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Battery's won't charge

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Help' started by IndyChristian, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. IndyChristian

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    My batteries say they need updated. I have their newest firmware... It won't load as if it's up to date.

    The two 47 batteries wouldn't charge. Because they both were at 20-25%.. I ran them down to 4% and they charged to 100%.

    Last night I ran one for 5 mins.. This morning I put it on charger for 45 mins then left to fly.. It was at 68% starting out.. Meaning it didn't recharge ...

    I used them both today and then arrived home where I hovered the bird to 5% .

    The batteries have been in the dji charger.... And they won't charge.

    I'm ready to throw them in the microwave with gasoline and mortar rounds on them.

    Please help before I loose what little hair I have left.

    Frustrated new guy from Indy


    Christian.
     
  2. turbodronepilot

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    Hey Christian. .
    In the pilot app if the status bar is requiring a firmware update then you probably don't have the latest version available. .
    it should be 1.2.1.06
    I recently had a similar issue and couldn't get my batteries to charge,but I played around with them by charging them while they were on and plugging them in while the charger was on ..
    once I updated the firmware they have worked properly. .
    hope this helps...I know this can be frustrating. .hang in there. ..
    turb...
     
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  3. turbodronepilot

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    Try and always discharge your battery from full charge to low charge in your i1..
    don't use a battery partially then remove it from your ac then reinstall it back in the ac ..
    this can cause a malfunction. .
    it's not a good idea to use batteries that aren't fully charged because it might cause the battery to malfunction ..
     
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  4. Gregg G

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    Speaking of batteries. Do the ispire batteries self discharge after 10 days and do they build up heat when they do. Should I take them out of my hard case?
     
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    Gregg: I've been wondering the same thing.....not sure I like a LiPo in a nice insulated, cosy foam cavity self-discharging any way of dissipating any heat. I'm hoping that the self-discharge is so slow that there will not be any heat build-up. Please...... :)

    Andy.
     
  6. The Editor

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    Page 19 of the manual (item3) will reveal all :)

    Yes they self discharge after a user definable delay (1-10 days).
    Pushing the battery button at anytime before (or during) Discharge phase will reset the delay timer.
    It is possible a small amount of heat is generated during self discharge so probably wise to keep them out of the case, although it is a very slow rate down to circa 65% and takes around 48 hours to achieve 65% from full. :)
     
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  7. IndyChristian

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    Latest firmware is on.

    In not sure what the problem is...