How to Charge Dji Phantom 3

Posted on February 15th, 2023

Have you bought a used DJI phantom 3 and want to know How to Charge DJI Phantom 3..? In this article, i will answer all your questions.

How to Charge DJI Phantom 3 Standard Controller

To Charge the DJI Phantom 3 remote controller, insert Micro USB port of the provided Micro USB cable into your DJI Phantom 3 standard controller. The Battery Level Indicator will blink green when it is charging.

How to Charge DJI Phantom 3 controller

You can insert the USB into a phone charger or laptop for charging DJI Phantom 3. However, it is recommended to use standard DJI charger for charging DJI remote controller.

If your DJI Phantom 3 charger have a charging cable similar to a laptop charger, then don’t worry, you will find a port on the right side of the Phantom 3 controller.

Note : it is recommended to charge the controller and battery separately as overload will make the charger heat up.

DJI Phantom 3 Controller Battery :

Phantom 3 has 2600 mAh LiPo battery, the LED lights on the controller will blink green when it is charging. As it gains charger, LED will stay green and stop blinking.

Once the DJI Phantom 3 controller battery is fully charged, all LEDs will turn green and stop blinking. 


How to Charge DJI Phantom 3 Battery :

1. Connect the battery charger to a suitable power supply (100-240V, 50/60Hz).
2. Open the protection cap on the battery charger and connect it to the Intelligent Flight Battery. If the
battery level is above 95%, turn on the battery before charging, otherwise it will not be fully charged.
3. The Battery Level Indicator will display the current battery level as it is charging.
4. The Battery Level Indicators will turn off when charging is complete. Disconnect the Intelligent Flight
Battery from the battery charger.

Note : Always turn off the Intelligent Flight Battery before inserting it into or removing it from the aircraft.
Air cool the Intelligent Flight Battery after each flight. Allow its temperature to drop to room
temperature before charging it.

How to Charge DJI Phantom 3 battery

DJI Phantom 3 battery not charging :

If your DJI phantom 3 controller or battery is not charging then it needs a firmware update. Insert the batteries in the drone and update the firmware through DJI fly APP.

DJI Intelligent Flight Battery Functions :
1. Battery Level Display: LEDs display the current battery level.
2. Battery Life Display: LEDs display the current battery life.
3. Auto-Discharging Function: The battery automatically discharges to below 65% of battery level when
it is left idle (pressing the power button will exit idle state) for more than 10 days to prevent swelling.
It takes about two days to discharge the battery from 100% to 65%, and it is normal to feel moderate
heat emitting from the battery during the discharge process. The discharge thresholds can be
adjusted in the DJI GO app.
4. Balanced Charging: Automatically balances the voltage of each battery cell when charging.
5. Overcharge Protection: Automatically stops charging the battery when it is fully charged.
6. Temperature Detection: The battery will only charge when its core temperature is between 0°C and
40°C (32°F and 104°F).
7. Over-current Protection: The battery stops charging when the maximum current of 8A is exceeded.
8. Over-Discharge Protection: The battery stops discharging when the battery voltage reaches 12V to
prevent damage from over-discharge.
9. Short Circuit Protection: Automatically cuts the power supply when a short circuit is detected.
10. Battery Cell Damage Detection: The DJI GO app display a warning message if a damaged battery
cell is detected.
11. Battery Log: Show the last 32 entries of battery information including warning messages.
12. Sleep Mode: The battery enters sleep mode after 20 minutes of inactivity to save power.
13. Communication: The battery voltage, capacity, current and other relevant information is sent to the
flight controller

Low Temperature Environments:
1. The battery capacity is significantly reduced when flying in cold environments (i.e. air temperatures
below 0°C).
2. It is not recommended to fly in very cold environments (i.e. air temperatures below -10°C). Ensure the
battery voltage is stable when operating in air temperatures between -10°C and 5°C.
3. End the flight as soon as possible if the Low Battery Level Warning appears when you are flying in low
temperature environments.
4. Try to warm up the battery indoors prior to flying in low temperature environments.
5. Keep the battery core temperature above 20°C to ensure optimal performance.
6. The charger will pause the charging process if the battery core temperature is out of operating range
(0°C ~ 40°C ).

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