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How to replace P3A remote control battery

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by rpratali, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. rpratali

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    Does anyone know how long the life is of the rechargeable battery in the P3A remote control? Can the battery be replaced? If so, how? Where can we buy a replacement battery? Cost? Part #? Is it easy to replace?
     
  2. msinger

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    DJI does not sell a replacement. But, here's the battery model/specs:

    LC 1650120 2S1P
    7.4v 6000mah 44.4wh

    It looks like a fairly simple procedure too:

     
  3. rpratali

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    Any suggestion on where to buy these replacement batteries?
     
  4. msinger

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    I googled it, but didn't come across anything. Maybe ask the guy in the above video? He seems to know where to get replacements.
     
  5. 4wd

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    How does this battery charge, is there smart circuitry in the controller since it uses the charger which is really only a power supply?
    It seems to know when it's full and the LED lights shut off.
    I have one which mysteriously would not charge anymore, but otherwise works OK.
    If it only needed a new batter looks easy to do.
     
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    If you are not able to fix it B&h has some used ones. They were 329 but for some reason jumped to 429 now.
     
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    From a remote purchased from someone who lost their bird.
     
  8. Phantom751874

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    Check eBay and the classifieds section of the forum. When I bought mine they were $200-$250 brand new.
     
  9. wooglin

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    They cost a lot more than that new for the Advanced and Pro now. I believe 549 is list. Quite a lot less for the standard. I was surprised when I watched the teardown video how much tech is in the controller. Not 549 dollars worth but far more than I would have ever expected.
     
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    As I said I bought mine for $200, it was brand new. Was offered by a seller here in the classified section. I found them brand new on eBay for $200-$250 at the time as well. You are quoting DJi's price I am telling you their re-sale value even brand new ones is much much lower.
     
  11. msinger

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    I'd do some more research before going to the extreme and buy a remote controller for $200+ (unless you need it yesterday). Maybe check with a DJI repair shop to see if they know where to purchase a replacement battery. Perhaps they would even be able to buy a replacement battery from DJI.
     
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    Did you find a source for batteries. ?
     
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    anyone found a direct replacement for these yet ?
     
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    Nevermind - slightly too large for RC space.
     
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    What are the dimensions of the battery box?
     
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    I found this on banggood, dimensions look correct so I ordered but I'm still waiting for it, Plus the price was right[​IMG]


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    So, did that battery work? I'm worried it won't charge correctly. The battery in the remote has 4 wires, but if you pull it apart you will see they are soldered together so it's really just 2 wires. Will a high power lipo replace it well?