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Karlos7
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I want to buy another battery for my P4. I'd like to buy one on eBay because they have good deals, but before I do is there such a thing as a cheap knock off battery? I don't want to buy something thinking I'm getting a good deal then find out the hard way it wasn't
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Yes, there are counterfeit intelligent flight batteries. Buy only from reputable sources.


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Karlos7
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-1-29 23:29
Yes, there are counterfeit intelligent flight batteries. Buy only from reputable sources.

Is it OK to use a 5870mah, HIGH CAPACITY battery with my P4?
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Karlos7 Posted at 2017-1-30 13:20
Is it OK to use a 5870mah, HIGH CAPACITY battery with my P4?

Is it a DJI OEM flight pack?


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-1-30 13:21
Is it a DJI OEM flight pack?

Haven't bought it yet, was just asking before I did. What are the flight times I could expect from this battery, & are there any other benefits for using a high capacity battery?
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Karlos7 Posted at 2017-1-30 13:29
Haven't bought it yet, was just asking before I did. What are the flight times I could expect from this battery, & are there any other benefits for using a high capacity battery?

"What are the flight times I could expect from this battery"
10% longer - an extra 2.5 minutes.

I haven't seen many fake P4 batteries about?
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Karlos7 Posted at 2017-1-30 13:29
Haven't bought it yet, was just asking before I did. What are the flight times I could expect from this battery, & are there any other benefits for using a high capacity battery?

Seems so. Yeah, go for it... Ha

https://www.advexure.com/store/d ... ry-5870mah-part-64/

Product Description
The new DJI Phantom 4 High Capacity Battery is here. With the release of the Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro+, DJI has released a new High Capacity Phantom 4 Flight Battery which provides up to 30 minutes of flight time on your Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Pro, or Phantom 4 Pro+. These new batteries are compatible with ALLPhantom 4 models.
Professional aerial imaging benefits from longer flight times. With the DJI Phantom 4 High Capacity Battery, the Phantom 4 Pro and Pro+ have a maximum flight time of 30 minutes, providing more time in the air to capture the perfect shot. The DJI GO app shows battery lifetime and calculates remaining flight times according to distance traveled and more. It will give alerts when it reaches a minimum safe amount required for a safe journey back to the takeoff point. An advanced battery management system is also in place to prevent overcharging and over draining. When placed in longer term storage, batteries will discharge power to maintain good health.

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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-1-30 13:41
Seems so. Yeah, go for it... Ha

https://www.advexure.com/store/d ... ry-5870mah-part-64/

Thank you. That link you posted said it all.
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Karlos7 Posted at 2017-1-30 13:49
Thank you. That link you posted said it all.

You're very welcome. Web searches are "fun and easy". Ha

Have a most memorable time, with your flight kit, a enjoy your time, well spent, while on the forum. ;-)

Fly safe...

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I always buy amazon prime, because 1. if i find the battery is not dji, it's easy to return. And 2, if the battery fails within a year, amazon will most likely replace or refund - and who knows how long the battery was on the shelf before being sold....(EDIT: Mine are P3A, forgot to mention)
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Phantomski Posted at 2017-1-30 14:54
I always buy amazon prime, because 1. if i find the battery is not dji, it's easy to return. And 2, if the battery fails within a year, amazon will most likely replace or refund - and who knows how long the battery was on the shelf before being sold....

The P4 high capacity packs are still relatively new. So no worries there. ;-)


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Hi, the P4 batteries are pretty safe at this stage there are not many knock off batteries around, (but they are still around) compared to the P3's battery's you can get aftermarket/counterfeit one's everywhere.
You will be safe in buying genuine flight batteries from a repeatable dji dealer.   
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well said redhot !!!  you are spot on with that statement !
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Grizz 1 Posted at 2017-1-30 16:36
well said redhot !!!  you are spot on with that statement !

IN time, there may be several imposters... Haha

Which in this case of imitation, is not the nicest form of flattery. Chuckles


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There are two different Phantom 4 Batteries: (cp.pt.000342 Part #7) and (cp.pt.000399 Part #54)?

Apparently the 399 is the latest and most current version (released in June/ July 2016). The best distinction between the two is that 399 has super bright LED display compared to the older model and/or knock offs. The older model 342 had issues with small hairline cracks next to the LED display. Not quite sure which model has the wobbling/ loose battery housing effect though.

Also, whatever you do, DO NOT purchase from this seller.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.html?ie=UTF8&a=B01D2PKYMI

You've be warned! Please don't ask me how I know. Lol

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Another little tip if you come across a battery that you find online and you think its suspect check the net weight (if it's available) of the suspect battery against dji's battery specs, normally the suspect battery will be a different net weight.
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Karlos7 Posted at 2017-1-30 13:20
Is it OK to use a 5870mah, HIGH CAPACITY battery with my P4?

The standard P4 is not recommended to use the P4P's high capacity batteries, though you can use the standard P4 batteries with the P4P/+.
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2017-1-30 21:59
The standard P4 is not recommended to use the P4P's high capacity batteries, though you can use the standard P4 batteries with the P4P/+.

Is that statement from the advexure site false?
"These new batteries are compatible with ALL Phantom 4 models."


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