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Long Term Battery Storage Question

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by williamjamesfpv, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. williamjamesfpv

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    Hi guys - I'll be leaving town for a month and am not sure what steps need to be taken in order to preserve my battery (and avoid damage to the cells). Usually, I fly once or twice a week and don't leave it fully charged. However, now that I won't be flying, and won't have access to it for a full month, I'm a little confused as to what the protocol is for maintaining the health of the battery. What do I do?... And at what percentage should the battery be left at?

    Thank you in advance!
     
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  2. villep

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    Imo you batteries will be fine when you come back. Just never storage them totally empty
     
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  3. williamjamesfpv

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    No, they won't die, but I'm sure they've got to be stored at some proper percentage. For example, keeping it fully charged wouldn't be a good idea (hence the auto discharge). Similarly, keeping it at too low a voltage is not recommended (I assume?). I'm not sure... hence the question :)
     
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  4. Nerius

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    Store charged at about 50% .
     
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  5. williamjamesfpv

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    So basically just charge it, fly it around (or let it sit) until its 50%? There's nothing else that needs to be done? I just want to make sure that batteries don't get damaged.
     
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  6. Nerius

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    Or, if they are discharged, charge till 3d LED starts to blink.
     
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  7. williamjamesfpv

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    Perfect! Thank you so much. Liked!
     
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  9. williamjamesfpv

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    Much appreciated, and liked, thank you so much :)
     
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    Leaving town for a month and not going to take your baby with you for some good out of town videos.... What kind of father are you er pilot I mean.
     
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  11. williamjamesfpv

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    LOLLL.... that was a good one ;) Honestly, I was gonna take it, but I'm going out of the country and don't want to get a huge data bill. I always fly in GPS mode and my iPad uses the data off my phone to get a home lock. I would need to have data to get a home lock right? (if not, maybe I can take my baby with me)
     
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