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Got critically low battery at 42 percent?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by IceFireSoul, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. IceFireSoul

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    Got critically low battery at 42 percent?

    This happened today while flying above the sea... Never had happened before, ever. I was flying near a military base. What could have caused it?
     
  2. Oesau

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    So you got the critical alert at 42%? Have you validated the alert settings in the DJI Go app?

    Also - do you remember what the actual voltage of the battery was at that time rather than just the %?
     
  3. bobmyers

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    Your battery may not have been properly seated--- has happened before to several of us.
     
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    Also, check the contacts. They need to be clean.

    You can hold down the power button of the battery to check its life, or check it in the app.
     
  5. IceFireSoul

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    Not properly seated? Like what?
     
  6. bobmyers

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    Like you can shove the battery in and it appears to be seated, but it is not locked. a sure check in to look at the gap where the battery meets the housing, if there is ANY gap -- even 1mm it is not seated. You will think it is seated, but in fact--it is not and the vibrations of flying will cause it to back out and show the wrong readings or give a battery error. It has happened to several on this forum including me.