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How to Charge DJI Avata Battery (Controller & Motion Controller)

Your brand-new DJI Avata arrived, but you don’t see a charger in the package.

So how am I supposed to charge my drone? And its remote controllers? Which charger should I use? Can I charge it from my car outlet?

So many questions about how to charge your DJI Avata.

To charge the DJI Avata battery, first, remove it from the aircraft. Then connect it to a power outlet with a power adapter. You don’t need to remove the battery to charge the DJI FVP Remote Controller 2 and Motion Controller. Simply connect each controller to a power adapter and then to a power outlet.

But how about a step-by-step guide?

This article is a beginner guide on the DJI Avata and its controller battery. We cover some tips and vital information to consider before charging them.

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Charging your DJI Avata battery

Follow these simple steps to charge up your DJI Avata battery properly for the best long-term performance.

Battery removal

  1. Ensure the battery is OFF. If not, hold the power button for two seconds to shut it down.
  2. Locate the inverted T power port, and disconnect it by lifting it from the bottom.
  3. Press the side buckles until they click.
  4. Pull the battery to remove it from the Avata compartment.

Charging the battery

  1. Connect the battery to the battery adapter.
  2. Plug the USB-C cable into the power adapter to the power outlet.
  3. Let the battery charge until the LEDs don’t emit any light.

Battery installation

  1. Place the battery into the Avata compartment. The battery is secure when the buckles click.
  2. Plug the battery power port into the Avata again.

How to check the battery level?

Press the battery power button once to check the battery level. All LEDs will briefly light steadily green when the battery is 100%.

Then those LEDs automatically shut off.

How long does the Avata battery take to charge?

It depends on the power adapter. You can use a charger with 30W to 65W of power delivery.

The 30W power adapter charges the battery to completion in 2 hours. And the 65W does it in 48 minutes.

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Cable and charger requirements

Avoid using a charger with more than 65W, as you can damage the battery or other inner components.

On the other hand, an adapter that provides less than 30W won’t charge your drone.

Another convenient option for you to charge your battery is from your vehicle outlet. For this type of charging, we only recommend the DJI 65W Car Charger.

Preferably use the USB-C cable that comes with the charger you use. Or use a quality USB-C to USB-C cable without chipped ports.

Avoid using USB-A to USB-C cables or any USB-A to USB-C conversion tip, as they fail to deliver all the power the adapter can.

How long does the DJI Avata battery last?

With 100% charge, this battery lasts up to 18 minutes of flying time. FVP drone batteries don’t last long, as they require much power to reach high speeds and perform quick maneuvers.

Also, you can expect to use a single battery for up to five to seven years with daily usage.

Charging your remote controllers

Charging your Avata is the quickest step in the process, as you can fast charge it with a 65W power adapter.

On the other hand, the controllers don’t have a quick charge capability.

Expect 2 to 3 hours of charging time. These controllers only allow up to 5V/2A, so no fast-charging adapter accelerates the process.

It is possible to charge your controllers from a USB-C laptop port with power delivery, as they don’t require too much output. However, we advise using a power outlet and a USB-C power adapter, as it delivers steady energy and avoids inadvertent disconnections.

DJI Motion controller and DJI FVP Remote Controller 2

To charge these RCs, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure your controller is OFF. Power it OFF by holding down the power button for two seconds.
  2. Connect a USB-C to a USB-C cable to a power adapter and then to a wall outlet.
  3. Connect the controller to the other USB-C tip.
  4. Let it charge for up to 3 hours until the LEDs emit no light.

What else do I need to know about the DJI Avata battery?

The DJI Avata uses the DJI Intelligent Flight Battery, which has integrated features to protect it for a longer lifespan.

Auto-Discharging

The first feature automatically discharges the battery once it meets some conditions.

If you don’t use the battery in a day, it discharges from 100% to 96%. And from 100% to 60% when you don’t use the battery for five days.

Don’t be alarmed if you check the battery and it has lost charge. It’s typical on Li-Ion batteries, as that way, the battery ages less quickly.

And if you sense some heat from it while not in use, it is also usual. The battery transforms that energy into heat to discharge. So it’s a good idea to store it in a cool (room temperature), dry place.

Auto-off

This model also has other functions. It powers OFF the battery once it reaches 20 minutes ON with no use.

This is to prevent the drone and the battery from overheating, since the drone has no internal cooling system. When in flight, the cooling happens naturally through the movement of air past the drone.

Hibernation mode

Let’s say you don’t use the battery for more than five days. So it enters Hibernation mode to protect itself from discharging to an over-discharge. If this happens, you can wake it by charging it for 20 minutes.

While in use, the battery can reach 10% or below, and it’s easy to suffer a discharge that can damage it. So the battery enters Hibernation mode, so you must wake it up.

Balanced charging

Voltage peaks can damage your battery, burning it. This feature maintains the Voltage within a safe range, avoiding permanent damage.

Overcharge protection

In addition to the balance charging, this feature prevents your battery from overcharging.

When overcharged, a battery surpasses its Voltage peak. Battery damage occurs with recurrent overvoltage.

This protection stops the battery from charging once it reaches 100%. So don’t worry when leaving it connected once it has finished charging.

If somehow it should occur, the battery will signal an overcharge when the LED 3 blinks twice per second.

Overcurrent protection

Another variable that can burn your battery is an overcurrent. This will put the battery at high temperatures that could result in a fire.

So the overcurrent protection stops the charging process if it senses an overcurrent.

When LED 2 blinks twice per second, it detects an overcurrent.

Over-discharge protection

This function preserves your battery from an over-discharge while not in use.

This feature keeps your battery between 50% and 60% when you don’t use your battery for more than five days. Those levels are the standard to keep your battery from aging too quickly.

Short circuit protection

Have you ever seen sparks flying from a power outlet? That’s a short circuit. If it happens on your drone, your battery can suffer from burn damage.

And to prevent it, this protection cuts the energy supplied to the battery once it senses a short circuit.

The battery has detected a short circuit when the LED 2 blinks three times per second.

Temperature detection

The environment your battery is in is crucial for its correct operation. DJI recommended temperature range for your DJI Avata battery is between 41° and 104° F.

The Intelligent Flight Battery stops charging when it senses temperatures out of that range.

If you are in a place with temperatures near or below 41°F, the LED 4 blinks twice per second if you attempt to charge it.

If this happens, you can warm the battery first as follows:

  1. Install the battery into the Avata and power ON the drone. Don’t fly it.
  2. After 20 minutes, remove the battery and charge it.

With an outside temperature above 104°F, the LED 4 blinks three times per second when connected to the power outlet.

To charge the battery in hot environments, proceed as below:

  1. Ensure the outside temperature is below 122°F. When the battery’s internal temperature reaches that value, this detection function cuts the charging.
  2. Ensure you are charging the battery in the coldest place possible. Avoid charging it with the sun rays hitting it.
  3. Ensure the battery isn’t burning hot. Don’t charge the battery after flying the drone. Please wait for it to cool down for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Now that it has cooled down, the battery can safely charge.