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Is it worth buying the aftermarket batteries?

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by mrboab27, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. mrboab27

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    I there i am sorry i bet this question has been asked a few times. I have been looking into getting another battery for my P3s and my dilemma is buy one genuine or two of the aftermarket for just a little bit more.Anyone using the aftermarket ones? Cheers
     
  2. msinger

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    DJI will not honor their warranty if you crash due to an issue with an aftermarket battery, so it's best to only use OEM DJI batteries.
     
  3. mikep2323

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    I haven't ever seen aftermarket ones but I would recommend to buy genuine ones . If you look on jet.com they usually have them for 110 dollars.
     
  4. mrboab27

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    Thanks guys will go with the OEM ones to be safe
     
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    not worth the risk IMO
    what you saving a few $$$? I wouldn't take that chance but hey its a free world
     
  6. mrboab27

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    cheapest OEM battery i can find is £112 and the aftermarket ones are £72
     
  7. msinger

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    A better number to consider... how much was your Phantom? And, how much would it be worth when it's smashed to pieces on the ground? :)
     
  8. mrboab27

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    that is so true
     
  9. FotoGeek

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    I'd love to try some aftermarket batteries. Anyone have a link?
     
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    Well all I can say after the way not to good results of when bang good tried making a knock off p2 battery lots and lots and lots of peoples phantom 2s got banged real good on the ground. They ended up having a recall on them. Id wait till some one like lime fuel comes out with a p3 battery thats atleast as good if not better then a dji branded on.
     
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    Just checked out lime fuels website. Looks pretty good. I ordered a P3S and know that I will soon have to purchase additional batteries, might as well buy one that possibly gets more juice from a good brand
     
  14. msinger

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    Limefuel is making P3 batteries?
     
  15. jrock87

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    whoa, i mean I looked at the p2 batteries, i imagine they are looking at making p3 batteries. sorry for the confusion
     
  16. msinger

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    Ah, yeah... a lot of people have good luck with their P2 batteries.
     
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    I would buy aftermarket in following conditions:
    *If they were substantially cheaper.
    *Made from a reputable battery company.
    *1 yr warranty
    *And approved and tested by those on this forum.

    Limefuel is an example of a trusted aftermarket supplier.

    Please also take into consideration. Firmware updates may also render aftermarket batteries useless. The P2 3.14 firmware disbales aftermarket batteries.
     
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    Don't buy a aftermarket battery. I tried it last night and my PS3 had a tough time getting off the ground. Also once my PS3 was airborne it was uncontrollable. Glad I was only 6 feet off the ground to land it safely!