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Transmitter Batteries

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Fred_C_Dobbs, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Fred_C_Dobbs

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    I am curious what type of batteries people are using in their radio? Regular Alkaline, Rechargeable, Lithium, something else? I have always used the regular alkaline but was wondering if other folks think something else is better and why. I soured on rechargeable batteries long before getting the Phantom because they just didn't last very long before the charger refused to charge them.

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  2. N017RW

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    I use generic alkaline type.
    No need to spend big bucks.
    Obviously the more expensive typically the longer they will last if change-out frequency is an issue.

    The Tx is regulated and will provide 100% power output until the 'low batt.' alarm kicks-in.
    This level differs a bit between Phantom models but is explained in the manual(s).
     
  3. UrAwFuL

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    I use Amazon Rechargeable Batteries for my transmitter and other electronics.

    I'm kinda too lazy to run to the store for new batteries. :lol:
     
  4. htownphantom

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    Does the 1st phantom have a low battery signal? If so it doesnt work on mine.I had a crash due to low batteries in transmitter,it gives me no warning
     
  5. GrantAerial

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    I use energizer rechargeables. I've owned this 4 pack battery for 2 years and still going strong.
     
  6. UrAwFuL

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    The transmitter should beep like crazy on low batteries. But Phantom 1 has no audible low battery indicator, only LED from the back.

    http://wiki.dji.com/en/index.php/Phanto ... troduction
     
  7. N017RW

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    This manual:

    http://download.dji-innovations.com/dow ... 1.7_en.pdf

    ...on page 9 says it does.
     
  8. htownphantom

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    Mine must be broken,I do not get an alarm.I thought maybe the red lights would blink differently or something but they dont
     
  9. krsdj1

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    I currently use the eneloop batteries I purchased them at Cosco with the charger, these batteries are used for professional photography as well
     
  10. general01

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    ran the Duracell alkaline batteries that the seller i bought my p2v from supplied now i use rechargeable batteries (i use multiple sets so i can charge a set while i use a set)

    the brand is Duracell and energizer of both rechargeable batteries