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non genuine battery warning

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by robsquad, Dec 27, 2015.

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    There are many authorized DJI dealers selling batteries on eBay. For example, this battery is legit. Legit batteries can be purchased on Amazon too.
     
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    The seller no longer sells on eBay, so thats good. Also, the ad does not say it is a genuine DJI battery. It was also visually clear it was not a DJI battery. Why would anyone save a few bucks & risk their expensive quad with a non-OEM battery is beyond me. I always buy genuine DJI batteries. Besides, if you have a failure with a non-OEM battery, DJI is gonna deny your claim anyways. I feel bad for this person but they put themselves at risk.

    Just another good reason to keep your LiPo batteries in a steel ammo can or a safe. LiPo's can be a huge fire risk. While some consider these 'toys', they are not to be toyed with.
     
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    seller is very active
    5400mAh 11.1V Longer Flight Time Spare Battery For DJI Phantom 2 Vision【UK】
     
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    Hmmm, I checked items for sale and none came up... weird - biligo_uk | eBay