Drones are important tools that have risen in popularity over the past few decades, serving as unmanned aerial vehicles that can perform in a wide variety of applications, their use ranging from simple hobbies to scientific research endeavors. Many drones utilize batteries for power, ensuring that they have the ability to drive and operate propeller assemblies and other systems that enable flight and control. As the battery is essential for carrying out operations, it is important that users understand how to properly care for them. With optimal maintenance, drone batteries can have their service lives extended with ease.
To properly handle and maintain the quality of a drone battery, one should understand the right way to charge, store, handle, and dispose of the assembly. When the battery is purchased, one must first decide whether they want to immediately put the drone into operation, or if it will be stored for a short time to start. This is important as the handling of the battery will differ. For immediate use, the battery should be fully charged, while a 70% charge is best for when the drone will be stored for a short amount of time. Once the drone is ready for operation, the battery can be charged 1-2 days prior to operation. If the battery ever has trouble holding a charge, there may be an internal fault that will need to be remedied.
Many drone batteries have the inherent risk of explosion and fire if left in dangerous environments, and it is important that they are well-protected. Always charge batteries with the manufacturer-approved charger, and damaged drone battery charger parts should never be used. Additionally, the battery should be kept in a safe environment where it is not covered or near a heat source. Using guard bags is very useful for chargers as it can limit the spread of a fire or explosion.
While batteries can store a charge for extended periods of time, it is not recommended to leave them as-is for too long. LiPo batteries in particular should never be fully charged or discharged for longer than a month, and they should be used or charged on a regular basis to let the charge rise and fall. Batteries should also not be stored within the drone system for a long period of time, and the best area to store them is within the drone case. As a last recommendation, batteries will have the best health when kept indoors where a space is cool and devoid of direct sunlight.
Once it comes time to handle drone parts such as the battery, one should do so with care. Battery electrolytes are conductive liquid solutions within the battery, and it is unsafe to have physical contact with such materials. If drone batteries seem like they are compromised or damaged such as having torn cables, ripped covers, or a dented surface, they should not be used. Additionally, any battery that has been placed in a microwave, disassembled, or submerged in water will also be a concern.
With proper care and maintenance, a drone battery can last a long time with reliable service. At ASAP Parts Online, we can help you secure all the drone parts, drone battery charger parts, and other products that you need to keep your equipment functioning with ease. With AS9120B, ISO 9001:2015, and FAA AC 00-56B accreditation, we go above and beyond to ensure that customers always receive the highest quality items possible. Alongside a strict NO CHINA SOURCING pledge, all parts ship out alongside their applicable qualifying certifications and manufacturer trace documentation. Get in contact with a team member through call or email today and see how we can serve as your strategic sourcing partner at ASAP Parts Online.
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