DJI FPV Battery Life

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For the last few years, first-person view, or FPV, drones seem to be a significant trend in the drone business. The fastest-growing commercial drone manufacturer, DJI, has now joined the party with its first FPV drone. It also has all of the safety systems that you would want from a DJI drone, enabling complete beginners to fly around safely and confidently right away.

Intelligent Flight Battery features:

The FPV battery is a 22.2V, 2000 mAh battery with amazing features like:

  • Auto discharging ability prevents battery swelling
  • LEDs display the current battery level
  • Battery cells automatically balance while charging
  • Charging stops when the battery temperature is more than 122°F
  • Once the battery is fully charged, automatically the charging gets stopped
  • Charging stops in case of excess current
  • Protected from getting over-discharged
  • The DJI FPV battery is short circuit protected
  • Alert on goggles if the battery cells are damaged
  • When the battery level gets 10%, it enters the hibernation mode
  • Capacity, voltage, current and other significant information is transmitted to the drone

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DJI FPV drone battery life:

The DJI FPV drone has a battery life or flying time of 20 minutes. It has a sophisticated battery system built in that monitors the charge in real-time for even more worry-free trips. The required time for a full battery charge is 50 minutes.

The DJI FPV battery time:

  • DJI FPV Goggles Battery- 110 minutes (approximately)
  • DJI FPV Remote Controller 2- 9 hours (approximately)
  • Motion Controller- 300 minutes

What to do when “Intelligent Flight Battery needs maintenance” prompts?

The basic issue is that even intelligent drone batteries require maintenance. When they do, the message “Intelligent Flight Battery needs maintenance” will pop up on your FPV goggles.

If this happens, the foremost thing you should do is begin Return to Home (RTH) or land quickly. Then, take the following actions:

  • Charge the battery completely. 
  • Let the battery rest for 24 hours.
  • After taking off, put the batteries into the DJI FPV drone and fly at the height of up to 2 meters. Land the plane, turn it off and remove the battery when the charge hits 20%.
  • Let the battery rest for 6 hours.

These steps should take care of it. However, if the maintenance notification in the goggles persists, follow the instructions above again. DJI advises that you follow these procedures every three months or following 50 charging cycles, whichever happens first, for the optimum DJI FPV battery life.

Typical battery problems:

You should keep an eye out for the following frequent concerns that might jeopardize the life of your battery:

  • Even after implementing the discussed charging-discharging procedures twice, the maintenance notification persists
  • Leakage, evident swelling or physical damage such as cracks, dents, etc
  • Terminals with a bend
  • A warning or notice in the app if a battery is damaged or overcharged
  • A battery that has been charged 200 times
  • A high impact or a crash

If you notice any factors mentioned above, it’s time to change/replace the battery.

Read: Can you fly DJI FPV drone without goggles?

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