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Phantom 2 battery hack -smart battery to go to ordinary lipo

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Mods' started by zgrocks, May 5, 2016.

  1. zgrocks

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    Hello,im David from Croatia.Im not flying for 3 months because of the swollen almost dead battery .I really need technical expertise or step by step how to solder and make a connection on the smart battery ,so it can go on ordinary li po batteries.I would put multistar 5200mah .So please if there is ayone to help me i would be grateful.I have found some guys that have done it but i dont have high res pictures.
     

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    I think any electronics repair shop can help you out. Basically the cells are in series then connected in parallel in this type of battery (from my knowledge). You just need a local electronics repair man to help you out !

    I will ask someone here in Romania soon to do this mod for me when my 1st battery will "die". I plan on using 2 x 2700 or 2800 mAh batteries strapped on the sides.

    Until I need this mod I sadly can't help ... I have two original batteries and I'm planning on buying another two original ones in the near future but when my 1st one dies I will look into this mod.
     
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    David, I didn't do this yet, but am going to it when the battery goes.
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    ola amigo soy de colombia el único consejo que te doy es que no hagas la soldadura directamente en esa placa por que te da problemas almonento de reiniciar la batería para que otra ves quede en 100% cuando se te descargue...
     
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    espero y te sirvan
     

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  7. Wrecked

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    Did this hack a while ago. Now I can use 17 euro batteries from hobbyking in my Phantom 2. Flight time is 18 minutes. Happy days!
     

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    One of the best guides ever, it is in russian (or something similar :p) BUT with subtitles.



    It is great and explains in detail all the internals and connections of the battery.
     
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    What a great idea, I have 2 batteries that are not holding a charge properly and I was just going to dispose of them but I think I will do this with them instead!

    Sent from my SM-G920F using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
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    I'm going to try this method instead of adding extra weight and drag. The multistar batteries are cheap online.
     
  12. Andy Ritchie

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    Let me know how you get on with it, my biggest concern is the cutting the case, I once mistakenly laid a battery pack on top of a pin and it pierced the battery and I had some pretty flames and smoke lol!

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    I used a dermal tool with a cutting disc on the sides and back but you do have to be careful around the rear of the case. No problem with the front of the case as it just snaps together. I took two apart and just barely cut into battery on one around the rear of the case. Cutting the front of the case for the battery terminals an circuit board was easy and again i used the dermal with the cutting wheel to do that. You do have to use the newer battery with the square copper info pads not the round pads so you can solder wires to the pads leads they are not the same on the round pads. That is why I had to open the second battery.
     
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    Here are some photo of the circuit board and how the housing was cut for the board/battery terminal. Read both threads. IMG_0075.jpg IMG_0078.jpg IMG_0076.jpg
    View his video on which wire goes where for the info pads.
    IMG_0074.jpg
     
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