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"Orphaned" battery maintenance

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by m patts, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. m patts

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    I crashed my phantom 3 into the learning curve (lake) and now I'm left with a spare battery and remote. Is there anything I need to do with the battery to keep it viable while I work towards replacing the phantom? I know you can set the discharge times and all that, but I can't without the actual machine. I've checked it a few times in the last couple weeks, it still reads fully charged.

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  2. msinger

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    If you continue to press the button on the battery, it will not auto discharge down to the storage level (65%). If you plan to store it for more than 2 months, check it after about 2 months and make sure the second light is illuminated or blinking. If it's not, charge the battery until the 3rd light starts blinking. And, repeat this process.
     
  3. jephoto

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    How will he charge it without a Phantom...?


    "Imagine Whirled Peas..."

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  4. msinger

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    He does not need a Phantom to charge the Phantom battery. However, he will need the battery charger.
     
  5. jephoto

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    Right! Totally spaced on that!


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  6. m patts

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    Thanks guys. I'll leave it alone and hopefully it will go to its storage level.