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Proper battery usage

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by DeniseBrun, May 30, 2015.

  1. DeniseBrun

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    What is the proper way to charge and store the batteries. I thought I heard you should never store a fully charged battery, that it shorten its life????
     
  2. Phantom Newbie

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    I been reading stuff all night as im new and need to learn. I've read with the battery's they should be stored at 50%.
     
  3. RoyVa

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    First off alway fly with a fully charged battery. If your not going to use the batteries for anwhilemthen discharge them to 50% for storage. After using the battery at each 20 cycles, discharge the battery to 8 % or until the battery can no longer be turned on. Then charge to 100%. This help to extend the life of the battery. The user manual has a lot of good info on the battery. Hope this helps
     
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  4. IflyinWY

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    We have different batteries than the P2.
    I do not believe the 20 cycle discharge applies to us. We also do not have an On/Off switch.

    But I do agree, fly at 100%, store at 50%. In other words, if you usually fly for 10 minutes, fly for 5 when you know it's going into storage.

    New batteries should only be flown to the same 50% mark. It will extend the life of the battery if you do this for the first 10 uses. There is an enormous amount of info out there. I just gave you the basics


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  5. Sebastian

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    Can i charge the battery immediately after using the phantom ?, it's too hot, so should let it cool?
     
  6. snerd

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    The charger won't let it start charging until it has cooled. You can plug it in, but it will not start charging until it has cooled down.