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Third Party Chargers

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by SeaBreeze, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. SeaBreeze

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    Hi!

    Wondering if 3rd party chargers are okay to use?
    I was looking at this one, way cheaper than the official DJI multi-channel charger. DJI Phantom 3 Battery Charger By Smatree- 105W 3-Channel Charger for Phantom 3 Professional/ Advanced/ Standard Quadcopter Drone- Charge 3 Batteries or 2 Batteries and 1 Remote Controller in Sequence: Amazon.ca: Electronics

    Also, is it possible to use a 'regular' Lipo charger? I have one of these for my RC planes. TGHEV6AC - V6AC AC/DC Multi Charger Li-Po/NiMH w/Balancer By TEAM GREAT HOBBIES @ Great Hobbies
    Where could someone find the right leads?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mandalay

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    I would say yes since I've been using this charger to charge 3 batteries at once in 80 mins from 16%. It has been working really well so I would recommend it. Amazon also sells it for $15 more. Other members in this forum also use it and posted reviews if you search.
    Speed Charger For DJI Phantom 3 Battery and Controller
     
  3. msinger

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    DJI will not honor their warranty if you damage your batteries with a 3rd party battery charger. Many people use them with no trouble though. This battery charger is the one I see recommended most often.
     
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  4. Flying Dutchman

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    Yep, I've got it, it works great. While charging the cooling fin makes some noise but for the rest great product. I recommend it. Bought mine at banggood.com. 50 dollars if I remember well.
     
  5. tcope

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    I'd certainly recommend the blue charger. Charges up to 3 batteries at the same time.
     
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  7. BigAl07

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    I've got the BLUE one and love it. I have probably over 120 chargers so far (more than that because I don't have a log of Tx charges).