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Phantom 3 Battery with Chinese writing, Fake or real

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by forenplayer, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. forenplayer

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    Just picked up 2 batteries from Best buy... came in what looked like Dji box with all the stickers, but the 3 stickers on the battery itself look different from the one that came with my Advanced. Most of the writing is in chinese and the name of the company that makes it is Not Dji. I saw threads on this and just want to know is this new version of the batteries or it's aftermarket. Has anyone used these? The picture of 2 batteries is from Best buy and the single one that came with my drone from DJI
     

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  2. msinger

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    Best Buy does not sell knock-off batteries. The newest batteries have Chinese writing on them.
     
  3. forenplayer

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    Do you own one? Were you able to update it? Is flight time the same?
     
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    I own both the old and new batteries. The flight time is the same.
     
  5. forenplayer

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    Thank you for reply. I assume you were able to update no issues?
     
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    I just picked up a new Phantom 3 battery from Best Buy, and I also was wondering if I got a knock off. The battery charged fine and I was able to update firmware on battery. I'm assuming they just changed the labeling. It's too bad there is so many knock off's out there that we even have to wonder.
     
  8. msinger

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    That's correct. Best Buy definitely does not sell knock-off batteries. It's perfectly safe to buy batteries there.
     
  9. Charliepapa

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    Just purchased a battery on Amazon, it's supposed to be genuine Dji, packaging and battery look like the real thing however it wouldn't take the firmware update. The 2 center leds now just blink and there is no way to stop them, also Dji go says "invalid battery". IMG_1474828464.939956.jpg IMG_1474828486.858233.jpg IMG_1474828498.528590.jpg


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  10. Alistair McCann

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    I bought one exactly like yours and it came today. Comparing it to my genuine DJI battery this thing really rings alarm bells. The seller is claiming complete ignorance. I have not tested it yet but I am not taking the chance and have asked for a refund.
     
  11. Charliepapa

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    Mine came yesterday and is being picked up by UPS tomorrow for a refund. It's one thing to buy a battery that you know is a knockoff but passing one off as original is pretty low.
     
  12. Alistair McCann

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    I am going to check the serial number with DJI.
     
  13. msinger

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    Below are two P3 batteries I purchased directly from DJI. The battery with the Chinese writing is the newest version.

    P3-Battery-Comparison.jpg
     
  14. Alistair McCann

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    DJI checked my serial number and its a legit battery from them.
     
  15. arierep60

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    I got my P3A with 3 extra batteries and the result was 2 batteries from each kind lol and my 1st tought was, I got 2 fake batteries :(
    but after reading this thread I 'm a little more calm :D
     
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    I have 10 bats, So I can go bush. Would only buy DJI bats, cause I spent a lot on the bird, I am not going to skimp on the power source.