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P3 "Smart" Battery won't charge past 50%

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Rrotz, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Rrotz

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    On the 4 battery charging hub the light is yellow and it turns off after charging to only 50% It won't charge past 50%. Was there a firmware upgrade for Inspire 1 and P3 batteries?
     
  2. robinb

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    When you plug it into the drone does the status show 50% ?
    Yes there was a firmware update a while ago for batteries.
     
  3. RoyVa

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    With it plugged in power on the battery and see if that force it to start charging. Batteries that are more than 50% charged will sometime require a little help in starting them charging.
     
  4. msinger

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    Rrotz, I ran into the same issue when charging my Inspire 1 batteries on Saturday. One of the batteries only charged 50%. DJI did release an update for the hub (which I installed). If you didn't install the update, you can download the "Charging Hub Upgrader" here.
     
    #4 msinger, Oct 13, 2015
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