AR.Drone 1 and AR.Drone 2 battery compatibility

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AR.Drone 1 and AR.Drone 2 battery compatibility

Post by roboticsbala » 11 Apr 2016, 09:22

Hi,

I have a AR Drone 1.0. I'm planning to replace the stock battery with 1500 or 1800 mAh pack. The stock charger of AR Drone comes with a balancer so can that be used to charge the 1500 or 1800 mAh battery packs?

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Re: High Density Batteries Topic

Post by AR.Tommy » 11 Apr 2016, 09:28

roboticsbala wrote:Hi,

I have a AR Drone 1.0. I'm planning to replace the stock battery with 1500 or 1800 mAh pack. The stock charger of AR Drone comes with a balancer so can that be used to charge the 1500 or 1800 mAh battery packs?
Basically yes but only for jst-xh plugs. They look like this:
jst-xh_-000001.jpg
But, a "real" lipo charger is recommended, will charge batteries faster and "better".
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Re: High Density Batteries Topic

Post by roboticsbala » 11 Apr 2016, 09:53

AR.Tommy wrote:
roboticsbala wrote:Hi,

I have a AR Drone 1.0. I'm planning to replace the stock battery with 1500 or 1800 mAh pack. The stock charger of AR Drone comes with a balancer so can that be used to charge the 1500 or 1800 mAh battery packs?
Basically yes but only for jst-xh plugs. They look like this:
jst-xh_-000001.jpg
But, a "real" lipo charger is recommended, will charge batteries faster and "better".
Thank you. I'm planning to buy something like this. Will this be compatible with version 1.0 Drone and be charged with stock charger?
http://www.ardronestore.com/product/par ... e-battery/

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Re: High Density Batteries Topic

Post by roboticsbala » 11 Apr 2016, 15:14

How long will it take for a 1800mAh battery(http://www.ardronestore.com/product/par ... e-battery/) to get fully charged by a AR Drone 1.0 stock charger? What is the charging current of the stock charger?

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Re: High Density Batteries Topic

Post by AR.Tommy » 11 Apr 2016, 17:31

AR.Drone 1 uses a mini tamiya connector.
AR.Drone 2 uses also a mini tamiya connector.
AR.Drone 1 battery uses a mini tamiya connector and the jst-xh balancer plug.
AR.Drone 2 battery uses also a mini tamiya connector but no longer balancer plugs at all, but proprietary pins.

The stock charger of AR.Drone 1 uses a current of 1A and (I think, because I can not check this at the moment) the AR.Drone 2 stock charger of AR.Drone also or similar.

This means:
AR.Drone 1 batteries and AR.Drone 2 batteries are compatible with the AR.Drones. But:
You can only charge an AR.Drone 1 battery with an AR.Drone 1 stock charger.
You can only charge an AR.Drone 2 battery with an AR.Drone 2 stock charger.
A battery with a capacity of 1000mAh will take about 1 hour of charging.
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