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Mission Planner battery percentage problem

(Cobus du Plessis) #1

I have setup Battery Monitor and getting the Voltage very accurate but on the HUD the battery percentage runs down very quickly down to 0% but my 3S battery voltage dropped from 12.58 to 12.55V. Not even close to 0%. This all happens in 3 to 5 minutes.

I see however that the Amps are running over 30A while the whole system is in idle. No motor is turning.

Any help will be appreciated.

(Mike Boland) #2

You will need to calibrate the Amps the same way you calibrated the voltage.

Using an Amp meter measure the load and enter the values.

I have found that you need to aim for the hover load (copter strapped down with ammeter attached)
A lot of the battery sensors do not have a linear amp reading.