Keeping Mavic Air Batteries Fresh

One of my favorite accessories for the Phantom 4 Professional is the charging hub which has a storage mode that is used to keep batteries fresh by discharging them to around 50%.  Sadly the charging hub for the Mavic Air does not have this feature.

Since I always turn up to a job with more batteries (and drones) than I actually need, this usually means I am left with batteries that need to be discharged to avoid the long-term damage caused by leaving them fully charged.

[Note:  I am aware that they are smart batteries and will auto discharge.  But I don’t like how long that takes to kick in and it is not something that can be adjusted on the Air.]

So, what to do?

Flying is the most obvious, but that takes time.

And then…it hit me!

The flymore combo comes with a thing called a USB Power Bank Adapter.  This magical little block turns your batteries into a charging hub for any USB powered device.  Since I always have other equipment (iPads, Phones, Cameras etc.) that need charging I can now kill two birds with one stone.

Since I figured this out, I have not had to leave my batteries charged for more than a day or so, and that makes me feel a lot better!

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Keeping Mavic Air Batteries Fresh”

  1. Hmmm, those smart batteries on the Mavic Pro and Air. They actually do the discharging themselves ’cause they are smart. You can choose how long they go before they start this process 1 3 5 10 days.

    1. Did you see the part in the post where I said “[Note:  I am aware that they are smart batteries and will auto discharge.  But I don’t like how long that takes to kick in and it is not something that can be adjusted on the Air.]”

      For the Air, unlike other drones, you cannot change the discharge time. It is fixed at 10 days.

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