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How to Charge Your Potensic Drone (Explained)

Potensic drones are becoming more popular due to their incredible range of products. However, information about those products isn’t as easy to find as big brands like DJI or Autel.

One common question is how to charge these drones.

Each Potensic product has its own charging process. For example, to charge the Atom SE, connect the battery to a smartphone power adapter, then to a power outlet. To charge the Dreamer Pro and 4K drones, connect the battery to the charger with the drone and then to a power outlet.

Keep reading if you want a clear and concise step-by-step on how to charge these drones. We’ll cover the most common Potensic drones on the market right now.

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How to charge a Potensic drone

Charging your Potensic drone is straightforward.

  • Always use the original charger, power adapter, and cables from Potensic if available. This guarantees your drone’s charge at the designated voltage. If you lost them, please ensure the replacement cable, charger, or power adapter fulfills the current and voltage specs.
  • Always remove the battery from the drone before charging it. This way, you can avoid battery overheating and a possible fire.
  • Also, never charge the battery with the sun directly on it. It can overheat the battery, causing a fire. Always charge the battery in a cool place.
  • Charge your battery on a heat-resistant surface like wood or ceramic. Never charge it on a piece of fabric, as you can cause a fire if the battery overheats.
  • Never leave the battery unattended, as it can overheat to the point that it initiates a fire.

Now let’s dive into the charging process for each Potensic drone.

Below is a list with the name of all the available Potensic drones as of this writing. If you want to check one in particular, click the name, and you’ll land on the charging process for that drone.

  1. Potensic Atom SE
  2. Potensic Dreamer series
  3. Potensic T25
  4. Potensic P5
  5. Potensic P4
  6. Potensic A20
  7. Potensic A22
  8. Potensic A20W

1. Potensic Atom SE

Potensic ATOM SE
$299.99 $229.99

Atom se drone weighs less than 249g, no need for FAA & Remote ID registration.

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We start with the Atom SE, as you have two charging options.

Charging mode 1

The first way is using a smartphone power adapter.

  1. Remove the battery from the Atom SE.
  2. Connect the USB-C charging cable that came with your Potensic drone to the battery.
  3. Connect the other USB-C charging cable end to a 5V/3A power adapter.
  4. Connect the power adapter to a wall outlet. The red battery indicator lights up, meaning your battery is charging.
  5. The charging process completes in about an hour and a half. The battery indicator LED will shut down once the battery is full.

To charge its remote controller:

  1. Connect the USB-C charging cable that came with your Potensic drone to the RC.
  2. Connect the other USB-C charging cable end to a 5V/3A power adapter.
  3. Connect the power adapter to a wall outlet.
  4. The charging process completes in about two hours.

Charging mode 2

The second option is available if you have the Parallel Charging Hub.

  1. Remove the battery from the Atom SE.
  2. Insert the battery into the Parallel Charging Hub.
  3. Connect the dedicated power adapter to the Parallel Charging Hub.
  4. Now connect the dedicated power adapter to a wall outlet. The red battery indicator lights up to show your battery is charging and shuts down once the battery is full.
  5. Connect the USB-C charging cable that came with your Potensic drone to the RC.
  6. Connect the other USB-C charging cable end to the Parallel Charging Hub’s USB-C port.

With this charging method, you can charge up to three batteries in about an hour and a half and the RC simultaneously in about two hours.

2. Potensic Dreamer series

The most famous Potensic drones are the Dreamer series.

All the Dreamer family drones come with a dedicated charger, so you must only use it for charging the drone’s battery as follows:

  1. Remove the battery from the Dreamer Pro, 4K, or Pro 4K.
  2. Connect the flat port end of the Dreamer charger to the battery.
  3. Connect the power cord end to a wall outlet.
  4. The charging process completes in about two hours. When the four battery LEDs stop flashing, the battery is fully charged.

You must use a smartphone power adapter to charge its remote controller.

  1. Connect the USB-C charging cable that came with your Potensic drone to the RC.
  2. Connect the other USB-C charging cable end to a 5V/2A power adapter.
  3. Connect the power adapter to a wall outlet.
  4. The charging process completes in about two hours.

3. Potensic T25

  1. Remove the battery from the T25.
  2. Connect the micro-USB to USB charging cable that came with your Potensic drone to the battery.
  3. Connect the USB charging cable end to a 5V/2A power adapter.
  4. Connect the power adapter to a wall outlet.
  5. The charging process completes in about an hour. When the four battery LEDs stop flashing, the battery is fully charged.

To charge its remote controller:

  1. Connect the micro-USB to the USB charging cable with your Potensic drone to the RC.
  2. Connect the USB charging cable end to a 5V/2A power adapter.
  3. Connect the power adapter to a wall outlet.
  4. The charging process completes in about 50 minutes.

4. Potensic P5

  1. Remove the battery from the P5.
  2. Connect the micro-USB to USB charging cable that came with your Potensic drone to the battery.
  3. Connect the USB charging cable end to a 5V/2A power adapter.
  4. Connect the power adapter to a wall outlet.
  5. The charging process completes in about an hour when the cable LED shuts down.

To charge the remote controller, follow the instructions above.

5. Potensic P4

  1. Remove the battery from the P4.
  2. Connect the cable that came with your Potensic drone to the battery.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cable to a 5V/2A power adapter.
  4. Connect the power adapter to a wall outlet.
  5. The charging process completes in about three hours and 20 minutes when the cable LED shuts down.

This drone controller works with three AA batteries, so you can get rechargeable or non-rechargeable ones.

6. Potensic A20

  1. Remove the battery from the A20.
  2. Connect the A20-10 cable that came with your Potensic drone to the battery.
  3. Connect the USB end of the A20-10 cable to a 5V/2A power adapter.
  4. Connect the power adapter to a wall outlet.
  5. The charging process completes in about 40 minutes when the cable LED lights turn green.

This drone controller also works with three AAA batteries.

7. Potensic A22

  1. Remove the battery from the A22.
  2. Connect the cable that came with your Potensic drone to the battery.
  3. Connect the USB charging cable end to a 5V/1A power adapter.
  4. Connect the power adapter to a wall outlet.
  5. The charging process completes in about 50 minutes when the cable LED lights are green.

This drone controller works with two AAA batteries.

8. Potensic A20W

  1. Remove the battery from the A20W.
  2. Connect the A20W-10 charging cable that came with your Potensic drone to the battery.
  3. Connect the USB end of the A20W-10 cable end to a 5V/2A power adapter.
  4. Connect the power adapter to a wall outlet.
  5. The charging process completes in about 25 minutes when the cable LED lights turn green.

This drone controller works with four AA batteries.

Charging a new Potensic drone battery

Now you know how to charge each current Potensic drone and its controller when required.

However, most of us are in a rush to fly them. So our drone gets home, and we try to power it on after unboxing it.

This power-on procedure will fail as the battery cannot generate power.

First, you must wake the battery, or the drone won’t start.

To wake it up, you must charge it before using the drone. The charging time depends on the drone and its battery, as we have explained to you for each model.

Please take precautions when using power adapters, as they must meet the voltage and current requirements.

Each drone battery supports a specific amount of power. When you supply more than needed, the battery can get damaged.