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P3 battery over heating issues.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by UnknownCaller, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. UnknownCaller

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    I have a P3P and I have been noticing the battery is frying pan hot after I land. Is there an issue with the batteries overheating? Keep in mind this early morning runs 75 to 80 degrees.
     
  2. Buckaye

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    frying pan hot? Yes that's an issue if you aren't being hyperbolic. However, the Phantom 3 batteries do become very hot (not so hot you can't touch them - but hot enough to be considered more than mildly warm).

    If you bring them inside and they return to normal temp and can charge within about 15-20 mins than you are probably fine.

    If you can cook an egg on your battery... that's bad ;)
     
  3. bbfpv

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    +1. If you can't take the pack out of your bird and comfortable hold it in your hand, something is wrong.
     
  4. Chris Vedeler

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    I live in Arizona. My battery is too hot to hold after a flight. I take it out right away so it can cool faster and so it doesn't keep lingering heat next to the rest of the electronics.