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Marcellsr
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One extra for me but plan on getting one more  
2017-2-14
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Johnnyv
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I have 2 batteries for my P3 4K and 3 for my P3 Pro.
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TPVAerials
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I purchased 3 extra batteries on top of the 1 my phantom came with. This allows me at least 1 full hour of flight time at any location.
2017-3-1
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StanfordWebbie
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I think it really depends on how much flying you wish to do at any given time. I have a total of two batteries.  Only rarely do I use the 2nd one during any single outing.  Most often, I'm tired and finished flying after the first battery runs low on power.  I'm sure many of the others on this forum can go through several battery charges when out for a day of flying.  So take your time and decide just how much time you'll spend out there - that will tell you how many you need.  Flying can wear you out.  
2017-4-19
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HiTechRob
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I own a total of 5 Intelligent Flight batteries for my P4P+.  If you fly most of the day, you need that many - or more.
2017-4-19
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Quad Zeppelin
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I bought a P4 bundle that came with 3 batteries. That was great for a while but, when I started traveling to fly I found that it would be beneficial to have more fly time. Best Buy has them on sale right now so yesterday I picked up 2 more. In my opinion, you should get at least 2 batteries for your bird. Good luck.
2017-4-19
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Dalork
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I have 2 OEM batteries, would like 3 or 4 in total one day but just too costly here in Australia so for now making do with those 2. Which so far has been ample, in fact 90% of the time I have only needed the one battery but if going away camping or for holidays more would certainly make life easier
2017-4-19
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hward51
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Just caught a sale for new at $74 each for P3-A.  Had to buy 2 more.
2017-4-20
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dmwierz Posted at 2015-6-5 13:27
My guess is your results aren't accurate. What are the odds that 42% of people have 4 or more batteries?

I do.. .I have 5
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Dalork
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hward51 Posted at 2017-4-20 06:56
Just caught a sale for new at $74 each for P3-A.  Had to buy 2 more.

Wow, is that genuine OEM? Nice buy, I've seen a couple of sales but none that would ship to where I live sadly.
2017-4-20
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pasaytenpete
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Two batteries right now.     No plans to buy anymore yet.
2017-5-10
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pilotbavaria
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Now 5, thats enough. Desperately seeking a Car Charger to get them load.
2017-6-9
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fans72aa2ed1
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Zero here. Even the one that came with the P3S is gone. Waiting on DJI to send it back from repair.
2017-6-9
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Dirty Bird
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I am have 6 P2, 8 P3, 4 P4, & 3 Mavic batteries.
2017-6-10
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Porkhunt
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1 Extra i have ,for me it is enough, as I am happy with the flight time of a single battery but good to have a extra just in case!
2017-6-10
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definitely gonna need more than 1 if you like to stay in the air or if you like to shoot shoot scenes...the copter has to warm up icu......then you would have to input your settings adjust balances....scan the are for safety...which leaves you with maybe 20 min flight time. goes really fast with just 1 battery.
2017-6-11
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I have 5 for my P2
I have 5 for my p3p
And I have 4 for my pop
Then I have about 20 for my syma   
2017-6-14
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solentlife
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I had 4 till one went swimming with my P3S ... but now back to 3 for my P3P.

I rarely use more than 2 in a session ... but always have the three with me - plus a car and LiPo charger if needed.

The P3 is a good video platform for recording shows ... and you do not have to FLY it to have good recordings. You can hold it and use the AC as a "SteadyCam" walking round recording.

Even at shows - I never used all 4 but was nice to have them there.

And for anyone interested - only ONE was a genuine DJI ... all others were Kuentl supplied copies and worked perfectly. Sadly he doesn't sell DJI batterys anymore ... so our club needs find another reliable supplier.

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2017-8-2
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Lectro88
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I currently have 6 batteries. If I end up purchasing the 2nd P3P that I've written about I'll have 8 spares
2017-8-2
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Lectro88
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Yes all are OEM. wait I think there is 1 imposter let me go check.
They're all original Phantom 4480's  
I need more remote power, With my ole 3 port blue supercharger 40-70 min per battery depending on cool down time, I can recoup more than my 2 remotes can keep up with.
2017-8-2
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solentlife
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Lectro88 Posted at 2017-8-2 21:06
Yes all are OEM. wait I think there is 1 imposter let me go check.
They're all original Phantom 4480's  
I need more remote power, With my ole 3 port blue supercharger 40-70 min per battery depending on cool down time, I can recoup more than my 2 remotes can keep up with.

The Std remote can be top-up charged with a Mobile Power Pack ... being a single 3.7V LiPo cell and based on 5V USB charge.

