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Question on batteries

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Thorshammer, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Thorshammer

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    I'm a newbie with 9 flights under my belt. My question is at what percent charge should I store my battery when I'm done for the day and may not fly for another week or two? Should I charge the battery full and let it drain itself with the internal schedule or put it away at low charge? My battery was at 18% after my last flight Sunday and I did not charge it before putting it away. Is this wrong? Thanks
     
  2. tcope

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    Best to store them at 30 percent to 50 percent. Something close to those numbers would work. If they are stored and not touched they will discharge at 3 to 10 days depending on your setting. Don't charge them up in order to auto discharge them.
     
  3. Thorshammer

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    Thanks for the feedback
     
  4. Mark The Droner

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    Regarding your question, I haven't yet run any of my batteries that low. And I don't think it's healthy leaving it in the 18% area. Since they don't seem to have the memory problem that the older-technology Li-Ion batteries had, you might consider charging the battery partially to get it up to the 40-50% level. MHO.