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Winter Battery Storage for Phantom 2+

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by buddylynne, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. buddylynne

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    Fair weather flyer.
    Should I try to discharge or just leave the battery alone?

    Discharging tutorial?
     
  2. ElGuano

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    Or if you've upgraded to the latest battery firmware, just store it and if it's above 65%, it'll safely self-discharge after 10 days untouched.
     
  3. CapnBob

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    I did not know that about the new firmware. Good to know.
    Where is the info on the auto-discharge?
     
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  5. ElGuano

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    From my informal testing, it will auto-discharge a battery that is >65% full down to 65%, after 10 days of no activity. No activity means you never touch the button to turn it on, or even check the charge. It takes a little over a full day to discharge a full battery down to 100%.

    If you are in the habit of storing your batteries full (not recommended, but I do it sometimes too) and don't want it to auto-discharge, just tap the power button every week or so to reset the 10-day timer.