MANAGING UAS FLIGHT BATTERIES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY August 07, 2017

In public safety, we’re all taught to be ready at a moment’s notice; have your car topped-off, radios charged, plenty of fresh ammo, etc.… Naturally it stands to reason that we also want our UAS (drone) flight batteries fully charged and ready to go. However, leaving UAS flight batteries on a full charge can actually jeopardize safety, as it makes the batteries prone to failure.

UAS flight batteries are all LiPo (lithium polymer) type batteries. Unlike other type of batteries, LiPo batteries are intolerant of being left on either a full or empty charge. LiPo batteries left on a full charge start sustaining damage at ten days. After a few occurrences of the batteries being left on full charge, batteries will start to swell. Continually leaving batteries fully charged will lead to drastically reduced flight time, potential fires and potential explosions.

To strike a balance in between the technical needs of LiPo batteries, and public safety readiness, our Nathan George has prepared a short training lesson on UAS battery management.

 

BATTERY ROTATION FORM
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