How to Extend the Battery Life of Your Drone
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5 Tips to Help and Prolong the Life of your Drone Battery
DJ1 Phantom Quadcopter Drone in flight - September 2014 Photo by: Paul Mayall/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
Flight times with most Hobbyist drones range anywhere from 3 minutes up to 25minutes, depending upon your model. Here are few steps that can be taken to extend your drone's battery life.
Choose a Battery with a higher mAh:
Most drones will come with a lower or mid ranged battery. These batteries usually do not offer a long flight time or are made up of good high quality rechargeable cells. So we recommend to go at least the next higher or two steps up in mAh in your drone than what was supplied originally. However one thing to keep in mind here is to pay attention to the weight of the battery and make sure to not add to much weight.
Get Rid of the Camera
Only use the camera when it is needed. If you are just flying your drone to be flying and not trying to capture any video then leave the camera off. The camera will not only add more weight but it also drains the battery due to it needing to be powered to run.
Try and to not run your drone every time until the battery is completely dead. Completely draining one's battery over and over again creates a higher risk for damage to be done to the battery and shortening the batteries lifespan.Â Â Also pay attention during charging to ensure you do not overcharge your battery.
Fly your drone in the right conditions. We suggest to try and avoid flying your drone during windy or rainy conditions. These type of weather conditions will allow for more power to be used by the drone's battery.
Another key thing to look at with your drone is the size of its propeller. Depending upon how you are using your drone, ie; running it for a camera and video footage: use a larger propeller. Propeller size has a direct affect on the power of the battery.
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