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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gino, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Gino

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    i am having a problem with 2 new batteries i got from BH photovideo, i put the batteries on charge and if fine, however when it starts to balance 1s flashes also and this continues for a long period of time.............any suggestions please? this is kinda frustrating because my reason for buying 2 new batteries was to get more flight time and am basically at a stand still
     
  2. UrAwFuL

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    Are you talking about the Phantom 1 battery?

    Is it charging like this?

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    (Emphasizing that everything must be connected, I might've had the same problem with mines the first time charging)

    Also make sure that the battery type is switched to LiPo and the current is switched to 2A.
     
  3. Gino

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    Yes thats the same 1 i am referring to, i have been charging the battery that comes with the phantom for about a month now and all is well be for some reason i got the 2 new batteries today and they are charging, however, when it starts to balance the 1s led starts to flash not long after i am wondering if the batteries are too dead
     
  4. 4wd

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    I have a P1 and the second battery is a touch bigger and from a third party - it takes much longer in that final balancing stage - up to an hour on occasion but not always.
     
  5. Gino

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    well i have been waiting patiently but it doesnt seem to be showing any sign of completing. i was wondering if th battery can be that dead that the charger would take for ever and if so would a different charger do the trick?

    when i connect to the Naza software it says the battery is at 12+ volts but what am going to do is test fly and see how long it stays in the air
     
  6. aartsf

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    Yes that is a good idea. The additional advantace would be that you discharge it that way and that might cure the problem too if you charge them afterwards again.
    Succes!