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how often should I change transmitter battery? Newb question

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Help' started by Durango9595, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Durango9595

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    Hi everyone.

    I know this is a super basic question but i don't see much info out there about it. How often do I need to change the aa transmitters batteries. I got my vision last week and have 5 full flights on it. I don't want to waste batteries but certainly don't want to put my phantom at risk. What's a good rule to go by?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. UrAwFuL

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    Re: how often should I change transmitter battery? Newb ques

    If it's been a while and the transmitter keeps beeping, it's time to change. :lol:
     
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    Re: how often should I change transmitter battery? Newb ques

    The Tx has a low batt. alarm.

    "Don't see much info out there..."

    This is found in the manual and it is strongly recommended and much appreciated if you review it a few times.
    It contains the much info you seek.
     
  4. Durango9595

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    Re: how often should I change transmitter battery? Newb ques

    Thx guys!
     
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    Re: how often should I change transmitter battery? Newb ques

    As a rough guideline, AA alkaline batteries are typically around 2000mAh capacity, and these should last around 20h of usage in the transmitter. I use rechargeables and replace them after about 15h to give a decent margin of error.
     
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    Re: how often should I change transmitter battery? Newb ques

    Mine just started to beep and flash the controller today, they have been used maybe 3 times a week on average since 1st May.
    It has turned quite chilly here which won't have helped.

    In short don't worry about them for several weeks.
    Have a spare set with you but no need to change them until the unit lets you know.
    I expect you could do several further flights if prepared to put up with the beeping.
     
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    Re: how often should I change transmitter battery? Newb ques

    Your radio controller will also beep after something like 10 minutes without any user input.

    Don't mistake this for a low battery alarm :p
     
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    Eneloop batteries are the best of the world....ehehehe
     
  9. Cone&drone

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    Yeah no need to panic if you change your batteries as soon as the remote beeps and let's you know to land and change , you'll be sweet .