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Number of charge cycles-Problem

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Karatekid1800, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Karatekid1800

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    Hi, it has been 2 days since I received my P3P, I am in the middle of the break in process of the battery, so far charged it from 50% to 100% two times. The problem is, when I am entering the battery status menu on the DJI go app it's indicating that the "times charged" is 0, like if I had never charged the battery. Am I doing something wrong? Is it possible that the battery has defect?

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  2. msinger

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    There is no break in process for DJI batteries.
     
  3. Karatekid1800

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    Thanks, but It wasn't part of my question.
     
  4. msinger

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    I'm assuming the counter is not being incremented properly since you're using the batteries in a way they were not designed to be used. Try running them down to about 30% and recharge them at that point.
     
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  5. Karatekid1800

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    Any other thoughts? Has anybody else had this problem before?
     
  6. bartold

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    A charge cycle is no necessarily every time you put it on the charger. For example. If you let it drain to 70% and charge it 3 times you still do not have a charge cycle since you only used 30% 3 times for 90% of a charge cycle.
     
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  7. Karatekid1800

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    Thanks for the explanation.
     
  8. msinger

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    If this theory is true, shouldn't the OP's counter be at 1 right now?
     
  9. bartold

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    If it was exactly 50% each time. I would think that after the next charge cycle it should show 1.
     
  10. Mark The Droner

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    Can you expound on this? Because this is contrary to what Drone Camp RC claims is best. Justin Davis talks about breaking in a LiPo battery starting at the 4 min mark and he's holding a DJI battery while he explains. Thanks

     
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  11. Karatekid1800

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    The first charge was right out of the box, 2 leds were on, the second charge started at 49%. I am chrging it right now for thr third time. It should show 1 cycle if that theory is correct. I will update soon
     
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    Dronecamps is one company with plenty of experience and plenty of opinions, i wouldn't follow their opinions more than i would follow my own experiences or others with real world experience. If the DJI manual strongly suggested a break in process then go ahead . I personally never broke in my many batteries and they have hundreds of cycles altogether. No probs or depleted flight time yet
     
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    As far as the counter goes, run it down to 30% as suggested above, charge it then if u dont get a count start askin why. You r not goin to damage the bat IMO
     
  14. Karatekid1800

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    I am waiting for the battery to finish its third charge, theoretically It should show 1 cycle, but if not, I will try this method.
     
  15. Karatekid1800

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    I have just finished the third flight of the break in, the battery information shows 1 cycle :), the theory is right. Thanks to everyone who helped .
     
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    I turned on the battery voltage indicator on the GO app and don´t ever run bellow 3.4/3.3V. Every 20 cycles (I live in warm climate) I do a full discharge/charge to calibrate memory and that´s all. Hundreds of cycles and my batteries are OK.

    As for break-in, I´d follow DJIs recomendations but without being overly a**l. Just relax and fly up until 30%, but never bellow 20% and keep an eye on voltage don´t let it drop bellow 3.3V, then charge it up again and on and on. I also like to check power on HealthyDrones.com those guys do a really good job.

    LiPos are extremelly tough, flexible and easy to use, there´s no need to stress out too much. I´ve always had the same procedures with all my LiPos without any problems.
     
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    On the forum there are so many thread about batteries ....

    Anyway break-in process is now done at most during cells manufacturing/testing/qualifying process. So no need to do by yourself on new batt. I do some discharge to no more than 50% before full use of the battery, just to be sure it can support high-current drain the motors need. If it doesn't fail in the first, say, 5 flight, it can be used safetly.
    I'm in contact with DJI techs, becouse battery firmware has some glitch about cell #1.