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Phantom v1.1.1 Battery - need to cool before recharging?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jebus, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Jebus

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    Hi... just wondering if it's necessary to let the stock battery for the v1.1.1 (or the 2700 mAh Maddogs) cool down at all after a flight before you start charging them?

    I was wondering this because if in the field as soon as I was done flying with the battery, I would throw it on the charger and hopefully have it ready by the time I've used up my other batteries. I'm just not sure if it's a good idea to put them on the charger right after using them.
     
  2. ElGuano

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    It's always a good idea to let the battery rest/cool for 10 minutes or so prior to charging. That said, a reasonably weighted phantom in normal flight does not have a huge current drain rate so the batteries don't tend to get too warm. I'd let them rest if I could but would not sweat it if you're on a schedule.
     
  3. Marc70

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    How do you charge your batteries in the field?
     
  4. Jebus

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    Perfect. Thanks for the reply ElGuano.

    Marc70 - I was planning on just using the DJI charger plugged into an inverter on my truck.
     
  5. chopperflyer

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    You want a field charger from your local model shop. This is one of the best place's to go as they can give you info on what to get.