P3P battery question

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DrewFlies

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I flew my P3P for the first time today. Everything went smooth. However, I let the battery cool down and it seems cool enough to charge again. When I hook up the battery to the charge 1 green light keeps flashing by the power button. Its not charging as the battery is at 50%.
 

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Is it flashing 3 times? If so, the battery is still too hot to charge.
 
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You have to let the battery cool for nearly an hour before recharging. That flashing light means your battery is too warm to recharge. It's a pretty ridiculous issue right now.
 

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FYI, there are a bunch of battery light patterns in the Phantom manual. If the last light is not flashing three times, then refer to the manual to find out what it means.
 
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Mine road on the roof rack in a tool bag for 5 minutes on the way home. Cool enough to charge after i got home.
 
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That's odd that some of you have to wait until your battery is that cool before it will charge. I can pull mine straight out while it is HOT and it will charge right away.
 
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That's odd that some of you have to wait until your battery is that cool before it will charge. I can pull mine straight out while it is HOT and it will charge right away.
Kinda similar for me, I do wait I dunno maybe 10-15 minutes with it pulled out of the P3, but I have never waited an hour. That seems excessive.
 
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Kinda similar for me, I do wait I dunno maybe 10-15 minutes with it pulled out of the P3, but I have never waited an hour. That seems excessive.
It seems to be getting better as my flights increase... but I also happen to not be running the battery all the way down - so it doesn't have as much time to heat up.
 

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