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Fatshark Battery Not Charging on DJI Charger

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ipatry, May 5, 2014.

  1. ipatry

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    Hey guys, the first three times I charged my 2s fatshark goggles battery on the DJI charger is was fine. But now when I first plug in to the 2s port it gives me flashing red (normal) but when I plug in the adapter and plug the battery in, the solid red light never shows up to show its charging. I only get a flashing red light on the little 2s light. Why is this?
     
  2. cjaviert

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    Make sure your charger its on LIPO Switch and NOT LIFE.
     
  3. wkf94025

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    I have seen this behavior from my Fatshark battery a number of times. Can't offer an authoritative explanation, but can observe that the problem eventually solves itself. Once when I only got the blinking red light, I tried 4 hours later and it suddenly decided charging was a good idea. It happened again this evening, and several tries of unplugging everything and re-trying (in various orders) still no joy. Then I plugged the battery into the goggles very briefly, and viola, the charger decided it should charge. Inexplicable voodoo to me...

    Kelly
     
  4. Gizmo3000

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    The DJI charger is known to have issues if for any reason your Lipo voltage has become unusually low.

    Something to consider for the future would be a better digital charger. (plus an inexpensive battery tester comes in handy as well).

    However, I have heard that when troubles like this arise, one can set the charger to Life for a short while which will then charge the battery up a little bit, and then it will put enough juice into the Lipo so that it will charge in LiPo mode.