Movi Pro Battery Maintenance

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  1. Adam Brennan

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    I saw that we should not store the Movi Pro battery at 100%. What target do we want for battery power for storage and how do you drain it to get at that target power range?
     
  2. Graham Futerfas

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    Usually 2 lights out of 4 I think is ok. Mine lasted a good year and a half with moderate to heavy use, but I was careful to not store them full up for too long.
     
  3. Adam Brennan

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    how do you drain them to 50%?
     
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    Graham Futerfas Well-Known Member

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    Usually, I simply used them on the Movi, and toward the end of the day, stopped recharging so they'd be down a bit at wrap.

    These days, the TB50's I use discharge automatically, and I have a really fancy charger from DJI that can do battery maintenance and stuff.
     
  5. Adam Brennan

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    I think I need to go the DJI route and ditch these movi pro batteries. What charger are you using with the movi pro and dji battery to maintain?
     
  6. Graham Futerfas

    Graham Futerfas Well-Known Member

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    I finally got the DJI Battery Station, after futzing about with the cheaper quad chargers. It's a big hit in the wallet, but I love it. I'm so reliant on these batteries now that I find it very worth having an easy to use charger.

    I think even Freefly now makes a TB50 adapter for the Movi Pro, so it's no secret that they see the importance of them. I suggest getting Ignite Digi's version with the Lemo outputs, though. More power for other accessories that blow the Movi's DTap fuses.
     
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    Is there a smaller option that will maintain the DJI batteries?
     
  8. Graham Futerfas

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    If you mean discharge themselves for storage, I think they just do that automatically after 10 days of non-use. I think you can change this waiting period Setting if you have an Inspire drone and go into the App, but I don't think you can do it with the Battery Station. The Battery Station has a Discharge feature, but I don't think I've ever used it. Might use it if I was going to travel with them on an airplane?

    Honestly, I think I switched to TB50's two years ago, and the batteries seem as strong today as when I first purchased them. Knock on wood. I do use them fairly regularly, so that may actually be good for them.
     
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    Another fun fact about the DJI Battery Station, that I just learned -- it doesn't need to be plugged in to power to run a discharge cycle. It runs all the power and fans off the batteries themselves.
     

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