,634
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Something wrong with my eye sight, can't read all these messages :)


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots
     
    razzyh, mick74, NRJ and 1 other person like this.
  7. Dounin Front

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2015
    Messages:
    415
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    Castle Rock, Colorado
    Try Google Translate. Guess it was private.
     
  8. Lennart wiklund

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sweden,north part. Jämtland(county)
    Sorry we was using the swedish!!
     
  9. Paul A Byers

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2016
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    23
    Any of you watching this thread and have a Fry's Electronics near you they have reduced their Dji P3 Intelligent flight batteries to $89.00, which is a heck of a deal to me!

    Paul
     
    Dounin Front likes this.
  10. alokbhargava

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Messages:
    5,078
    Likes Received:
    1,634
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Wow. If they are still making the profit, I guess what could be the profit margin on original prices of about $148


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots
     
  11. Paul A Byers

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2016
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    23
    Who cares what their profit is, just know its good for me!
     
  12. regdawg

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    Messages:
    478
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    Fresno, CA
    Is there a typical life span for a phantom (perhaps the motors)? Is it right to assume that if you take care of it, like a car, it'll run for a long time?
     
  13. DPD

    DPD

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    20
    I just checked two of their stores online, and they both list them as one 149.99. Do you know if you can only get the deal in the store and they don't show the price online?


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots
     
  14. HueJorgan

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2015
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    Bish Vegas - Co. Durham UK
    I have also wondered this, I use my P3 very regularly, but I take care of it and have wondered how long it will live for, excluding enemy trees taking it down
     
  15. regdawg

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    Messages:
    478
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    Fresno, CA
    Yup. Like the OP I also just have one battery. When I do fly its normally just a battery's worth of flight time so I have not yet justified buying an additional battery. If they were cheaper, then I'd probably have a couple but at the current price its a decision.
     
  16. Paul A Byers

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2016
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    23
    Not sure about online, but we have two Fry's Electronics in Houston. One near my work and one near my house. Both stores have them for $89.00.
     
  17. Dounin Front

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2015
    Messages:
    415
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    Castle Rock, Colorado
    I'm lucky enough to have quite a few interesting flight routes I can take right from my house - hence needing only one battery - but if I took road trips more often I would definitely want more than one battery. Now with my OE battery life down to 71% and the price down to $102, buying another is a no-brainer (for me, anyway).