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Long Term P3 Battery Storage

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by tundrastruck, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. tundrastruck

    Jul 6, 2015
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    Iqaluit, Nunavut
    While I wait for my P3A to be delivered. I've been reading up on various topics. One being care for the Phantom batteries. I hope to get a lot of fly time, but living in the arctic means the colder season starts in September/October and lasts in to May.

    I can't see myself out in -50 celcius flying my new bird. Though I'm sure there will be a warmer day or two where I'd like to take it out and see how it handles in the cold.

    That said, I am curious as to how best store my batteries for long term over the winter months.

    Can LiPo's be stored for months at a time and still maintain their life span?

    Anyone have and advice that can be offered?
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  2. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Oct 30, 2014
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    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    Yes. The batteries will automatically start discharging to a safe storage level after 10 days. That discharge process takes about two days. Pressing the button on the battery will reset the 10-day period. You can decrease that 10-day waiting period in the DJI Pilot app if you'd like.

    Here are some other recommendations from DJI:
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