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Just bought a new CHEAP battery!! Feeling lucky!!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Holrits, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Holrits

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    yaay! I googled lastnight for a phantom 3 battery, and fell over a site where the only info of the product was "battery" and then a picture of the P3 battery, so i wondered if it was a mistake and maybe was for P2 and then they just putted in a picture of a random Batt. It was a "campaign" and there was only 1 Batt left so I took the chance and bought it and called them this morning and yes it was a battery for P3.
    Price: 44 euro !!!

    Brand new DJI battery... normal price here in DK is around 175 euro.

    have you ever experinced the same, that some one sell them so cheap in "campaigns" ?
     
  2. msinger

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    Are you sure it was not a knock-off battery?
     
  3. Holrits

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    Not 100% sure yet, but the vendor sells all the DJI Drones and also have Phantom 3 batteries in stock for 175 euro, but the picture of the battery was like a Original, i will get it tomorrow and see how it looks like.
    Is there any special "warnings" if it is a "fake" battery?

    i thought about updating my drone, and try to fire it up with the battery, it should warn my if its not a DJI batt. with the new firmware, correct?
     
  4. msinger

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    Got a link to it?
     
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    No they have taken the battery off their website this morning cus it was the last one.

    but i will have it tomorrow and i can post pictures :)
     
  7. msinger

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    Got a link to the homepage of the website where you bought it?
     
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    Ah, yes... yes, it is :)

    I guess you'll have to wait and see what arrives.
     
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    One better hope they're buying the genuine article otherwise, that "great deal" will turn sour very quickly.
     
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    Be warned. From what I am reading the latest firmware (1.7) has added checks for knock off batteries (3rd party) and won't allow the Phantom to fly with them. I have not experienced this myself, only seen quite a number of reports about it from others.
     
  12. Holrits

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    I think its good that you can only use original batteries
     
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    You might be lucky - I'm also from Denmark, and I've found that Computersalg.dk occationally have some pretty amazing prices - but, like yours, only on a very limited stock
     
  15. Holrits

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    Did you buy any "cheap" batteries from them? :)
     
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    Even if knockoff it will work with litchi.


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
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    No, not batteries, but computer stuff - and the most amazing, some parts for our new Thermex cooker hood - Computersalg.dk was 75% cheaper than the lowest price found anywhere else :)

    Where in DK are you located ? (I'm in Hesselager, Sydfyn)
     
  18. Holrits

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    Okay, i do think it is an Original battery, im from Greve - Sjælland :)
     
  19. Holrits

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    Haha, they sent me 2x 2200 mah fc40 batteries!
    But i got an e-mail from them confirming that it should be a battery to a phantom 3 advanced!

    Ill wrote a new e-mail to them waiting to see what they write back :D
     
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    Is this fact?
    I thought the firmware on the bird was the decider....
    Are you saying it's the app?