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How to fly safely with a battery about to retire ?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by yali, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. yali

    Nov 8, 2013
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    I am wondering if anyone have recharged battery close to the recommended age of 300 times and still flying with it? and what it is like ? Is it percentage of the battery level drops faster or low level battery warning starts at a higher percentage like 60% ?
  2. noiseboy72

    Jul 13, 2014
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    Lincs, UK
    I doubt you will get near to 300 cycles. 100 - 200 is more typical

    As batteries age, discharge and flight time reduces and the amount of heat increases. You can also get swelling and cell failures, but the most serious is a LiPo fire. These are rare, but they do happen both through accident damage and over discharge. The good news is that the P2V battery is well protected from both and is probably one of the safest batteries in this respect.
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