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Inspire 1 Remote Drains Too Quickly

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Kevin Cabral, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Kevin Cabral

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    Is this normal? I can't remember if I charged it full the first time I got the remote and Inspire 2 months ago. I tried draining it to 7% and charged to full. Didn't do anything to help the issue. With a full charge, it'll drop to 80% or mid 80%'s within 5-6 flights. Anyone else experiencing this?
     
  2. unyks

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    Same here and I don't think that this not normal. 80% is good after 120 minutes of flights + pre and after flight stuff.

    Remember it is a Lipo and you have to treat it this way (storage load etc)

    Chris
     
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  3. Kevin Cabral

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    So your remote drains quick too? I drained my battery to 7% 2 days ago. You think I should try and drain it completely until it shuts off and see if it helps? I charged it full just now. DJI reads the battery % at 98%. Not sure why it's not showing 100% :S
     
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    No, I think having 80% after 5 or 6 flights is ok. After the flight your RC was at least 2hrs switched on + it charged your mobile device or tablet. To be honest I never checked the exact battery status of the RC , just the LEDs.

    Chris
     
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    Oh so it's okay how it's behaving? I just noticed it drain quicker than the Phantom 3 and Phantom 4 RC's. When I had the P3P RC, that thing lasted forever. This Inspire RC, doesn't last as long. Maybe it's doing more processing than what we see in the Phantom RC's?
     
  6. unyks

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    Yeah maybe we should wait what others are saying. I never really paid attention to it as I thought the battery consumption is reasonable.
    Know knows, maybe you are right:)
     
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    Normal.
    How much time do you expect out of it?
    6x14mins = roughly 90 min flight time (give or take)
    Multiply that by three and you would be in the air for around four and a half hours and you would still have 40% of RC battery left.
    Another 90 mins in the air would put you at 6 hours flight time and still have 20% remote battery left!!!!
     
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    Lmao I was just curious on why it drains quicker than the Phantom 3/4 RC's. That's all. When I had the P3P RC, that thing was like a cockroach. Charged it once, and lasted me forever lol
     
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    The Inspire has the Lightbridge AND the 5.8ghz slave/master link so draws slightly more current.
    I would say 6 hours flight/use is pretty good.
    Never been an issue for me on any job or days flying I have done.
     
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    Oh I see, well that explains it. Question, why when I fully charged it, it finished, but shows 98% in the app. Do I need to drain this RC completely until it shuts off, then charge it back up?
     
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    No - they do not need calibrating.
    You have just lost circa 2% of your RC Lipo capacity so 120mAh from 6,000.
    Lipos decrease in capacity with age - it's just a fact of life.
    Using the calculation above you may have lost 7 minutes of RC battery out of 6 hours!!
    Not really an issue.
     
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    Oh I see... that's not bad. But how come it won't charge up to 100% though. Why stop at 98% charge. So basically it'll eventually stop charging at 60% and won't go further? I just don't see why it won't just display 100% charge even though I lost 2% of life. The Inspire batteries show 100% charge even when the health reads 92%