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Where to buy batteries?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by fastfed, Aug 29, 2016.

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    Your first link above is OEM. The second link is a 3rd party battery.
     
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    but look at the first few reviews , guy even took a picture comparing the OEM batteries to these, they are different.
     
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    There are currently 160 sellers selling that same product on Amazon. Sometimes a bad apple gets into the mix.

    If you're worried about it, spend an extra $1 and buy it for $105 from this authorized DJI dealer. Authorized DJI dealers do not sell third party batteries.
     
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    Thanks, that's the same link basically. same reviews showing they are fake and not OEM
     
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    Like I said, there are 160 sellers selling that same item. The reviews for all sellers are combined together and displayed for that product (regardless of the actual seller).

    The battery is 100% OEM. If you have any doubts, only buy it from a seller who is an authorized DJI dealer.
     
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    It's the real deal, I've purchased two of them.
     
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    Some of the worst advice from this poster. As it's been mentioned, 3rd party batteries no longer work! Even if they did work at this time DJI updates their firmware so that they stop working. You would than have an $80 paperweight.
     
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    And if you are in a rush and need a legit OEM battery immediately, find the best price on Amazon (sold by and ships from Amazon) and Best Buy will match the price. You might not get the best deal, but sometimes you can't wait...
     
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    That's great news. As soon as DJI announces that they will honor their warranty if you use those batteries, I will consider them.
     
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    This is not entirely true. I'm testing a third party battery for a seller on Amazon and it works fine on the most recent firmware and versions of Dji go. I just don't know if I trust it yet, but will be posting a review by next week. Some third party batteries have managed to work around the update which stopped allowing them.


    Edit: just for the record, I'm not recommending third party batteries, just stating facts.
     
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    Until the next firmware update. Also, do all of the new battery warnings work with these 3rd party batteries?
     
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    Maybe. But, I've tried this new 3rd party battery on 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9 and it works on all. There is always a risk of things not working via firmware for sure, if someone is looking to buy these than they would want to stay on a vesion which is proven to work. And, I'm not advocating them, just saying that some do work. I was skeptical until this one arrived and i powered on the phantom 3 with no issues. I still don't trust it as well, but it works.

    I'm not sure about your 2nd question. Can you rephrase it?
     
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    DJI OEM batteries report their over-all condition, such as temp and the firmware then adjusts flight characteristics or even prevents flight. Do you know if the aftermarket batteries do this?

    There is a lot more to the battery then it turning on. Personally I'd not want to risk a $1200 device to save $20 per battery. Not when 3 or 4 is all I'd need for the life of the Phantom.
     
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    yes, it does (the one i have) report the voltage, temps, life, etc. It also takes battery firmware updates just like stock. here's a dji go screen cap of the battery page below (android, dji go 2.8.1). it shows a unique SN and everything. i've never been a proponent of 3rd party batteries at all. i do recommend stock. but, if the battery works, the battery works. quite honestly, i probably wouldn't use one of these on one of my long range flights, but i would let my son fly it around for 15 minutes. DJI likely didn't invent anything unique or special in their battery, the battery is gonna have cells just like other batteries you can find manufactured in China. We trust non-DJI brand names for tons of other batteries in life, I don't see a huge reason why these are different, but i get the argument. What if the maker of this battery was the same maker as the battery within the iPhone 6?

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    I have 3 of these clones now. I got mine from banggood, but they look and probably are identical to those linked on amazon. Im just gonna echo Digidat0; after ~30 or so flights between them, I can say they work just fine, identical to the OEM ones, with the sole exception of auto discharge feature not being implemented.

    If I still would have had warranty on my bird, I might have considered paying for the OEM battery tax, but since I have no warranty anyway, its an easy choice for me (OEM batteries cost €140 here, the banggood ones where about half that).
     
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    Did try some Banggood batteries, no problems whatsoever....

    However.........

    Imagine the drone crash`s and you`re using a clone battery? DJI can and problably will refuse any responsability....(even wasn´t battery issue).

    Just saying.
     
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    I got mine from Jessops at least you know they are legit