Battery life and maintenance?

For info regarding battery autonomy while flying, check this FAQ.

For more info regarding brightness settings and consequences on battery autonomy while flying, check this FAQ.

AIR³’s lithium ion batteries are expected to provide 300 to 500 full cycles.

Once you receive your brand new AIR³, it is recommended that you perform 3 full discharge / recharge cycles to set the battery capacity to its maximum.

Lithium batteries today do not have “charge memory” issues like Nicad batteries did in the past. So, this means that you don’t need to fully discharge it before charging it. However, we recommend that you perform a full charge / discharge cycle once every 50 charges to bypass digital memory and recalibrate the power gauge.

Follow also these additional rules:

  1. If it is not used frequently, it must be charged and discharged once a month
  2. Do not charge at high temperature or low temperature
  3. Do not fully charge the battery after it has often reached 0%. Charge at 15% first.

Avoid completely discharging lithium-ion batteries.
If a lithium-ion battery is discharged below 2.5 volts per cell, a safety circuit built into the battery opens and the battery appears to be dead.
The unit will only turn on if the battery is fully charged.

For prolonged storage it is therefore very important not to leave the device discharged. Make sure it is charged to more than 50% of its capacity.

Ideal charge before putting it away, is 80%.

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