Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Effects of running a battery to empty

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by emilewski, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. emilewski

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2015
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Manchester, CT
    A question: It is stated that you don't want to run your battery all the way down or you will ruin your battery. What does that mean exactly? I ran a battery to empty (well to 6-8%) which has maybe 10 charges on it. It seems fine. Should I worry that it might fall out of the sky at some point due to a battery failure, or might it experience shorter and shorter flight times? Has anyone actually experienced issues with running batteries to empty?
     
  2. bobmyers

    Joined:
    May 10, 2015
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    867
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    No, you shouldn't worry-- check the battery cell balance in the app, if one of the cells on that battery is .03 to .07 lower than the other cells, there may be a developing battery issue. If the battery is consistently flown below 10%, it may not last long.

    The big issue with low cells is that when the battery gets to 50 % in flight and one of the cells is significantly lower than the others-- then the point of failure comes when that cell becomes low enough to drain completely with the current draw it takes to turn the motors.

    The lower a cell gets, the faster it drains. There are many good videos on battery break in, care and maintenance-- do yourself a favor and watch them-- they may save you a lot of grief. Cheers:)
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Effects running battery Forum Date
Tracking text. Don't have Adobe After Effects Photography and Film Aug 20, 2017
Effects of skewed imagery when processing? Surveying and Mapping Mar 15, 2017
Effects of the sun on Phantom General Discussion Feb 3, 2017
Premier Pro and After Effects Training Photos and Video Jan 30, 2017
Lebanon, Indiana | Premier Pro | After Effects Real Estate Dec 3, 2016