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Vision TX Battery Issue

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Glockindahaus, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Glockindahaus

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    Hello everyone - I did a search and didnt find anything on this, so forgive me if its already been talked about.

    My new "outta-the-box" vision's TX seems to deplete its batteries in record time. Im talking about 30 minutes or one flight. Ive replaced them three times now. Im sure this is a bad TX, but Im not sure if it can be fixed with a firmware update or similar.

    Has anyone else had this issue?
     
  2. OI Photography

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    What is your indication that the batteries are drained? If you're relying on the beeping of the transmitter, know that it will also beep if you leave it on for a while with no input.
     
  3. Glockindahaus

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    It beeps and flashes red. I can turn off the TX and then back on and it continues to blink red and beep. Removing the batteries and replacing them fixes the beeping.
     
  4. skyhighdiver

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    stop buying your batteries from Home Depot
    They are a year old before they hit the floor
    :lol:
     
  5. gfredrone

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    lol at HD. I have the energizer lithium ultimates and have been on 9 sorties so far with them and no low battery signal yet. The grocery store had 4 packs on sale for $4.99 the other day. They are regularly $10-$15 at brick and mortar for 4 depending on where you get them.
     
  6. ZonComGMZ

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    I use Eneloop rechargeable's and make sure I put in a freshly topped off set everyday before a flight. I do this now since I had a low-battery alert come on the transmitter and it shut off about 10 seconds later. Unfortunately the P2V went into failsafe and was below a tree at the time and on it's way up to 66ft it hit the tree. Now I make sure I have them changed daily even thought I had them run for over a week at the beginning.
     
  7. Glockindahaus

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    The batteries don't seem to be the issue.
     
  8. skyhighdiver

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    well they are if they go dead try better batteries
    I use the same as gfredrone energizer lithium ultimates have flown 10 full battery flights and still working good
     
  9. iDrone

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    It would be hilarious to find out you ended up with a freak controller whose transmitter output was accidentally maxed-out by the factory during assembly & testing... Have you tried range testing it yet? How far can you fly before you get a "Control Signal Lost" warning?

    iDrone :geek:
     
  10. Glockindahaus

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    Im going to range test it today as a matter of fact. Ill post the results. Ill install yet another fresh supply of batteries as well..