What system/marking do you use to mark charged batteris vs discharged ?

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  1. CrashALot

    CrashALot Member

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    I now have 6 TH batteries and need a system.

    Rather than having to place batteries in a certain location or some such, and i am space limited, what system do you use to indicate if battery is charged vs storage state ?

    i visualize a nice small stuck on indicator that can be flipped that shows a color (charged) vs no color for discharged, that would be handy just use finger nail to flip it down or up.

    anyone have such ?? where to buy or how to make ?
     
  2. Sureshot

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    #2 Sureshot, Mar 10, 2019
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    After charging a battery, it goes into the H.
    I keep the whole rig in the backpack. The nearest slot to the H is next in rotation.
    If plans change and a battery is still charged after 4 days, I discharge it back to storage.
    I also open a line in the flight log when a battery is charged.
     
  3. Charles Bridges

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    I just ordered exactly what you are describing for my batteries. I have 5 batteries for my H and 3 for my Q500 4K, so felt that I too needed something to indicate what state a battery was in. I labeled all batteries 1, 2, 3,... and the slots the same. I will put these stickers on when I receive them. This was, not only do I get a visual indicator, but can rotate my batteries so they get even usage. Here is a link to ebay, but you might be able to find them locally.

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/10pcs-EV-PE...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648
     
  4. CrashALot

    CrashALot Member

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    Great i like it except for it coming from china !! 1 or 2 should come with each and every battery !!!!
    for now i have just started using blue masking tape w/ a 'd' to indicate discharge & nothing on charge batteries.
    w/ my next order will add those markers, in my basket now.
    TA !
     
  5. Werner

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    I use Drone Complier App to know which batteries are charged, used and in storage.

    Sent from my Vivo 5R using Tapatalk
     
  6. Charles Bridges

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    I received my markers today. They are fairly small and come with a sticker to monitor how many charges. I put a nickel next to it to reference size. .8 in by .35 in. by 1/16 in. I like them.
     

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  8. Charles Bridges

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    I actually have a tester to check voltages. This is great for verifying the voltage level of a battery. The thing is, until you pull this out and plug it in, you still have no idea if the battery in your hands is charged or not. With the stickers/slider, you have a visual indication of the charge state of a battery without even taking it out of it's storage slot in the case. This method also helps you maintain an even number of uses/flights on each battery.
     
  9. Russell Smith

    Russell Smith Member

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    I put a rubber band around the used ones
     
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    Russell Smith Member

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    I put a rubber band around the used ones
     
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  12. Jim French

    Jim French New Member

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    Just in case anyone is still interested. I got an H last December and after browsing forums came to the conclusion that it's best to store the batteries neither fully charged or discharged. I'm not very conscientious about things like this but it seemed worthwhile to come up with some sort of system. I decided to put a 1 by 3 inch Avery address label on each battery (I have three). I started by putting a "+" on each label as I charged it shortly before use. After flying I put my best estimate of the time used followed by a "-". The next time flying I'd do the same for another battery. After the first battery was next in line I would charge it fully and change the "-" to a "+" by drawing a vertical line through it. And then repeat the cycle. I just have the stock charger and don't think that that when a low battery warning is given the battery is discharged enough to severely shorten the battery life by leaving it in this state. This is not a recommendation nut simply what I do.
     
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