Compatible Lipo Batteries for MōVi XL

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  1. Jair Guillen

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  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Jair:

    The short answer is a definite maybe. :rolleyes:

    Based on the specification on page 21 of the MoVI XL, the FF Lipos are 6s and 10000mAh -- so, at least electrically, the HK Lipo's should work. The physical size of the HK batteries might differ.

    Also note that the HK Lipos are a lower specification than the FF's:

    Constant Discharge: 10C (compared with 25C for the FF's)
    Peak Discharge (10sec): 20C (compared with 50 C for the FF's).

    This means that the HK's, whilst having the same capacity as the FF's cannot supply power at the same rate as the FF's. That may result in more sluggish movement, depending on the peak current draw when the gimbal + payload are in rapid motion.

    Hope this helps
    Andy

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  3. Jair Guillen

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    Thank you for your answer Andy, I understand, but if I try, do you think there is any risk of damage for my MōVI?
     
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  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Jair: As we say in the software business "it should work." :eek:

    The MoVI doesn't know what source of power is being used -- it only cares about voltage and current -- so a 6s matches the voltage, and, provided the current demanded by the MoVI doesn't exceed the LiPo's ability to deliver it, all should be well. You might want to open up a ticket by sending an email to Freefly Support (support@freeflysystems.com) and ask their advice, explaining the difficulty you have in obtaining FF's own Lipo's.

    Cheers
    Andy

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  5. Jair Guillen

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    Thanks again Andy!
     
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