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Real Battery Strangeness

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by adanac, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. adanac

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    Before there was one, now I have three batteries that say they are dying when, in fact, they have plenty of power left. One starts landing at 70%, another at 60%, another at 40%. What gives? Fixable?
     
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    Charge them up and look at the cells in assistant and see if their off, are they swelling .How old are they ?
     
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    I'll hook them up and look. No swelling, under 18 months old, not a lot of cycles.
     
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    But a lot of time just sitting there with a full charge?
    Unfortunately this is bad for LiPo batteries and that's why you have a problem.
    They need to be stored at around 50% to prevent problems developing.
     
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    Meta is right . Maybe try running them down to about 8% and then recharging them will revive them. Worth a try over chunking em .
    Read in here awhile back to do that and did with one of mine but it had a bad cell so no dice .
     
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    Yes, they have probably been stored at full charge, which I know is bad. I have "normal" lipos for other craft that I keep at a storage charge because I have a charger that can do that. I don't know how to discharge the batteries for the Phantom.



     
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    But if I had stored them improperly I'm not sure it would display this behavior. They would run down quicker, right? In my case, the percentage shows 60%-70% but the battery warning flashes and it wants to land. Wouldn't the percentage be lower?