LiPo Drone Battery Tips

Many drone users struggle with batteries. They may have a short running time, short life span, or even puff up and catch on fire. Either way, batteries, (especially to introductory drone pilots) can yield a whole ton of confusion and frustration. On this post, we'll look at some of the best tips for keeping your batteries strong and healthy.

Batteries

  • Firstly, cold batteries can be both good and bad. It is true that keeping batteries stored in the cold is good for them, since there is less chemical reaction going on inside, although it's not the best when flying. Because of the lack of chemical reactions, this can dramatically shorten your flying time when flying in the cold. Take this tip, and fly on warmer days only for longer flight times. Sadly, if you live in Canada like I do, sometimes it's not possible.
Drone in Snow

  • Do not use puffed up batteries. This is a sign of a damaged battery, and you should take the proper precautions of discarding them when they appear this way. It's simple common sense, and they should be replaced upon puffing up. This can be caused by shock after a landing, or extreme heat.
LiPo Battery

  • Trickle charging does not work with Li-Po batteries. Contrary to popular belief, unplug your batteries after they are fully charged and leave them that way. Trust me, LiPo batteries are not meant to be trickle charged.
Battery Charger

  • Heat is a killer. With tons of risks and potential for damage, never keep or use your batteries in extreme heat. This is to protect the safety and security of all those around you and can be potential to puffed up batteries. These are a huge safety concern, and should be kept into consideration at all times.
Hot Battery


Keep these tips in mind, and you'll easily prolong the life of your batteries. Hope you enjoyed this article. If you have any more tips to add please leave them in the comments!

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