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P4 Batteries and Controller

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by My Flying Eye, May 2, 2016.

  1. My Flying Eye

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    First of all I apologise if this subject has already been covered.

    Prior to finding out the hard way I am seeing if someone has already worked this out.

    Q1. How many fully charged flight batteries will one charge on the controller last?

    Q2. Whats the best way to charge batteries and controller from a vehicle?

    Look forward to your responses.
     
  2. msinger

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    You'll get about 20-30 flights in on a single charge.

    The DJI car charger would be the best way to charge the battery since it's supported by DJI. However, people often use an inverter with the DJI charger. The BESTEK inverter is a popular brand.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    Is there any advantages with using the inverter over the DJI Car charger?
     
  4. msinger

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    It won't void your battery warranty if you damage it by charging it with an inverter and it's a little more convenient than carrying along an inverter and the charger. On the flip-side, an inverter is less expensive and can be used to power other electronics.

    FYI, whenever the topic of using an inverter comes up, there are always people who will talk about the power not being "clean". However, I've never seen anyone talk about damaging a Phantom battery using an inverter.