Phantom 3 aftermarket battery

  • Update 21/06 2018

We have all seen the cheap knockoffs of the original DJI battery for sale on the Chinese sites.
I have read so many different things about them, and I thought I’d buy one myself to see how good or bad they really are.

I have got mine from Banggood, and this is the one (click here) and with Banggood point s I only paid €45,- for it. that is less than a third of an original DJI battery. that alone makes it a very interesting deal!

After I have ordered it, the wait began… it took 2 weeks to get to me from China.
There were no import fees or taxes to be paid, another bonus!

As soon as it arrived I charged it and took it for a test, these are the results!

*Update 21/06 2018*
I now have 3 batteries from Banggood, they are great!
Over 1 year of flying with these and they are still good!

Banggood aftermarket DJI Phantom 3 battery lipo
The battery has exactly the same look and feel as the original one.
Even the LED’s are as bright as the original one.
The original DJI ones have a warning system built in for errors in the battery.
This aftermarket one has the same error reporting system built in.
If you charge it when the battery is too warm it will warn you with a blinking light.
If you have over charged it it will warn you with a blinking light as well.
When you press and hold the power button for 5 seconds it will show you the “life” of the battery as well

These batteries also have the auto discharge function. No need to manually put them in storage voltage, the battery takes care of that. I use that all the time, and it works flawless

That makes me think the battery is the same as the OEM DJI battery.

Of couse the size is the same, and the connections are the same as well.

From this point of view the only big difference is the wrap they have put around the cells

Looking closer the knockoff has 20 mAh more power. the original has 4480 mAh, the knockoff has 4500 mAh.
The 20 mAh extra will give you maybe 20 seconds more flying time, so that has no added value at all!

After comparing the both it was time to get it out and fly it.

So I went to my favourite flying spot, that is just down the road from where I live.

First I did some low flying and short distances to see it there were any noticable differences, and there were none I could see.
I did this for 3:30 minutes.
Then I took it for a long flight, and the results are actually pretty good!
I flew until the low battery warning, and did not use the RTH feature, I landed myself and stopped flying with some juice left.

The results are pretty good! I flew 18 minutes in a row, put the 3:30 on top of that and you have 21 minutes and 30 seconds out of the first charge. LiPo’s get a little bit better after a few charges, so I expect to get at least 23 minutes from it.

I cannot see any problems with this battery at all, like I said it looks the same, feels the same and pretty much flies the same (time)
It is a great buy for a 3rd of the price of an original battery!

This is a link to the battery


  1. Hi does it send all the correct info to the controller inc the times charged ,temp, able to set the discharge time in the DGI Go app ?

    1. Hi there, I am still happy with it.
      I have 3 of them, and have been flying a lot this summer. Well over 30 charges per battery now, and all are still in good shape.

  2. Hi mate, I’ve heard that these aftermarket batteries don’t work with the 1.9.20 update. Do you run the update & use these batteries/

  3. I am awaiting the arrival of my refurbed Phantom 3 Advanced from DJI. Trying to learn as much as possible…to include extra batteries. I found your site from reading your review of this battery on the Banggood site. BTW…I have enjoyed reading the info on your site!

    I came across a review that stated: “Just remember to discharge the battery if you dont use it for couple of days to prevent It from swelling since this battery does not have auto discharge function!”

    I was a bit confused by this. Is this a problem or was this info inaccurate? Your help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! 🙂

    1. I have 3, and have them over a year now.
      The Banggood batteries HAVE auto discharge, I never discharge mjne and after 6 or 7 days they are on storage voltage.

      1. Thank you for the prompt reply. The discharging or storage voltage is something I have got to spend some time on! Old guy…still stuck in NiCad technology! 🙂 I will go ahead and order two batteries based upon your recommendation. Thanks again! 🙂

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