With around 21 minutes of flight time that is DJI Mavic Air between the DJI Spark and the Mavic Pro. All DJI drones are powered by the typical "Intelligent Flight Battery", as DJI calls the battery. And the name says it all, because in terms of operation and additional functions, the DJI batteries are definitely something special.
If you want to buy an additional battery, I can recommend the official DJI Shop or Amazon. However, due to the shipping costs of almost 20 EUR, the DJI Shop is only worthwhile for two or three batteries. Otherwise, Amazon is the better choice:
From my point of view, the following features should be emphasized:
The technical details of the Intelligent Flight Battery for the DJI Mavic Air are as follows:
What is particularly striking here is the battery type, which corresponds to the lithium-ion type and works on an electrode with lithium cobalt (III) oxide (LiCoO2). The use of this material enables a particularly high energy density, which also explains the long flight time of the Mavic Air. The abbreviation LiCoO2 battery means lithium cobalt dioxide battery.
You can find the "specs" of the drone in my post "DJI Mavic Air: Technical Specifications". What I find very good about the batteries of the DJI drones is the simple procedure for charging and discharging the battery. Lipo batteries are very sensitive when it comes to storage. It is possible to store a fully charged battery for more than a week For this reason you have to discharge the batteries up to halfway in order to store them. In the past, it was a time-consuming task with lipo chargers from the model aircraft sector, as each battery had to be plugged into the charger individually in order to DJI solves this simply with the internal electronics that monitor the time and automatically discharge the battery if it has not been used for a certain number of days.
If you want to buy a battery on Amazon, you will find the corresponding product box here:
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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