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Phantom 3 battery question

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by mark p3s, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. mark p3s

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    Just a quick one else about storing my p3 battery. I have been told I should store it between 50%-35%, so if I take my drone out with a full battery and land it at 30%-25%, is it then ok to store the battery at this charge or is it safe to part charge the battery to 50% or do I need to fully charge and then use it until it's down to 50%
     
  2. John Locke

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    You're good at 25 to 35%. However after 10 flights they also say to take the battery down to 8% for maintenance. I do that by leaving the craft turned on without the motors running, no props, indoors, until it reaches 8%. Make sure you mark each one as you do it, so you know it's been done. I mark my batteries with a felt marker (1 thru 4) so I know which one is which, then put a slash mark on it as I do the 8% drain step. These markings are all done in an area that doesn't show when the battery is installed.
     
  3. msinger

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    These stickers work well if you do not want to permanently mark them.
     
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  4. mark p3s

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    Thanks man. One other question I have about the battery, how long does it take for it to lose charge when it's not being used ? For example if I store my battery at 30% how long would it take to drop down to 25%, weeks, months etc ?
     
  5. Klipkop

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    Mark - It is intelligent batteries. On the DJI app there is a setting (in days) that will dictate in how many dates the batteries wil discharge themselves. Settings > Aircraft Battery > Time to Discharge

    Not sure what is the bottom percentage that they will discharge though... E.g 8% min.

    Cheers