Replacement Battery

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brianrosenthal119
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Replacement Battery

Post by brianrosenthal119 » Wed May 02, 2018 9:46 pm

My Quad is down to about a 5 minute battery life. Does anyone know of a source for a replacement battery?

Any reason why I shouldn't use a drone battery?

Thanks!

-Brian

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Re: Replacement Battery

Post by jeffcigrand » Fri May 18, 2018 1:26 am

use a lipo (lithium polymer) just open the case check the mAh and buy an equivalent lipo. when connecting it back check that the positive and negative leads aren't swapped else you can do that by carefully lifting the plastic tabs on the jst connector and pulling out the leads.

Possible stores: Adafruit, amazon. But it MUST be lipo else the charging mechanism can break the battery and result in a fire.

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Re: Replacement Battery

Post by brianrosenthal119 » Fri May 18, 2018 1:42 am

I ended up ordering this:

http://www.gravitech.us/poliionbali1.html

which appears to be an exact replacement.

I'll post a followup.

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Re: Replacement Battery

Post by jeffcigrand » Fri May 18, 2018 6:36 am

It seems to be the correct one, before plugging it in, check that the red and black wire are on the same sides as on the old one.
Here is a video about how to swap the leads, if needed :)



Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G7iIwfuaJ8

i use alot o lipo's so I do this quite often, it really depends on the manufacturer, how they put the leads.

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Re: Replacement Battery

Post by brianrosenthal119 » Fri May 18, 2018 11:50 pm

Will do, thanks.

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Re: Replacement Battery

Post by brianrosenthal119 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:32 pm

In case anyone finds this post looking for a battery, the above link is NOT a direct replacement. It's a different size (a bit thicker) and has the wrong connector.

Swapping the connector isn't an issue; I'm thinking about 3D printing a spacer for the scope's shell to accommodate the battery's additional thickness.

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