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Aftermarket P3 Batteries: Non DJI Brand

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Goldsaum82, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Goldsaum82

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    Looking at buying an extra battery, and found some highly rated P3 batteries on Amazon (non-DJI brand). Compared to the $110 for OEM batteries, these are $79.99. While these are reported to work exactly the same as the DJI brand smart batteries, can anyone attest to actually using them? I've pasted a link below for the product I'm looking at. Thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...
    https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Batt-4480...=1472576362&sr=8-4&keywords=phantom+3+battery
     
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    The best advice I can offer is that DJI will not honor their warranty if you damage your Phantom while using a third party battery. So, you might be out more than the ~$20 you're going to save.
     
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    Some things like the propulsion power I only use genuine DJI batteries. If a third party battery fails in flight at the very least you have a broken quad that DJI won't warranty. But hey, ya saved $30! :D

    Buy real DJI batteries, the hobby has cost associated with it and there are some things you can't cheap out on.
     
  4. Chris0137

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    I bought an after market battery for my old P2 to save $10.00. After (5) flights it swelled up like a puffer fish and I was barely able to remove it from the drone. A totally different style battery I know but that experience was my last with after market batteries other than with my Go-Pro where it's not critical.
     
  5. Goldsaum82

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    Thanks for the feedback. Based on this, I will almost certainly stick with the DJI brand. Regards.
     
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    Stay away from non dji batteries...either won't work or cause failure....I manage my batteries really well and have no probs
     
  7. joet

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    Props and batteries - 2 things I will only buy from DJI. Anything affecting flight and safety, it's not worth saving a few bucks.
     
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