Can I salvage iffy Movi Pro batteries?

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  1. anthonysneed

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    So I have 6 movi pro batteries, not sure which is the culprit. They are all the same age.

    I just got 4 new ones but don't want to throw out the older 6. Is there a way I can check the battery health/reset/test them?

    Feel silly disposing of 6 batteries.
     
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Anthony: Probably the best way is "live fire" testing -- namely just power up the Movi Pro with them and see which are the "culprits" as you describe them.

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    Andy

    Forensic Software & sUAV / Drone Analyst : Photographer : Videographer : Pilot (Portland, Oregon, USA): Trees=2, Ground=1, Props=11. :(
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  3. anthonysneed

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    So once I find the culprits, are they good as dead? Just properly dispose of them, or is there any battery health/maintenance things I can do to bring them back to life? (not sure if thats possible with Lipos)
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Good question. In my experience, unlike, say Ni-Cd chemistry (where you can "exercise" by charging/discharing the batt back to health), once a Lipo is trashed it's truly trashed. That said, I have over-discharged a couple of LiPos in the past and managed to coax them back to life by lying to the charger that they were Ni-Mh just to get the cell voltages back up to the point where I could then charge them as Lipos, but, honestly, I never ever trusted those Lipos fully again.

    So the short answer is, purely based on my experiences: nope. If you think they're suspect, they probably are!

    Not the message you wanted to hear, I realize, and I may well be wrong (but I'm rarely uncertain :rolleyes:) and other forum members may disagree -- as reasonable people do. I just view LiPo's a consumables and necessary evils -- I don't go out of my way to trash them, of course, but once they betray my trust, I use them for bench testing or paperweights. Some say that they're good as fire starters too....

    Andy

    Forensic Software & sUAV / Drone Analyst : Photographer : Videographer : Pilot (Portland, Oregon, USA): Trees=2, Ground=1, Props=11. :(
    The Ground Is The Limit™
    ---------- Forensic Drone Analyst : Forensic sUAV Analyst : Forensic Unmanned Aircraft Analyst : Forensic Drone Expert
     

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