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Standard New DJI Phantom 3 Battery To Be Released?!?

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by surf2727, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. surf2727

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    So I was looking online to order an additional battery for my Phantom 3 Standard and found B&H Photo to be offering it at the lowest price ($118.49). I continued browsing their P3 accessories and stumbled upon another DJI Phantom 3 Battery ($149.00) that was available for Pre-Order. A bit confused, I began chatting online with B&H's service department and was told that this was a new version coming out offering an additional few minutes (~3 min) of flight time over the current DJI P3 battery. Below are the links to the existing DJI P3 Battery, as well as, the "new" DJI P3 Battery on B&H's website. Anyways, just wanted to see if anyone knew more about this as I haven't been able to find anything...thanks in advance!

    DJI Phantom 3 Battery (Current Model)
    DJI Intelligent Flight Battery for Phantom 3 CP.PT.000161 B&H

    DJI Phantom 3 Battery (Upcoming Model)
    DJI PHANTOM 3-PART 134 BATTERY CP.PT.000398 B&H Photo Video

    Oh, and there is also some other model (below) listed at B&H for sale which I have heard even less of...
    DJI PHANTOM 3-PART 133 BATTERY CP.PT.000397 B&H Photo Video
     
  2. 0DRK3RT

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    Weird. Seems kinda sketch there isn't any description?


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  3. KyleMaxxUAV

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    I'm guessing just another part # same battery. They have done this a few times when switching packaging and stuff


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  4. With The Birds

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    Maybe simillar to what they did with the inspire. Same physical dimensions with higher capacity cells. Pure speculation of course but its a possibility.
     
  5. surf2727

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    Funny thing was that after speaking with B&H's Tech Customer Service, and learning specifically of the new battery's increased run time, I went over to DJI and asked them about this in order to get some clarity...all I got back from the DJI Customer Service Rep was, "Wow! That's news to us". Even when continuing on, they offered no comments in response. I understand B&H to be a well-known/reputable supplier of DJI products so it would seem a bit odd for them to go ahead and publicly list a new product for sale if DJI has "never even heard of such a thing". Anyways, just wanted to see if anyone happened to know more than DJI about their latest offering lol...I guess time will tell.
     
  6. Meta4

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    DJI Customer Service is the last place you'd go to get accurate information.
    Whether it is a new battery or not, it would be surprising if they knew about it.
     
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