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  1. Ken Pelletier

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    I can't seem to find a place where I can buy a charger for my P4 online (DJI or elsewhere)? At least it doesn't surface by searching and poking around the DJI store online.

    Charge times are sometimes critical on shoots when you have to travel to the nearest generator and turn around many batteries.

    Is there a place to buy P4 chargers on their own that I'm just not finding?

    Ken
     
  2. msinger

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    DJI has not started selling them yet.
     
  3. Ken Pelletier

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    Thanks. I presume they will sell them at some point.

    Makes certain kinds of shooting darn near impossible. For example, I'll be in an uninhabited island for 3 weeks soon where the only hope of charging is a 2hr boat ride away and need to charge everything (cameras, audio gear, drones) in a few hrs to get back/forth in daylight. 8 batteries and a controller on one charge...


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  4. msinger

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    Right.

    This is the usual pattern when DJI rolls out a new Phantom model. Accessories are incrementally rolled out later.
     
  5. Ken Pelletier

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    Fine if they hadn't changed the battery to require a new charger.

    Not cool since the new battery requires a charger you can't buy another one of.

    :-(

    Grumble.
     
  6. rhoffart

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    Sound like you need a solar panel, deep cycle battery and an inverter.
     
  7. msinger

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    Until then, you could always buy more batteries :)
     
  8. Ken Pelletier

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    Yeah, we do have some small solar but only enough for critical gear like sat phones and GPS.

    It's a big island with no human activity for thousands of years and no infrastructure of any kind. We are hiking and hacking through with everything needed by the expidition - water, food, camera gear, camping gear, so, tough to add more weight. Shuttling batteries by boat every several days for a mass recharge and to re-up other supplies is what we're doing.

    More batteries it is, until I can charge 4 at a time. :-(
     
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  10. snowghost

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    I'm waiting for a 3 banger.