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Remote Control Batteries

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by MusicalTeeth, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. MusicalTeeth

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    Hi Everybody!

    I have just bought a PH2V+

    How do you check the remaining power in your remote controller? Do you just change the batteries after a set number of flying hours?

    I am afraid of waiting for them to run out!

    Thanks
     
  2. 4wd

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    The controller LED flashes slowly, and it gives out a slow beep you cannot miss when the voltage drops too low.
    You can certainly still get home as planned, and probably safely do several more flights before it is critical.
    The way it works you don't get any real reduction in performance even at the flashing and beeping stage, so far as I know.

    You can probably get at least 40 flights on each set.
    You ought to have a set of batteries with you as there is always a chance of some early failure.

    NB Controller will also beep and flash if left turned on and unused for about ten minutes.
    This does not mean batteries are depleted.
     
  3. N017RW

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    Read the manual.
    Lots of other info in there too! ;)
     
  4. noiseboy72

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    A set of alkaline or lithiums will give you 20+ hours. Change them now and again if you are worried, but the TX range is not affected until you reach 4.8V, so they need to go pretty flat before it's an issue.
     
  5. MusicalTeeth

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    Thanks everybody!
    That's reassuring.
    Great intro to the forum.
     
  6. sijbren

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    The led on the controller is always red (at least mine is) When batteries are running low the led starts blinking and you will hear the bleeping sound.
     
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    It's worth noting that the Tx ALSO starts beeping after a lengthy period of inactivity. Don't think that this means that your batteries are flat - it doesn't.
     
  8. FatBob

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    Good to know! I swapped out my batteries the other day when it was beeping. I thought it was odd that they would have run out so quickly! Now I see it was simply because I had left the controller on too long.