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P3 battery - how long to cool down before you can charge?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Wheat, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Wheat

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    I have not tried to experiment so I wanted to see if anyone has. How long does it normally take for the battery in the p3 to cool down before you can start charging it. I know how long it takes to charge but how long do I have to wait for it to cool before I can start to charge. It seems that someone with one battery might know how long they have been looking at their watch waiting to fly again.
     
  2. snerd

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    About 30 minutes.
     
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  3. Khador

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    Depends on the ambient temperature... but 30 minutes is a good guide.
     
  4. snerd

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    Although................... I've cooled mine in as little as 8-10 minutes using the car A/C vent when out in the field.
     
  5. NickCopter

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    I usually throw mine in front of a fan for 5 minutes and it's good to go.
     
  6. davemex

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    Yes, put it in front of a fan. Even on a warm day the moving air will drop the temp surprisingly quick.
     
  7. flax

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    One of the reasons I bought my P3 was the fast recharging times. Too bad the cooling down factor was not taken into account or mentioned. It doesn't sell well I guess :p
     
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    So because we are all so high here in the wonderful state of Colorado, in front of a fan, about 10 minutes brings the battery right down to room temperature and ready to charge.
     
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    Pun intended chuck? High in Colorado has a new meaning now!
     
  10. Chuck Young

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    Probably charges a lot faster if the temperature is higher.
     
  11. Chuck Young

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    The pun is well accepted in my household. :)
     
  12. area51drone

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    You are good with 8-10 minutes. You could confirm battery temperature by inserting the battery into the phantom and checking battery temperature as well. There is a high temperature safety that will prevent charging if temperatures are too high. It would be hard to go wrong really....though some of us will try :)
     
  13. Wibble

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    My battery barely gets warm - max 107F in flight. Never had a problem. Then again Wales doesn't get very warm........