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Fitting battery warning alarm

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Hughie, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Hughie

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    Has anyone fitted one of these to a Phantom 2?

    http://www.quadcopters.co.uk/lipo-batte ... -182-p.asp

    I can obviously see where the battery wires join the main board, but is there a best practise way of installing one of the on the P2.

    Where should it be wired to, where should the unit be fitted.

    Thanks
     
  2. SteveMann

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    Won't work. At least not without opening up the Phantom battery case to get to the individual cell leads, which is what the LiPo alarm connects to.
    But why? The Phantom battery already has level LEDs. What's missing is the beep when the battery alarm goes off. I have these on my 3DR hex, and my aged ears don't hear the battery alarm beep until I get the copter within 20 ft. At which point, in the Phantom I can see the level LEDs. Besides, if the battery gets low enough to sound the alarm, your Phantom is probably landing anyway without your input. And, if you need a high pitched alarm when things go wrong, just bring your wife and remind her how much you've invested in your Phantom.
     
  3. Hughie

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    Thanks Steve. Sound advice :D