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Phantom 1 Battery advice?

Postby Rastus » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:47 pm

What is a popular Lipo battery that will fit the Phantom 1 battery compartment? I'm still learning about the different characteristics of Lipos, 3S, 25C, 35C 2400mAh, 2700mAh etc.
I bought a couple of the Mad Dog 25C 2700 mAh. The fit was tight to begin with. They've since expanded a little and will no longer fit the battery compartment.
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Re: Phantom 1 Battery advice?

Postby G6EJD » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:24 pm

3S 2200mA-Hr is the best size. If your batteries have puffed, they have either been overcharged or discharged. Make sure you are charging them with a lipo charger and don't recharge when they are warm and don't run them until they are flat/empty, it gets expensive doing that!
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Re: Phantom 1 Battery advice?

Postby 4wd » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:58 am

Are these supposed to be stored around 50% ideally?
Must say I have two increasingly neglected but like to fly (the P1) every now and then.
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Re: Phantom 1 Battery advice?

Postby Rastus » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:04 pm

Thanks for the replies.
I use a good charger and always charge in the balanced mode. I find the batteries are routinely @ 13% after I fly. Is that a safe percentage?
I keep them fully charged and sometimes wait a 4-8 weeks before I fly. Could that be why they are getting a little puffy? Even my "standard" 3S 35C 2400mAh batteries are a little puffy.
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Re: Phantom 1 Battery advice?

Postby G6EJD » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:02 pm

It is well documented that discharging a LiPo below 20% of capacity creates damage, usually in the form of heat and gassing as an adverse chemical reaction takes place. A puffed battery cannot be recovered in size, but will usually continue to work reasonably well. Don't discharge below 20% determine the 20% point by checking returned charge as a % of nominal battery capacity. So a 2400mA-Hr battery should have no more than 1920mA-Hr return charge - and don't charge when still hot/warm.
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Re: Phantom 1 Battery advice?

Postby lalacurf121 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:45 am

Thanks for the info
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Re: Phantom 1 Battery advice?

Postby DivenParker » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:07 am

There is one Lipo named Tattu 2700mAh 3S 25C, it is designed for DJI Phantom 1, you can try to use this battery.
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