How to Charge & Take Care of Your Mavic 2 Batteries

DJI recently expanded the Mavic Series line with the introduction of Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones. These two popular quadcopters continue to improve on the elements that are what makes the Mavic Pro so iconic. This time with even more advanced functionality.

In our latest tutorial, we’ll look at these two drones and teach you how to charge and take care of your Mavic 2 batteries.

This article will be broke down into the following list:

  • Introduction to Mavic 2 Batteries
  • Charging the Mavic 2 Batteries
  • FAQs

Stick with us for more information about intelligent flight batteries and chargers used by the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom.

Introduction to Mavic 2 Batteries

Both drones uses the same Li-Po 4S intelligent flight battery for power. These batteries comes with a large capacity of 3850mAh, the highest of any drone in the Mavic Series ever to this date.

Mavic 2 Intelligent Flight Battery Part 2
Mavic 2 Intelligent Flight Battery Part 1

The design of intelligent flight battery resembles a similar appearance to the original Mavic Pro. However, the LED indicators has been changed around the power button and is slightly bigger.

DJI Mavic 2 Intelligent Flight Battery

The company claimed that the Mavic 2 intelligent flight battery has a maximum flight time of 31 minutes in optimized conditions. This is the best flight time we’ve seen to this date from DJI for a prosumer drone. While it isn’t a major improvement from its predecessor, but any additional flight minutes are valuable when it comes to flying the drones.

Just like the original Mavic Pro, the batteries come with a secure and reliable fit on the drone. To install the battery, you need to insert on the drone until you feel/hear the click that lets you know the battery is secured. To remove the battery, just pinch both release buttons to do so. Never install or remove the battery while it is on.

The battery can be easily turned on / off by simply holding down the power button. To inspect the health status of the battery, just tap the power button once, and LED indicators will show up.

Charging the Mavic 2 Batteries

There are at least a few ways you can charge the DJI Mavic 2 intelligent flight battery.

Luckily, both versions of Mavic 2 comes with a battery charger and one intelligent flight battery for the standard package. If you want to extend your fight sessions and get must-have accessories such as Power Bank Adapter, a Fly More Kit is available for an additional charge.

We recommend you to avoid third-party chargers as they are not reliable and might cause damage to your batteries.

Mavic 2 – Main Charger

Both drones comes with a main charger that’s capable of charging up to one battery at a time. It also can be used to recharge the remote controller and mobile devices via USB Type-A or micro-USB output.

How to Charge Mavic 2 Battery Part 1
How to Charge Mavic 2 Battery Part 2

The charger has a output of 60 with multiple outputs in 17.6V and 5V. This allows fast charging so that you can get back into the air quickly.

The following estimated charge times are as follows:

Battery Charging: ~90 minutes

Remote Controller Charging: ~135 minutes

Important note: if you charge both battery and remote controller at the same time, the charging time might be higher.

Mavic 2 – Battery Charger Hub

Mavic 2 Intelligent Flight Battery Charger Hub

The Mavic 2 battery charger hub is a portable and foldable charging station that can charge up to four batteries at a time. Typically, it is used with the mains charger or car charger that gives you the flexibility to use either at home or on the move.

When charging, the hub will recharge batteries in sequence from the highest to the lowest amount of charge. Which means you will get a fully charged battery in the shortest time possible.

The following charging times are:

Battery Charging: ~90 Minutes / battery

Mavic 2 – Car Charger

Mavic 2 Car Charger

The Mavic 2 Car Charger is built to charge the battery while on the move. It works with the standard port of any car at an output of up to 80W. Furthermore, it comes with built-in overheating and low-voltage protection to ensure safe charging while you’re driving.

The following charging times are:

Battery Charging: ~90 Minutes / battery

Mavic 2 – Power Bank Adapter

Although, the Power Bank Adapter isn’t a charger. It’s used to use the remaining power in the Mavic 2 intelligent flight battery to charge a mobile device. It’s a good choice to have especially if you’re traveling and don’t have access to a reliable power supply.

The Power Bank Adapter comes with plugs that connect on the top of the battery and charge mobile devices via USB ports. A Mavic 2 intelligent flight battery with 20% remaining juice is more than enough to fully recharge a smartphone.

Mavic 2 – Power Bank

Mavic 2 Portable Charging Station

While the Mavic 2 doesn’t come with a power bank in the package. We highly recommend that you buy a portable charging station that can recharge the Mavic 2 intelligent flight batteries while you’re on the road trips. This accessory will ensure that you can recharge the battery in areas that have limited access to a power supply.

A portable charging station for Mavic 2 alone can recharge up to four batteries on a single pack. It’s the perfect choice to extend and maximize your flight experience. Especially when the flight projects take a long time and you need to have easy access to a power supply.

The following charging times are:

Battery Charging: ~75 Minutes / Battery

Remote Controller Charging: ~120 Minutes

Conclusion of the Mavic 2 Batteries

The intelligent flight batteries provide both Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom the highest standard of power that is common among DJI drones. In addition to that, the new and improved flight time is much longer compared to these professional-grade camera drones. It’s a small improvement, but it has a huge benefit for everyone.

The Mavic 2 Fly More Kit comes with all charging accessories except for a portable power bank station that’ll allow you to reap in the most from your drone. This comes with better flight time and amazing capabilities to charge your fly kit on the move. Learn more about the portable power bank station here.

Mavic 2 Battery FAQs

I’ve included some of the most frequently asked questions that we have gotten regarding the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom & Mavic 2 Pro battery so far:

What’s the maximum battery life of the Mavic 2 battery when flying?

The maximum battery life is 31 minutes on both Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom.

How do you update the firmware on the Mavic 2 Intelligent Flight Battery?

The firmware is updated via the drone. However, each battery will have to be updated individually.

What’s the weight of the DJI Mavic 2 Intelligent Flight Battery?

The Mavic 2 Intelligent Flight Battery weighs approximately 297 grams.

How should I store the batteries?

We recommended that you store the batteries in a cool dry place and fully charged at least once every three months.

What is compatible with the Mavic 2 Intelligent Flight Battery?

The following items that are compatible with the Mavic 2 Intelligent Flight Battery:

How do you check the battery charge level?

Simply tap the power button once and the LED indicators will show up.

Hello, welcome to UAV Adviser! My name is Keith Ericksen. I am a commercial licensed drone operator. Flying and talking about the drones is my passion. Whether it is toy-grade to professional-grade quadcopters. On my leisure, I enjoy socializing with friends, play video games, hiking, traveling and reading. If you have a project that needs our drone services, please contact us via Hire-A-Pilot page.

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