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Yet Another Battery Question

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Mopar Bob, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Mopar Bob

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    There are many posts about battery failures but none of them seem to reflect the issue I am having, so here goes: I have a battery that has 45 charges on it. All cells are equal an look good. Occasionally, and that is the key here...occasionally, this battery drops from 20% to 5% instantly. Not all the time, but just sometimes. The battery has been calibrated from 100% to shutoff, then recharged to 100% on several occassions. It has not gone through the auto discharge function. So when I fly with this battery, I don't really do anything because I fear it will screw up on me under a normal flight. So the $200 battery is basically useless.

    Does anyone have a clue as to why this may be happening? Is it happening to others? I typically I fly with 5 batteries and this is the only one that shows this erratic behavior.
     
  2. Scotflieger

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    Even with the post-1.3.0 recalibration, a battery can drop quickly (not instantly) when below 20%. I always ensure that I am returning to land by 30% and on the ground by 20%.
     
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