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New graphene batteries on phantom 1

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by Redondocr, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Redondocr

    Jun 22, 2015
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  2. Ti22

    May 13, 2015
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    San Diego
    Maybe a racing quad but no point for Phantom.
  3. joeflyer

    Dec 22, 2013
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    Plymouth, Michigan USA
    These look like they may be the hot ticket for a Phantom 1.1.1.
    Turnigy Graphene Professional 4000mAh 3S 15C LiPo Pack w/XT60

    They'll fit in my slightly enlarged battery opening. At only 296 gm. they should give a couple minutes longer flight times than the 2700 Mad Dogs I've been using. The only drawback I can see is they are 15c.

    Has anyone tried them?
  4. PTCX

    Aug 25, 2013
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    I have not bought any graphene batteries for the Phantom yet but I will need to replace the batteries I have for it soon and the replacements will most likely be graphene.
    I have been using graphene batteries in my hex for a few months and I can't pick a fault with them.They are performing very well.
    I'm seeing flight times of up to 5 minutes more with graphene over regular LIPO and 2 to 3 minutes more than LIHV batteries.(LIHV = High Voltage LIPO)
    They are also not getting as warm as LIPOs even after hard flying.
    They are on average twice the cost of LIHV or LIPO but if they live up to the claims of 800 to 900 cycles then they will be well worth the extra cost.
    Another advantage of graphene ,and LIHV,batteries is they can handle charging at higher amperage than regular LIPOs.The 4S 6600mAh units I use in my hex can be charged at up to 5C.I have not charged them at more than 3C and I've found that 2C is plenty and can take as little as 30 minutes.
    Apparently some can handle 15C but I would not push them that hard.
    As for the 15c discharge rate I have not found it to be a problem,even with the heavily laden gadget intensive hexacopter.

    Individual results may vary depending on battery size and charger specs.
    I have recently built a new charging station with up to 1350 Watts/50Amps available so everything works much better now,especially with the bigger batteries.