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P2 battery charge -- first time

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by MCG, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. MCG

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    So I have 3 P2 flight batteries that came with my kit. When I press the button on the batteries, two bars light up.

    Should I charge each of them fully before my first flight? Or run as is now?

    Thanks for helping a rookie!
     
  2. DesertFlyer53

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    Charge them all up fully! With two bars, you'll be lucky to get 2 minutes of flight time.
     
  3. MCG

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    Thanks! I will do that tomorrow under supervision.

    Learning the LiPo ways....
     
  4. DesertFlyer53

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    The P2 manual says to take them down to 8% charge on every 20 cycles, them re-charge. Also, don't keep them fully charged unless you plan to fly the next day. Keep them at about 50% charge when storing for a week or more.
     
  5. MCG

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    Thanks Desert! I appreciate the help.