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DJIMNYD
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I'm looking for guide to maintain DJI batteries for MA2 and found this.
https://store.dji.com/guides/battery-care-important-think/

5-29 22:20
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Sparkflier
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Another thing that I do every month to even further take care of and extend life is called a deep cycle. First, fully charge battery. Then fly it until low battery and bring it back to you. Then when it hits critically low, resist the landing by using throttle and wait until the battery reaches 5%. Then immediately shut it off and wait 30 minutes for the battery to cool down. Then fully charge it. This will give the battery’s cells a reset and lengthen the life of it.
5-30 11:55
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DJIMNYD
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Sparkflier Posted at 5-30 11:55
Another thing that I do every month to even further take care of and extend life is called a deep cycle. First, fully charge battery. Then fly it until low battery and bring it back to you. Then when it hits critically low, resist the landing by using throttle and wait until the battery reaches 5%. Then immediately shut it off and wait 30 minutes for the battery to cool down. Then fully charge it. This will give the battery’s cells a reset and lengthen the life of it.

Great. Thanks for the tips. Added value
5-30 17:24
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djiuser_d5qPU5n1Eq93
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DJIMNYD Posted at 5-30 17:24
Great. Thanks for the tips. Added value

I stored my Spark for 2 years and now the batteries do not charge. Green LED flashes a few times and then stop
5-30 18:20
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DJIMNYD
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djiuser_d5qPU5n1Eq93 Posted at 5-30 18:20
I stored my Spark for 2 years and now the batteries do not charge. Green LED flashes a few times and then stop

Hi,
I'm still new with DJI MA2. Recently there is discussion about charging battery for new MA2 just after unboxing it. Batteries wont charge or power on. I do not know whether this relevant to you or not. See the link for self explanatory.
https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... &extra=page%3D1
5-30 18:46
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Smashey1
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Sparkflier Posted at 5-30 11:55
Another thing that I do every month to even further take care of and extend life is called a deep cycle. First, fully charge battery. Then fly it until low battery and bring it back to you. Then when it hits critically low, resist the landing by using throttle and wait until the battery reaches 5%. Then immediately shut it off and wait 30 minutes for the battery to cool down. Then fully charge it. This will give the battery’s cells a reset and lengthen the life of it.

Forgive the question but this seems to conflict with other battery advice on this forum where several members suggest avoiding deeply discharging your batteries - trying to leave about 30% charge at the end of the flight - as this will prolong the life of the batteries.
I’m a novice but I’m now confused as to the best approach.
5-31 13:24
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ET214
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Sparkflier Posted at 5-30 11:55
Another thing that I do every month to even further take care of and extend life is called a deep cycle. First, fully charge battery. Then fly it until low battery and bring it back to you. Then when it hits critically low, resist the landing by using throttle and wait until the battery reaches 5%. Then immediately shut it off and wait 30 minutes for the battery to cool down. Then fully charge it. This will give the battery’s cells a reset and lengthen the life of it.

Thanks for the tip
6-3 08:33
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K6CCC
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I sort of had to laugh when I saw this subject.  My real job is a technician in a two way radio shop.  We deal with hundreds of batteries for portable radios.  I can tell you that batteries will drive you nuts.  Likely half the users that come into the radio shop with a portable radio not working right - it's the battery.
Yes, you can murder a battery by abusing them, and I have seen people who take good care of their batteries have them last two to three times longer than average.  Different battery chemistries have different requirements.  The deep cycle requirement was a huge requirement for NiCad batteries.  Less so with MiMH, and very little with Lithium.  Even within the Lithium family of batteries, there are different chemical formulations, and some of those have very different requirements.  My general recommendation is to follow whatever recommendation the manufacturer makes for that particular battery.  What works well for one battery may be very bad for another.  The manufacturers have the ability to test hundreds or thousands of batteries to confirm what works.  You likely don't want to go through hundreds of batteries testing them!
6-4 14:26
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DJIMNYD
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K6CCC Posted at 6-4 14:26
I sort of had to laugh when I saw this subject.  My real job is a technician in a two way radio shop.  We deal with hundreds of batteries for portable radios.  I can tell you that batteries will drive you nuts.  Likely half the users that come into the radio shop with a portable radio not working right - it's the battery.
Yes, you can murder a battery by abusing them, and I have seen people who take good care of their batteries have them last two to three times longer than average.  Different battery chemistries have different requirements.  The deep cycle requirement was a huge requirement for NiCad batteries.  Less so with MiMH, and very little with Lithium.  Even within the Lithium family of batteries, there are different chemical formulations, and some of those have very different requirements.  My general recommendation is to follow whatever recommendation the manufacturer makes for that particular battery.  What works well for one battery may be very bad for another.  The manufacturers have the ability to test hundreds or thousands of batteries to confirm what works.  You likely don't want to go through hundreds of batteries testing them!

Hi K6CCC,
Thanks for sharing the information. I agreed about the manufacturer know better about their battery.
Stay safe and have fun.
6-4 20:54
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