DJI Mini3 battery only 24 minutes

Started Jun 4, 2022 | Discussions thread
ken_in_nh Senior Member • Posts: 2,399
Re: DJI Mini3 battery only 24 minutes

JohnHarlin wrote:

That would correlate with what Dericali said that the Mini3 is programmed to land with about 15-20% of the battery remaining, meaning they don't want to damage the battery.

However, I have on a number of occassions run my laptop battery down to zero without seeming to damage it. The fear may be on overblown.

What a device says about battery level and what the true battery level happens to be don't need to be the same thing.  Sophisticated devices like a laptop will have their own battery management software where the manufacturer decides how to balance running time with battery longevity.

I suspect DJI does the same thing, both through the battery itself and the device.  For instance, consider the auto discharge feature built into the Air 2S batteries.

For us consumers, the challenge is that we don't know if zero in our devices is really zero + 20% (or some other safety buffer) or not.  I suppose we could try to measure the voltage of a "fully discharged" battery?

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