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Phantom 3 advanced battery

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by clarky150, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. clarky150

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    My phantom is less than a week old and I have noticed that cell no1 is showing .1 less volts than the other 3 cells is this normal


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  2. robinb

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    small variations like this are normal.
     
  3. Mark The Droner

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    Can you tell us exactly what the readings were on each cell?
     
  4. clarky150

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    Will take a screenshot


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  5. clarky150

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    [​IMG]


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  6. clarky150

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    I'm only curious as I had a battery warning come up on my last flight


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  7. Solar Deity

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    That is concerning for such a new battery. Maybe a full discharge/charge (cycling) is warranted?

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  8. clarky150

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    Tried to discharge to 8% and then fully charge but made no difference


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  9. meloyelo

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    Basically have the same thing going on with one of my batteries. I also tried the discharge / recharge thing and it made no difference either. Uploaded flight log to Healthy Drones and it shows major deviations on cell one for an entire 8 minute flight. The voltage reading was flashing between orange and green the entire time. Battery has 27 charge cycles on it.
     
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    You should call DJI and send them that screen capture. That's a bad battery, it shouldn't have that much of a deviation between cells. I expect they will warranty exchange that battery.
     
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    I would RMA that, looks like a weak cell
     
  12. clarky150

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    Only had the advanced 5 days I've contacted the place where I brought it from


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