Your ANAFI series drone’s smart LiPo battery is as high-tech as any other element of your drone. It even features a wintering mode, designed to increase its durability and facilitate its care.
Ideally, when not in use for a prolonged period, batteries should be stored half-charged. When not in use for 10 days, your ANAFI series drone’s smart battery discharges itself, if required, to 65% charge, over a 48h period. In other words, after a maximum of 12 days without use, this smart battery enters hibernation with a charge level which never exceeds 65%. If you leave your ANAFI series drone battery for 12 days, you will find out its power button does not activate the charge level LED indicators.
The battery needs to be charged to exit the wintering mode and start operating as described in the earlier paragraphs:
this behavior preserves the battery over time. Parrot recommends you always run a full charge of your smart battery before flying your ANAFI series drone.
Like all other LiPo batteries, your ANAFI series drone’s smart battery must be handled, transported and stored with care:
- never leave a battery unattended while charging;
- never expose a battery to extreme temperatures, neither hot, nor cold;
- never charge a battery which is still warm from use (wait for at least 20 minutes);
- never use or recharge a damaged or swollen battery;
- always store your battery in a dry, ventilated place, at a temperature close to 20°C;
- always carry your battery in a fire-retardant bag or case (unless it is installed on your ANAFI series drone: it can then be transported with the drone, inside its carrying case).
Finally, note that your smart battery will only allow charge in ambient temperatures between +10°C and +45°C, and that using your ANAFI series drone in temperatures approaching 0°C will reduce its flying time. To minimize this slight drop in the smart battery’s capacity, keep your battery as warm as possible before starting a flight in a cold environment.