In order to ensure optimal performance of your drone, it is important to consider battery care. Most drones run off of a rechargeable lithium-ion battery or lithium-polymer battery. There are a few common tips that manufacturers recommend preserving a battery’s power capacity. Take note of the following suggestions to ensure battery efficiency and longevity.
Pay Attention to Your “Low Battery” Alert
In taking care of your drone battery, you’ll want to make sure to avoid a common mistake— depleting your battery completely. Doing this not only increases the length needed to recharge, but also causes the battery to deteriorate quicker over time and it shortens the flight cycle durations. Most drones have a low battery alert that operates cohesively with smart return, which directs the drone back to its designated home location. It is important to utilize this automatic control or direct your drone to land as soon as the low battery alert is given.
Overcharging a battery can reduce its lifespan and weaken its power capacity, meaning your drone won’t perform with the same power efficiency and you’ll have to replace your battery more frequently. To prevent this, charge your battery 24 hours before your intended flight.
Keep Temperature In Mind
Drastic temperatures alter the way a battery will charge. Hot and cold temperatures provide challenges. Ideally, you should charge your battery in a cool, dry environment between 60 and 75 ?. A battery achieves its most optimal charging rate between this temperature range.
Remove Your Battery After Flight
When your drone is not in use, remove the battery. Leaving it attached to your drone depletes the battery faster. As with overcharging, leaving a battery attached to your drone for extended periods reduces the battery’s power capacity.
And there you have it, the 4 key suggestions to keep in mind for drone battery parts & their care. Keep these in mind to preserve your battery and keep it operating at its best. Happy flying!