The LiPo batteries of your PARROT BEBOP 2 POWER are key elements of your drone that allow it to fly for up to 50 minutes without connected accessories. For maintenance purposes, here are the PARROT.COM team's advice and tips to help you maximize their lifespan.
What type of battery is fitted to PARROT BEBOP 2 POWER?
PARROT BEBOP 2 POWER is equipped with Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries. The latter need to be handled and stored with care if you want to maximize their lifetime.
How to charge the battery with the charger
Simply connecting the battery to the charger is not enough to ensure optimal charging. First of all, we recommend using only the official charger of PARROT BEBOP 2 POWER. Indeed, it has features that ensure the health of your battery.
How to charge a new battery
A new battery, just out of the box, is charged to approximately 40%. As with any high-performance equipment, it is important to keep your battery in peak condition to optimize its capacities. Consequently, it is better not to let it discharge fully during the first few flights.
How to charge a discharged battery
First, wait about twenty minutes before charging a discharged battery. In any case, if your battery is still warm, this is the sign that it must "rest" before recharging.
How long does it take to charge your battery?
To fully charge your battery, allow about 50 minutes. Do not forget: the more a battery will be charged, the fewer round trips you will have to do to recharge it after each flight.
How to store the PARROT BEBOP 2 POWER battery
If you are not using your battery, it must be stored correctly. Ideally, it should be stored with a charge of between 20 and 50%, in an environment between 40°F and 75°F that is ventilated and dry.
Where to store your PARROT BEBOP 2 POWER battery
To store the battery, use a flame retardant bag, such as a LiPo safe bag, or get a cork-lined iron box for optimal storage.
What is the lifetime of a LiPo battery?
A LiPo battery has a lifetime of about 300 charge cycles, but it all depends on how you maintain your battery. That's why we are giving you this advice in order to maximize its lifetime!
What are the factors that can damage the battery?
Several factors can significantly reduce the life of a battery.
Never leave a charged battery on a charger.
Never fully discharge the batteries before recharging them.
Never expose LiPo batteries to extreme temperatures.
How to increase the lifetime of a battery
To preserve your battery as much as possible, be sure to follow the advice below:
Never store a battery that is fully discharged
Charge your battery fully when using it for the first time
Do not charge a battery that is still warm
Recharge the battery after each use
Always carry your battery in a bag with fire protection
Always respect the charging time indicated in the instructions
Never use a swollen or damaged battery