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Battery warming pad

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Phatzo, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Phatzo

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    Hello everyone. although this is not a huge investment I think it still is worth to share.
    I will have some shots in near future in Hungary. It gets colder and colder day by day. so having the -1C° to -3C° or 4C° during the night is getting standard. during the day it is usually not warmer than 3-4C°.
    long story short: my shop does not have them in stock and went on the quest to do them myself. I did find the material and also managed to make some.

    the material is called decor rubber (translated from Hungarian) and I could get them in pads about the size of an A4 page (european size).
    I got mine in a decor shop (panton) here in Budapest.

    I had one original pad set in my case which I used as sample.
    here are the pics. the cost was about 4000 HUF which was the amount of 12 pad of that material and a 25 m double sided tape. if done smart one pad should be enough for three sets I believe.
    keeping in mind that one set from DJI cost 2 EUR and shipping is 15-20 days this is a lot faster.

    hope I could be of any help.
     

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  2. ADSSER

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    Great idea!

    As an aside...

    The translation you posted may be "Dacor" which is a brand name of a company that made (now out of business) wetsuits for scuba divers. Wetsuit material is generally made from a type of synthetic rubber called neoprene which has insulating properties. From the photos, it looks as if the material may be neoprene.

    Based on the construction you outlined, it may work. Please let us know if it does...especially let us know what happens when peeling the 2-sided tape from the battery when you want to insert it.
     
  3. Phatzo

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    i tried to get the same material. might be thin neoprene but is called decor (as decoration) rubber. you might be right though. the pads given from DJI seem to be the same core material with better cut outs then what i have. the material sits snug like the original. haven't been flying yet as i am preparing for a shoot with our flighthead - bigger project :)
    i will post my tests
     
  4. Phatzo

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    Hello everybody. I am back to report that my battery blanket pads I made myself are as good as the ones DJI sells for 2 euros a set.
    from now on I will use these. I have same flight times as in warm conditions or let´s say close to them. 4500mAh =11 min with somewhat of flying fast (rally race) :)
     
  5. Phatzo

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    Update :)

    I did make an update as to insulation I had. made some "hoods" for the side of the battery. took some dual lock 3M cut out the form needed and it hold the heat perfectly where it should be.
    will post some pics later.