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Phantom 2 charger stopped working

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by josha, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. josha

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    I have two DJI original batteries for the Phantom 2, but when I plug them into the charger, nothing happens. The light on the charger stays green, almost as if it doesn't see the batteries. I do have a US charger that I'm using an adaptor to plug into a European outlet, but I haven't had issues with that before, and I've tried different adaptors. I'd appreciate any help, as I'm in Svalbard (small island north of Norway) and leaving tomorrow on a boat for a bit (so I can't FedEx overnight a new charger :) ); I'd really love to do some aerial work with my Phantom!
     
  2. josha

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    And fortunately this was my not knowing part of how the Phantom works. For anyone else who doesn't know this, if the battery is at a 4-bar level, it won't charge. The battery was at about 85%, so discharging it fixed things, and it's charging happily now.
     
  3. hamishue

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    This can also be solved by turning on the battery while charging it - it will re-engage even if battery is at 4 bars. Sounds completely wrong but if you read the fine print on the P2 battery - it says it can be charged while the intelligent battery is either on or off
     
  4. MrC

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    Yep. If battery is over 75% charged then you have to turn it on before it will charge.