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P3 Batteries are imminent

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by bbfpv, May 15, 2015.

  1. bbfpv

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    REALLY!, I have a total of 4 on order and need them as my P3 will be here Monday. I travel to fly so one battery won't cut it except for setup and playing with the flight simulator.
     
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    Just got off the phone with DJI I ordered the extra battery and was wondering when it will be shipped. They said probably start shipping by the end of May-beginning of June.
     
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    Also don't do what I did. The batteries are $149. Free shipping starts at $150. Order prop guards or some stickers or something. Order a neck strap. Order something else that costs less than the stupid $20 shipping.
     
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    How about more batteries? :eek:
     
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    I hedge all bets. I ordered another one from Advexture.
     
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    I saw a short video about Lipo's.
    Said to set them up right the first time, you should charge them full, use only about 50% of it, then charge full again.
    Then you're set.
    Any Lipo experts care to chime in.
    Is this good advice.
     
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    I have been doing this for many years. Some say its not necessary but I strongly disagree.
     
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    Yes, this is something we've always done around here and highly recommend it to all customers. Would definitely say this conditions the battery well from the get go.
     
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    Does anyone know if they charge your card right away or when they ship?
     
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    Right away for me.
     
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    Been flying so much here in maui i have to air condition my battery to get it to charge. Lame
     

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    Feel your pain, Julius.
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    However, you are in paradise.
     
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    I have a few questions about this:

    1) Are you suggesting the "use only about 50% of it, then charge full again" process be done once? I've seen some people talking about doing that for the first 10 charges.

    2) How exactly does this process help condition the battery?

    3) Is this something specific to DJI smart batteries? Or, just good practice for Li-Po batteries in general?
     
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    Been there done that. Held it by the ac and by the time I got home from the park, ready for recharge