My battery becomes bigger when I charge it

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alan.bridgestone
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My battery becomes bigger when I charge it

Post by alan.bridgestone » 01 Dec 2013, 21:36

This evening I was charging the original battery of V1 Ardrone and someone the battery case has just opened...

Is this a signal that the charge is broken ?

Thanks in advance for your help

Alan

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Re: My battery becomes bigger when I charge it

Post by pawelsky » 01 Dec 2013, 21:57

alan.bridgestone wrote:This evening I was charging the original battery of V1 Ardrone and someone the battery case has just opened...

Is this a signal that the charge is broken ?
Could be charger, could be battery.

If that battery has been used for quite a while I would say its days are over. If it is puffed to the extend that it actually does not fit the plastic case anymore I would stop using it as it may end up badly (you probably won't get much flight time of it anymore anyway).

If that is a new battery then your charger can be broken and overload the battery or the Drone is bad and draws too much current from it.

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Re: My battery becomes bigger when I charge it

Post by alan.bridgestone » 02 Dec 2013, 08:34

Then I believe I have a problem with the battery charger that has gone. Can anyone suggest a good battery charger ?

Thanks in advance for your help

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Re: My battery becomes bigger when I charge it

Post by AR.Tommy » 02 Dec 2013, 11:07

Hello,

have a look at the imax b6 charger. You can only use batteries with "real" balancer plugs. So, the original AR.Drone 1 batteries are okay, the AR.Drone 2 batteries not.
http://www.digitalsirup.com

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Re: My battery becomes bigger when I charge it

Post by pawelsky » 02 Dec 2013, 11:27

AR.Tommy wrote:You can only use batteries with "real" balancer plugs. So, the original AR.Drone 1 batteries are okay, the AR.Drone 2 batteries not.
You can also charge v2 batteries using an adapter like this one

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