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I may have gotten screwed by Microcenter with my Battery for my P3A, need insight.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by dino, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. dino

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    So I purchased another battery today and I just was checking it out to make sure it was for the P3, it was open box at microcenter for 100.00. It's in great condition holds a full charge.

    Now to the part where I got screwed (I think) I bought my P3A from Microcenter for 700.00 3 months ago it was opened box but still came with the 1 year warranty and the salesperson let me inspect it before I purchased it. So I'm looking at the battery that I've been using and I belive it's for the P2 because it's 5200Mah 57.72 Wh 11.1 V and the new one is 4480mAh 68Wh 15.2 V... so which one is the knock off or for the P2? The new one does state Model No PH3-4480maH 15.2V.


    Kinda confused so please give me some insight. FYI I have over 20 hours of flight time on the battery that came with the drone.
     
  2. eaglegoaltender

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    That battery above is for certain the battery for the P3A.......same one I have....and.........

    That battery above is same as my P2V+
     
  3. mnewxcv

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    Will a p2 battery work in a p3? You sure you have a p3?
     
  4. alokbhargava

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    P3 uses 15.2V batteries
    P2 battery won't work in P3 and vice-versa is also true
     
  5. flpholt

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    so a p2 battery has been working on your p3
     
  6. eaglegoaltender

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    P2 and P3 batteries are not the same voltage - so no it won't work.

    LOL - am I sure I have a P3? Yup........I have a P3A and a P2V+

    So what battery have you been using in the P3A prior to getting this new one?
     
  7. dino

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    No I had it backwards when I bought the drone it came with the right battery but the new battery I bought was suppose to be a P3 battery but some idiot got over on Microcenter. It gets worse for some reason my drone isn't starting up now even with the original battery
     
  8. eaglegoaltender

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    Sorry - I should have known better since - the P2 battery won't fit into the P3 slot anyway.

    EDIT: Did you try force the P2 battery into the P3A - or did they at the store?
     
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  9. flpholt

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    I think that is what he did
     
  10. eaglegoaltender

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    I just tried my P2V+ battery in the slot for the P3A and it only goes in about 1/2 half way and I wasn't about to try force it any further!

    So unless he forced it in it is doubtful he got that far to turn it on!
     
  11. dino

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    Yes the p2 battery only went half way in and I must have push one of the battery connectors but was able to get the drone back in working order. Went back to microcenter and bc of their screw up I ended up getting a free battery :)
     
  12. dino

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    Both batteries look very similar
     

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  13. mnewxcv

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    I was askng the OP. Glad to hear it was sorted though. Didn't even know MC sold dji stuff.
     
  14. acetmr

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    This thread is stupid, can you edit it to display your question CORRECTLY?
     
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  15. dino

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    If it's stupid then why read or post on it? If you read the entire convo I was mixed up at first.
     
  16. dino

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    Yea they had batteries, motors, frames, sun protectors etc.
     
  17. eaglegoaltender

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    Great to hear........double check those batteries all the time - you are correct the P2 and P3 batteries do look very similar - they are different at the contact points and the P3 has a groove "keyway" slot all the way down one side for alignment and so P2 batteries wont fit - whereas the P2 battery has only a small "dead head" slot (keyway) - hence only fitting half way.

    Of course easiest way to identify is to label em - or read the voltage. Great you got a "free" battery out of it - and so you should!