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Professional Needing advice on my batteries.

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by imadago, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. imadago

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    My P3P has been in DJI's service dept. for 8 weeks now. I have three batteries at home that have not been used since my P3 is in for service. They were fully charged when I last used them 8 weeks ago. I'm wondering if I did the wrong thing by letting them sit unattended?
     
  2. msinger

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    They will auto discharge to a safe storage level after 10 days. Just don't press the button on the top. That resets the 10-day period. It's okay to store them in that state for a few months. After about 3 months, it's a good idea to fully charge them and use them at least once.
     
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    The should be ok, even if you didn't set the discharge days, the will start to discharge after 10 days -- they are designed to discharge to storage capacity.
     
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    Check the levels. After 8 weeks resetting the 'timer' by checking is not an issue.
     
  5. imadago

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    OK. All good advice. The manual says to store at 40 -50% for long periods. It doesn't spell out what a long period is but I would think over two months could be considered a long period. Another question, how would I reduce the percentage (discharge) without putting the batterie(s) under load.
     
  6. Joao Carlos

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    Good question. No answer here unfortunately, but I wonder if leaving them on will deplete them.