Phantom 3 Battery won't charge

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Hi All,

I am new to this scene and I have just bought a Phantom 3 Standard second hand. The drone is in excellent condition however one of the batteries will not charge. If i press the on button the red light comes on and the furthest green light flashes 3 times and then both go off. If I press the on button then release and hold down again the red light comes on and the 4 green lights come on in order from the furthest to the closest. The 4 green lights then go off and the furthest green light flashes before both the red and the green go off. When I plug the battery in the red light comes on and the four green lights light up in sequence from furthest to closest. It does this 4 times and then the furthest green light flashes 3 times before both the red and green lights go off again. I have tried many reset type procedures that I have found online but nothing seems to work.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Gordon
 
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Guess my first question is, did you plug it into the drone to see if it has power? May be charged enough to maintain, but isn't below its "low" threshold? A place to start.

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btw, Welcome to the forum! Lots of knowledge here. Just ask, do some searches. Some of the smarter ones will be along shortly to help more than I can!

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Guess my first question is, did you plug it into the drone to see if it has power? May be charged enough to maintain, but isn't below its "low" threshold? A place to start.

Brad
Hi Brad,

I Didn't know or think to try this but I have now and still the same thing i'm afraid... Thanks for the suggestion though..
 

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Another option is a Forced charge. With the battery unplugged, turn it on like you would if it were in the drone, press red button, release, press and hold for 2 seconds. Soon as the lights come on and stay, plug charger in. See what that does.

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@gordbart,
Welcome to the Forum!

As @Shoot4fun said a Forced Charge, I use that method to top off a battery for a long mission.

I call it topping off the battery. ;)

If you don't trust the battery, then don't use it..

If you haven't look at in the manual, page #15 start of the Phantom Battery

Lots of information here:

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Another option is a Forced charge. With the battery unplugged, turn it on like you would if it were in the drone, press red button, release, press and hold for 2 seconds. Soon as the lights come on and stay, plug charger in. See what that does.

Brad
Hi Brad,

I have tried this but when I plug the battery in the red light comes on and the four green lights light up in sequence from furthest to closest. It does this 4 times and then the furthest green light flashes 3 times before both the red and green lights go off again.

Rgds
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@gordbart,
Welcome to the Forum!

As @Shoot4fun said a Forced Charge, I use that method to top off a battery for a long mission.

I call it topping off the battery. ;)

If you don't trust the battery, then don't use it..

If you haven't look at in the manual, page #15 start of the Phantom Battery

Lots of information here:

Rod
Hi Rod,

Thanks for the link to the manual, that was very useful but unfortunately does not give any insight into my problem. I have tried the forced charge method and that doesn't work either. Thanks anyway though...

Rgds
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