Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

What type of connectors does DJI use for their batteries?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Sailing Droner, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Sailing Droner

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2014
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey, I'm a new owner of a Phantom 2 and I would like to use a Zippy 2800 battery as a spare. Anyone know what the type of connector is called that DJI uses?
    Thanks!
    Mark
     
  2. N017RW

    Joined:
    May 2, 2014
    Messages:
    6,256
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    Location:
    Palm Beach Co.- FL
    Re: What type of connectors does DJI use for their batteries

    The P2 and it's variants use the 5200 mAh proprietary 'intelligent' batteries.
    The contacts are just 'blade' types built into the battery compartment along with comm. terminals for the system to interface with the battery.

    You will not be able to use a 'typical' 3S LiPo for a back-up.
     
  3. HarryT

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    622
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Warrington, UK
    Re: What type of connectors does DJI use for their batteries

    You can't use a "generic" LiPo battery with a P2. The battery is "smart", and the Phantom can't use it without the circuitry that's contained within the P2's battery.
     
  4. Sailing Droner

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2014
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Re: What type of connectors does DJI use for their batteries

    Thanks for all the info guys! I've just bought a few more batteries and paid the big bucks for the DJI ones.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  5. Pacific Barbarian

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Re: What type of connectors does DJI use for their batteries

    Worth a try, or see what the outcome is.

    viewtopic.php?f=27&t=26504