Controller battery care

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  1. Terry Rodell

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    Does anyone have info on the care of the controller battery please?
     
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    Make sure it's sufficiently charged before you head out to fly. Don't store it when the battery is empty and/or when it has a very low charge.
     
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    And like all lithium batteries, don't store it more than a week fully charged. Hopefully the controller battery can be swapped out easily in the future if need be.
     
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    It's quite the chore to open the Mavic remote controller. Check out this teardown.
     
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    Most people should never need to replace the remote controller battery. I rarely see people doing that with Phantom remote controllers.
     
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    Thanks msinger you're always so helpful and reassuring to everyone.
     
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    I've never heard of a controller battery failing even on 2-year old Inspires (oldest product to use that configuration) even if you can't really care for it. You'll likely have a new toy by the time it needs replacement.
     
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    My general advise for Lithium-based batteries would be to ideally charge them up to 90% and indeed don't store them with less than, say, 15% (to avoid draining below '0%')
    Does the controller work while being powered over a charging cable? That way you could even enjoy your controller when the battery is near dead.
     
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    When I first got my Mavic 3 days ago, I performed my first firmware update from DJI Assistant with the controller plugged into the USB port of my PC and already connected to the Mavic, so that the PC could update the remote firmware and the Mavic's, through the remote, at the same time.

    Although I waited to turn the remote on until it was 100% charged, it did connect to the Mavic and I used it to take pictures and test my gimbal before even unplugging it. At no point, even during the dual firmware update, did the controller battery dip below 100%, so I think you can use your controller while charging it. Uncomfortably, but still possible.
     
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    What is the easiest way to get a fully charged controller to a storage voltage? I'm aware of the mavic battery management system, but sounds like the controller doesn't have a similar thing.
     
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