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Rebuild Phantom 2 battery packs?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by CactusJackSlade, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. CactusJackSlade

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    Has anyone actually tried to re-build a phantom battery pack with new cells?... maybe higher capacity or better quality?

    I have a couple packs getting puffy and considering trying to not just throw them away...

    I think it's a pity that DJI does not offer a return/rebuild program....
     
  2. RoyVa

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    Taking the battery pack apart is almost distructive and then I consider not safe or confident to fly.
     
  3. Daytona

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    Google it, there are people who do rebuild them
     
  4. CactusJackSlade

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    I tried.... all I found was people taking them apart, not rebuilding them..... did you see/find something?
     
  5. CactusJackSlade

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    I've build my own battery packs all my R/C life (40 years) I have no problem rebuilding a pack if I had the correct cells... you are correct in being concerned about taking them apart, you would have to be very careful not to damage the case beyond being able to put it back together safely...
     
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    Solder in new cells and reassemble by doing what you saw in the video in reverse.
     
  7. CactusJackSlade

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    I was hoping for more info.... like where to get replacement cells etc....

    HOWEVER After opening up a puffed/bad pack I can see replacing the cells would not be worth the time.

    The individual cells have very short +/- tabs that stick out of them. These tabs are soldered all at once to the "power plate". There are 6 total cells meaning three sets of two cells in series. This makes 12 tabs which would be nearly impossible to de-solder without destroying the "power plate".

    OH WELL....