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How many batteries???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TWP723, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. TWP723

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    Found threads on the P2 on this but nothing on the P3 series. Sorry if this is redundant...

    Is there a limit to how many batteries you can have with the P3 series? I have 3 but want to add a couple more.


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  2. bbfpv

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    The only limit is your credit limit.
     
  3. TWP723

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    So...one more?;)
     
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    limit is how deep your pockets are
     
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  5. Radikaltech

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    Yes, ok money... but talking about reality, How many times can you take of discharge a battery, land, put another one and do it again? or in less words how many batteries can a phantom 4 take continuously?
     
  6. blown240

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    I have a buddy that uses 5 continuously, regularly for work.
     
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    YMMV but you should be able to use a battery for about 300 cycles. If you have 3 batteries and fly 3 flights a day that is still probably years worth fo flight.

    I've thought about the charging math and come up with this... 2 batteries is okay but 3 batteries is just about right. When I go out I usually find myself flying 3 flights for the day. However, there are a few times when 4 flights might be needed so I'd say 3 is good but 4 is plenty. I'm not saying that having more is bad though. I'm always flying to get some video and photos to put together a movie. I find that I don't really need more then 4 flights to do this. If I do, it would involve some driving time and I have a charger in the car for this. Having 3-4 batteries means one can be charging while I'm using the next 2-3. If I have 4 batteries and were to follow this routine I think it would allow me to always be flying.
     
  8. Norval

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    I have 5 batteries, and 2 dji multiple chargers, so, can fly for about 100 minutes, and, while one battery is cooling down (it won't charge until the temp drops down to a safe level) one is charging, and the other 3 are ready or being used. Works pretty nice!
    The other plus is, that 5 batteries last a lot more, as they are not cycled that often, meaning I have batteries for about 2 years before they call it quits !


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    I have four flight batteries for my Phantom 3 Pro'. I find that to be enough most days. Ah, but one more would be nice, if it fit in the @dji hardshell backpack. ;-)
    I also bought a second @dji 100w charger, which is very helpful.

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    I had 4, but 1 became swollen inside my P3 while stored inside my car. I was playing tennis in Vegas and I guess the heat was too great. I now take special care to carry a small soft insulated bag and ice for times of extended car storage. Given the fact I had to pry it our of the P3 I still consider myself lucky that it didn't torch inside the P3 and car.


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    You were very lucky, you only lost the one battery. It could have been so much more expensive. ;-)
    An Insulated chest would keep its temperature for a few hours, even more, if it had a bag of ice in it. Ha

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    Agree, and it (swollen battery) was fully charged when I stored it. On the travel home, I happen to make a stop outside of Calico Ghost Town and when I when I pressed the power button to ensure I had power for a quick flight, it only had one light; so it had really cooked. Why it didn't burn is so totally beyond me, but super lucky.


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    I have a friend who works at Calico Ghost Town. He's the Park Ranger. Hahaha

    Talk about a Small world. ;-)

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    I have two batteryfor the p4 and 4 for the p3p.
     
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    I have six for my P3P which I like so that I can go down to 30% or more and not work out the batteries too much. I like to rotate them in order when I can. I fly almost every day.


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    I have 4. Going to buy a 5th one. No such thing as too many!


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    For my needs 3 is fine. I usually get tired after that LOL
     
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    I only have 2. Wish I had a couple more.... Commercial drone insurance ain't cheap.:eek:
     
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