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MSGNitro
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I recently recieved my P3P back from DJI.... THANK YOU!.... For an ESC error. All looks good. I did a test flight and had not 1 problem,... until taking in the house for the night.

I'm currently on the latest firmware and made sure to update all of the batteries to the latest. Prior to this flight, the battery had 4 bars and was fully charged. After the flight, there were 2 bars left. As I don't like leaving a battery half charged for the next flight, I placed it onto the 4 bank DJI charging hub. I left it charging overnight as it was late and couldn't really sit there and monitor it.

In the morning, I removed the battery from the charger since it had a green light on the hub. When checking the battery itself, it only lit up to 2 bars. When placing it back onto the charger, the charging indicator on the battery only flashed from 0 to 2 bars instead of all 4 bars.


What happened to my battery?
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TTT - Anyone?
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Hello MSGNitro, if you use the original charger to charge the battery directly, will the power level go up as normal?
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DJI-Paladin Posted at 2016-8-10 03:08
Hello MSGNitro, if you use the original charger to charge the battery directly, will the power level ...

Hi DJI-Paladin,   I'm not sure. The charger is connected to the hub. I will remove the hub and plug the battery in directly tonight.
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MSGNitro Posted at 2016-8-10 20:17
Hi DJI-Paladin,   I'm not sure. The charger is connected to the hub. I will remove the hub and plu ...

If there are any abnormal issues in charging, you can post a short video clip here.
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DJI-Paladin... here is a link to the video... as well as a picture of the battery

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4O8ewt540rMRVVlN1loejhYODg/view?usp=sharing


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See pictures

Firmware good

Firmware good

Why MAH half and 98%?

Why MAH half and 98%?
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DJI-Paladin Posted at 2016-8-10 22:27
If there are any abnormal issues in charging, you can post a short video clip here.

I posted above... but didn't "Reply" to your message... just making sure you see this.
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MSGNitro Posted at 2016-8-12 23:16
I posted above... but didn't "Reply" to your message... just making sure you see this.

LED blinking in charging is normal. But just to clarify, the battery level doesn't change at all after a whole night charging?
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DJI-Paladin Posted at 2016-8-13 10:48
LED blinking in charging is normal. But just to clarify, the battery level doesn't change at all a ...

Please do not insult my intelligence. I'm quite aware of how the battery light blinks when charging. The problem is 2 fold.

1) A normal battery while charging flashes all the way to 4 lights even on a low battery. This battery is now only flashing to 2 lights regardless.

2) After a full night of charging, the battery remains only charged to 2 lights. This was not the case prior to the last update and the quad returning from repair.
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It only flashes to 4 lights if it is almost fully charged. A low battery would only flash one light. Two lights flashing indicates it is about half-charged. Are you sure your charger is working correctly? Do you have any other batteries? Do they charge up correctly still?
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MSGNitro Posted at 2016-8-14 22:27
Please do not insult my intelligence. I'm quite aware of how the battery light blinks when chargin ...

Please see it here. If the battery keeps 2 led flashing after several hours' charging, it is probably a hardware issue : batteryled.JPG
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I know you've been trying and trying to charge it and can't get past 50% but have you tried flattening it'?

Maybe hover (low) until 1 light is on (keep an eye on RTH) and then try charging?

Might be worth a go
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DJI-Paladin Posted at 2016-8-14 22:42
Please see it here. If the battery keeps 2 led flashing after several hours' charging, it is proba ...

Again, I'm quite familiar with the proper charging of the battery and what the indicators mean.

If there is no solution for this problem, then I need a replacement battery. This problem did not happen until the last firmware update. As you see from the post, it has only been charged 10 times. For it to fail after 10 charges is absolutely ridiculous.
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knobbydave Posted at 2016-8-15 02:10
I know you've been trying and trying to charge it and can't get past 50% but have you tried flatte ...

I'm not sure what you mean by "flattening".
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KM5RG-Robert Posted at 2016-8-14 12:09
It only flashes to 4 lights if it is almost fully charged. A low battery would only flash one light. ...

I have 3 batteries and the other 2 have charged just fine and charge all the way to 4 bars. I have not used them since the latest firmware and the drone returned from warranty repair. Now I'm a little leery of even using them if they are going to be "killed"
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MSGNitro Posted at 2016-8-15 20:07
I'm not sure what you mean by "flattening".

What I meant was if it is only actually half charged as it reports then put the battery in the drone and run the motors until the battery is down to 1 bar and try charging from there

(I honestly don't hold out much hope, but that is what I would try)
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knobbydave@hotm Posted at 2016-8-15 08:46
What I meant was if it is only actually half charged as it reports then put the battery in the dro ...

I get it. I'll try. The charger assumes it's fully charged and shows Green. The battery stops at 2 bars as well. I'm wondering if it's an issue with the charging hub. Firmware on it not working right with the latest battery firmware?

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MSGNitro Posted at 2016-8-15 21:09
I get it. I'll try. The charger assumes it's fully charged and shows Green. The battery stops at 2 ...

If it always stops charging in 2 bars, please contact our US tech support and send it in. Sorry for your frustration and the inconvenience. DJI US.JPG
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DJI-Paladin Posted at 2016-8-15 21:57
If it always stops charging in 2 bars, please contact our US tech support and send it in. Sorry fo ...

Thank you DJI-Paladin. I emailed support to start a ticket.
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