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Batteries, best practice

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Help' started by Plingboot, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. Plingboot

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    Just wondered if anyone can clarify best battery practice - specifically the issue with needing a fully charged pack before each flight.

    So, for example, I flew 10 days ago and when I returned home I charged my packs, intending to fly again the next day. That didn't happen, so my packs are sitting fully charged.

    Now assuming I fly in the next few days, am I good to go or do I need to top off the packs… and if so, how do I go about doing that if they show as full/refuse to charge?

    Bottom line I just want to avoid any of the "it was showing full but suddenly dropped to 10%" horror stories.

    Thanks
     
  2. msinger

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    In the DJI GO app, set your batteries to auto discharge after 2 days. That'll allow them to auto discharge to a safe level if you charge them and end up not flying.

    In order to top off a battery that is close to fully charged, you'll need to turn on the battery and then hook it up to the battery charger.
     
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  3. The Editor

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    As advice above and as per user manual manual page 21 item 2."If the battery level is above 95%, turn on the battery before charging."
     
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  4. SultanGris

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    id set the self discharge to 10 days, then if you fly within 10 days you dont have to worry about it, if its set at 2 days youre more likely to have issues due to self discharging if you fly again within a few days. it takes 2 days to complete the self discharge cycle and the sudden drop issues are/were related to it activating the self discharge feature. they claim its fixed in newest firmware but i run older firmware so i cannot confirm nor deny.