– Plan your flights so that they are comfortably within the limits of the battery. Leave time at the end of the flight for any unexpected need for extra power, for example, to counter the wind, to wait for the landing zone to clear, to abort the landing or manoeuvre.
– The lower you push its charge, the shorter a battery’s lifetime will be. Fly to, or allow the drone to return to Home and land well before the battery runs out, before endurance is signalled as low. Taking the battery repeatedly below 20% may significantly reduce its lifetime. Taking the battery repeatedly down to 5% charge or below will greatly reduce battery lifetime and reliability.
– In low temperatures or when winds are strong, you must adapt your missions to a shorter available flight time per charge. In strong wind your drone uses more power and will fly for a shorter time per charge.
– In cold conditions, where the air temperature is below 5 °C (41 °F), keep batteries warm or warm them up to at least 5 °C before connecting them to the drone.
– Don’t keep a Li-Po battery fully charged or discharged for more than two weeks. Store your drone’s batteries at about 70% charge. Use the supplied charger to bring your batteries to 70% (storage) charge. Your battery’s charge level and total voltage appears in eMotion. If you need to bring a battery’s charge down for storage, and don’t have a suitable charger, use up some power with a short flight.
– Do not leave batteries in your drone for extended periods. When possible, keep batteries in your drone’s case. If you need to store them elsewhere, avoid direct sunlight and keep them in a cool place, indoors.
– Your drone is supplied with an intelligent charger that balances charge, prevents over-charging and detects the abnormally low voltages that can signal a battery fault and risk of fire.
– The supplied senseFly charger can fully charge your batteries for flight, bring them to approximately 70% charge for storage and to 30% charge for shipping. Its display shows detailed information including charge mode, charge level, cell voltages, charging current and battery capacity. It can also emit audible alerts, for example, when charging is complete.
-Always connect both the battery’s charging and balancing cables to the charger. To start charging or discharging, long press the channel control button for the battery you have connected. Using the scroll wheel, choose the type of battery you have connected and the charge level you want. Press the scroll wheel to make a selection.
– If you notice a significant drop in the available flight time after fully charging of one of your batteries, do not charge or continue to use that battery. Significantly reduced power capacity can indicate an internal fault.
– Immediately after a flight, the battery may be hot and charging can damage it. Wait for the battery cool to room temperature before charging it again.
– If possible, always charge batteries in a LiPo guard bag. These bags are designed to limit the spread of fire.
– Avoid all contact with the electrolyte in the battery and electrolysis vapours. In the event of a leak, do not allow battery contents to come into contact with skin or eyes. In case of contact with the skin, wash copiously with soap and water. In case of contact with the eyes, rinse copiously with cold water and
consult a doctor. In case of inhalation of electrolysis vapours, seek medical help.- If you notice a suspicious smell or noise or observe smoke emanating from the battery or charger, disconnect it immediately. Never charge a swollen battery, one that is leaking or one which has been damaged.- Only charge the supplied battery with a senseFly-approved charger. Do not attempt to charge the battery with any other charger, or use senseFly chargers to charge other batteries.- Inspect the batteries and charger regularly for damage to the cable, plug, enclosure or other parts. Do not use the battery if the plastic cover has been torn or compromised in any way. Never use a damaged charger.
– Do not charge batteries near flammable materials or on an flammable or conducting surface, for example, do not charge on carpet, a car seat, wooden flooring or wooden furniture.
– Do not leave the battery unattended while charging.- Do not cover the battery or charger while charging.
– Do not place or store your battery near a source of heat.
– Do not attempt to charge the battery while it is still installed in your drone or inside the case.
– Do not attempt to charge a battery if the ambient temperature is below 0 °C or above 40 °C.- Do not expose the battery to excessive physical shock such as impact or crushing force. Do not place any heavy objects on the battery or charger. Avoid dropping the battery.
– Keep batteries out of the reach of children.- Do not allow the battery to come into contact with any kind of liquid. Do not leave your device out in the rain or near a source of moisture.- Do not put the battery in a microwave oven or in a pressurised container.
– Do not attempt to dismantle, pierce, distort or cut the battery and do not attempt to repair the battery or charger.
– Do not transport batteries in the hold or other area of an aircraft that is inaccessible during flight. On commercial flights, do not check batteries in—transport them in hand baggage.
– Discarding batteries in general household or commercial waste harms the environment. Damaged or unusable batteries must be disposed of properly, for example, in a container specially reserved for this purpose, following appropriate local guidelines and regulations. For further information contact your
local municipal authority, the reseller from whom you purchased your drone, or senseFly.
– Do not dispose of the battery in fire.
Non-compliance with these instructions could result in gas being given off, fire, burns, electric shock or an explosion.
The user accepts liability for the use of the supplied Lithium-ion Polymer battery.
As the manufacturer and the distributor cannot ensure the battery is used correctly (charging, discharging, storage, etc.), they cannot be held liable for damages caused to persons or property.