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Battery self discharge
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Salmonslayer
Second Officer
Flight distance : 100220 ft
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Just wondering, Is it harmful for my P3S battery to discharge several times without actual use? What I mean by this us I have charged up my battery several time only to be unable to get out, thus the battery discharges (set for 3 days). It has been charged and discharged 3, times, is this not good for the battery?
2017-5-29
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john.g
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I'm thinking the bigger issue would be keeping battery at full charge.  Will tend to eventually cause it to "puff".  At that point battery is pretty much spent
2017-5-30
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WilliamM
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Not hurting anything in the big sense. It does use battery cycles, just like you used the battery in the same amount.
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Aardvark
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You could always set the discharge period to 10 days, or if you push button to check charge I believe that resets the day counter to zero.
You will not harm the batteries by doing what you are.
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Salmonslayer
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I have set to three days as I have read that the longer it stays fully charged the harder it is o. The battery but by setting to 3 days I find I'm recharging a lot, only get weekends off to fly so charge on a Friday night on hopes I get out on the weekend, when this plan fails I know it will discharge on Monday then have to do it all again Friday.... If I change to any other cycle really doesn't help... Tks
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Michgolden
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I hear ya with only getting to fly on the weekends. I usually will get up Saturday morning and as soon as I know I have a little time later I'll throw 1 on. Like stated above it does no harm doing what you are doing, the only negative is you'll eventually shorten the overall life of the battery.
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