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Range extender never goes green once fully charged?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by paul keenan, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. paul keenan

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    Can anyone relate to this problem or how to fix? its annoying, thanks
     
  2. robsquad

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    how long have you had it on charge ?
    mine takes dam ages if its quite flat
     
  3. paul keenan

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    tried it a few times but when i turn it on its 100 percent battery but still the amber light before i take it off
     
  4. Black Arrow

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    I am just charging mine, will wait and see.. Book says 3-4 hours depending on usb output.
    By the way robsquad I got a new anti-interference board which has restored 12v to gimbal connections.
     
  5. Black Arrow

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    went green after 4+ hours from an iMac - maybe it does depend on the usb output ??
     
  6. Doono

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    If it's been charged for 24 hrs when new, can take 3/4 hrs on 240volt. If it's still not green, it's um....broken.
     
  7. Black Arrow

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    Try another USB connection as they do vary on output current.
     
  8. paul keenan

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    i always plug into the wall never pc etc
     
  9. Black Arrow

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    Try the usb pug into a PC or Mac USB port. I have used both a laptop and iMac
     
  10. tcope

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    Charging from a devices USB is the worse way to charge something. Such low output. If there are problems, use a _quality_ wall charger and a _quality_ cord. Leave it charging over night.

    Not all chargers and not all cables are good. I've had cheap cables be bad upon delivery and I've bought more expensive cables that allow a much faster charge.