Q500 4K Q5004K battery choices

Discussion in 'Q500/Q500+/Q500 4K/Typhoon G' started by 914pete, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. 914pete

    914pete New Member

    Mar 14, 2019
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    Just starting to fly again. I have two Q5004k's. After my original Yuneec batteries crapped out I bought the GiFi brand batteries on Ebay. I really never got more then 12 minutes of flight time out of the two I bought and they started to swell after only 5-6 flights. One was so fat I couldn't even get it in the Q500 battery tray anymore. I mounted the 3D printed external battery tray you can get on Ebay on the other one so I could try aftermarket standard lipos. MUCH less expensive. Unfortunately, I haven't found one that lasts more then maybe 6-8 minutes of flight time. I was able to easily cut open the original Yuneec battery cases and remove the dead batteries. I was thinking I could find an after market Lipo to fit in the case and solder/glue the cables in place but I have yet to find a battery that fits in the plastic case. Has anyone else been successful doing that? The Yuneec batteries are way over priced. I would buy GiFi again if they offered good flight times and lasted more then a half dozen flights.
     
  2. George Craig

    George Craig New Member

    May 20, 2019
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    I use the Gifi Power 6400mah 11.1v batteries and get 15+ minutes out of them. The cool temperatures have alot to do with flight time on the YT Q500 4k Drone.
     
  3. joeblack

    joeblack New Member

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    I bought the GiFi batteries new and get 20mins each , I cant fault them .
     
  4. Rodney Cozad

    Rodney Cozad New Member

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    I have the gifi7500 batteries. Ive been getting 50 minutes on 1 and almost 60 on the other. That is no wind and 60 feet hover. It was 120$ for 2 batteries when I bought them. If you use an EV charger you have to bend the 4 pins on it slightly down or you will get an error on the battery. That on my q5004k
     
  5. Rodney Cozad

    Rodney Cozad New Member

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    I guess I never completed my post about the gi fi batteries. After 1 year 1 battery still gives about 45 minutes hover time. It only charges to 80% of max. The other 1 only gives 18 minutes of hover time. It charges to 35% of max. usually I drain them and freeze them for a few weeks and they come back with a much higher drain rate.
     
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