But the other controllers such as Adv and Pro are 2cell 7.4V and would need either a car charger or a LiPo charger to do it on field.
It is possible to rig a 'pocket system' .... a LiPo charger that works of 11 - 18V ... a 3S or 4S LiPo as power supply. A lead from Charger to Controller.

Basically you power the charger from the LiPo and then set the mode to 2S Charge only at 1 - 2A .... plug into controller and start. If like me - I have boxes of LiPo's that can do this job ...
The only factor to consider is that the Adv and Pro controllers have 6000mAh battery !! That's a lot of capacity - over 2x that of the standards 2600 ...
Why ? Because the cable from Controller to Phone / Tablet by default charges the phone / tablet ! So battery has to suffer two loads : a) controller b) charging phone / tablet.

Nigel
2017-8-3
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Siambuddhas Group
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One extra...
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Nebicaneser
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only 1 ;)
2018-2-21
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RedHotPoker
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Still have only four intelligent flight packs for my incredible trouble free Phantom 3 Pro.

But I do plan on getting another one soon.


I would like to have seven in total, as that's how many my Plasticase Nanuk 945 case has cut outs, for holding them all.


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dorbot
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Lol Poker, Same here. The number of batteries is defined by the number of available storage spaces in the case and one in the drone.
I have six batteries. None of them are extra or superfluous.
But I think that means I have 5 "extra"
So for the phantom 4 Pro that means at a conservative 20 minutes per battery it gives about 2 hours flight time with a comfortable margin.
Does not help for range of course,( not much point trying for range with the European radio transmission power limits) but it means you don't have to rush when you are trying to get a specific task done. After a firmware update you can waste a battery just messing about testing if DJI have put some unexpected, features,  in there. Perhaps flying to or over the highest obstacle to measure its height and set a valid RTH height, general preperation before the "Take 1".

Would be cool if these things used fuel cells instead, 5 hour continuous flight time, lol.

What about aftermarket batteries? Anyone tried them? Half the price and nearly the same capacity.

   
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dorbot
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fans72aa2ed1 Posted at 2017-6-9 21:22
Zero here. Even the one that came with the P3S is gone. Waiting on DJI to send it back from repair.

What range do you get with that number of batteries?

Previously I thought number of batteries did not affect range, but now I may be proved wrong?
2018-2-21
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Amateur Droner
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Two came with my used P3S, and I am waiting on two that I ordered.
So I will have 4.
2018-2-21
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sidtx
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2 for my P3S.  Never needed more than that.  40+ minutes of flight time was all I usually needed.

Now I have 2 more for my Spark.   However, I may purchase another one for the Spark, as I'm only getting 12 minutes per battery.    Another one will put me about the same flying time as my P3S (Which I still fly).

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2018-2-21
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IamWedge
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I've got three batteries right now.  Its nice to be able to do a little bit more.  But, I plan on buying 2 more.  So ill have a total of 5
2018-2-21
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RedHotPoker
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dmwierz Posted at 2015-6-5 13:27
My guess is your results aren't accurate. What are the odds that 42% of people have 4 or more batteries?

Yes, I have four intelligent flight packs here, for my  Phantom 3 Pro'.
I would appreciate to own seven, to fill all of the battery compartments in my Plasticase Nanuk 945 hard side case.

It should be enough battery power to last a whole afternoon, at the heli field.
Even though there is a diesel generator available, to charge our flight pack, battery array.

Perhaps I will let DJI forum buy me another battery. ;-)


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dorbot
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OVER 9000!
2018-2-22
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O-Aerial
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I own  3 phantom 4 pro
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I own 3 phantom 4 pro
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I own 3 phantom 4 pro
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fans97fa1a30
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Have 2 ordering #3.
2018-2-24
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Anyone have problem of direction red arrow not showing actual direction of flights?
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Mark The Droner
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I would buy them one at a time as you need them because they tend to wear out with age.  Buying a bunch at once is likely not the best strategy.  Buy a good quality battery every so often as the previous battery begins to wear out.  The max mAh will begin to decrease with age and there's nothing you can do about it.  So buy them one at a time.  That way you will always have a great battery when you need one for a particularly long flight.  But you will also have others that you can use for shorter flights.  I currently have eight P2 series batteries and they're all working well with my two P2 series ACs.  But I have only one P3 battery atm.  
2018-2-24
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bob37
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Two have always been enough for my flights.  Perhaps my attention span is short!
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AMZPOW
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Have extra 2
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David Martin Graff
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It depends on which drone you're asking about: My Spark I have 5 batteries, My Mavic 2 Zoom only 1 battery, My Mavic Pro I have had many but several went back to DJI because they became swollen.
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