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Standard On the go charging

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Lewiswatson55, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Lewiswatson55

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    Hello,
    I recently got my DJI P3 std. I was wondering if there's is a way to charge the battery on the go with a portable charger that is USB output (using an adapter). I know getting another battery will be helpful and is something I will do but they are expensive and I feel the portable charger will help. Any advice or ideas will be appreciated.


    Lewis W
     
  2. N017RW

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    Are you referring to the aircraft battery?
    Personally never had to do it but others report using Inverters (200-300 watt) and their car batteries.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum!
    Um, to charge the Phantom Batteries?

    You can get a car charger, I would stick with DJI brand.
    But just recently I figured out a problem using my inverter in my 07 Yukon, So for the past 9 years I thought it was the inverter. 5 Cig outlets, none of them would power up a 200 watt inverter with out the thing squealing at you and would turn off every time you started the rig.
    Worked fine if you weren't charging anything.:rolleyes:
    Works Great Now!
     
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    So here is what I did, I cut a hole in the plastic and tapped into the power that feeds the motor for rear power door. Got 2 USB jacks, 1 Cig jack, works great!. I think I will use some Velcro and find a place to stick the inverter
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  5. Lewiswatson55

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    Thanks I will have a go playing around with different options :)
     
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    Yeah the aircraft battery.
     
  7. Sagebrush

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    12v chargers with a converter for the DJI battery are cheap and work great. $16 or so on Amazon.

    I've never figured out why one would want to charge a DC battery from an automotive DC system by putting in a 120V inverter in the middle and then changing it back to 17v DC.

    SB
     
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    Yes I agree, but when I priced out a DJI car charger it was in the $80.00 range. I made my own for the 12 volt Phantom 2.
    I also use the inverter to charge batteries for Dewalt products, police scanner, laptop, Marco-polo tracker, etc. I can do them all at the same time.:)