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Professional RC battery discharge rate

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by AUSPETE, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. AUSPETE

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    I have a new P3 pro and have flown 9 battery cycles (each down to about 25%) and the 4 white LED lights on the RC are still all illuminated. The DJI GO app is also still showing all bars for the RC.
    Just wondering if this normal because I used to have an Inspire and lose one light on the RC after about 4 battery flights.
    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. msinger

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    The bars in the DJI GO app are showing the signal strength for the remote controller.
     
  3. AUSPETE

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    Should have known that!!!!! -Getting too old -Ta
    Any clues whether the discharge rate shown by the RC LEDs is normal
     
  4. msinger

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    Sounds normal. You'll get somewhere around 30 flights on one charge.
     
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    In the manual for the P3A it talks about discharge to 8%, same as the P2V+. But nothing about doing it every 20 cycle like the P2V+. Is it not neccessary on the P3? Thanks Jack
     
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    nynelyvz, yes, you should do it every 20 charges and/or when the DJI GO app prompts you to do so.

    This is what DJI says to do in the DJI battery guidelines:

    "Charge and discharge the battery completely once every 20 charge/discharge cycles. Discharge the battery until there is 8% remaining power or until it can no longer be turned on, then recharge it to the maximum capacity. This power cycling procedure will optimize battery life."