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DJWacko
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Has anyone got the car charger? My wife and I do a lot of free camping in our caravan so wondering the best way to charge the Air 2 when off grid. Does the car charger charge as quick as mains power or am I better off getting an inverter to hook up to caravan battery? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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I can't say a lot about charging the MA2, I have a Mavic 2 Pro, but only use the supplied mains charger. But previously I had a P3 Pro and a charger that plugged into the cigarette lighter in the car. It was slightly slower than using the supplied mains charger.

If you do get the car charger for the Air 2, it will probably be much the same. There is not a lot of point in getting an inverter, as there is a massive inefficiency in charging that way, but if you do decide to go that way, make sure you buy a proper sine-wave output inverter, because the charger will hate the cheaper square-wave inverter.
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Here in the USA, the Hanatora charger is popular (I have one, works great). It's powered by AC or DC, charges up to 4 batteries simultaneously, and has a "Storage mode" setting to charge/discharge the battery to ~55% for long term storage.

Amazon AU Link - Hanatora Battery Home Charger & Car Charger for DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone,5 in 1 Rapid Charging Hub with Charging and Storage
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if you get a cheap inverter you'll just end up keeping your batteries warm; they'll never charge up
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DJWacko
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Geebax Posted at 1-8 18:41
I can't say a lot about charging the MA2, I have a Mavic 2 Pro, but only use the supplied mains charger. But previously I had a P3 Pro and a charger that plugged into the cigarette lighter in the car. It was slightly slower than using the supplied mains charger.

If you do get the car charger for the Air 2, it will probably be much the same. There is not a lot of point in getting an inverter, as there is a massive inefficiency in charging that way, but if you do decide to go that way, make sure you buy a proper sine-wave output inverter, because the charger will hate the cheaper square-wave inverter.

Thanks for your advice , l was thinking about 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter as the caravan has sufficient battery power. But more expensive than car charger.. cheers
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DJWacko
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Pappy3 Posted at 1-8 18:44
Here in the USA, the Hanatora charger is popular (I have one, works great). It's powered by AC or DC, charges up to 4 batteries simultaneously, and has a "Storage mode" setting to charge/discharge the battery to ~55% for long term storage.

Amazon AU Link - Hanatora Battery Home Charger & Car Charger for DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone,5 in 1 Rapid Charging Hub with Charging and Storage

Awesome thanks for that , definitely going to look into that. Sounds perfect.
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The Saint Posted at 1-8 20:18
if you get a cheap inverter you'll just end up keeping your batteries warm; they'll never charge up

Yeah I was thinking of a victory pure sine wave inverter . Probably a 1200 watt. Few more dollars than a car charger though.
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The Saint Posted at 1-8 20:18
if you get a cheap inverter you'll just end up keeping your batteries warm; they'll never charge up

Yeah I was thinking of a victron  pure sine wave inverter . Probably a 1200 watt. Few more dollars than a car charger though.
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I have the Hanatora charger mentioned in Post 3 and it works perfectly.  
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Pappy3 Posted at 1-8 18:44
Here in the USA, the Hanatora charger is popular (I have one, works great). It's powered by AC or DC, charges up to 4 batteries simultaneously, and has a "Storage mode" setting to charge/discharge the battery to ~55% for long term storage.

Amazon AU Link - Hanatora Battery Home Charger & Car Charger for DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone,5 in 1 Rapid Charging Hub with Charging and Storage

I have the Hanatora charger and have used the AC (110V) function to charge and discharge batteries.  Read the instructions closely...when charging you insert the batteries into the charger with the battery power off...when discharging you turn the battery on and then insert it into the charger.  I have not used the 12V (car) feature yet.
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Good information on the Hanatora, thanks! I need to pick one up when traveling and was researching how folks charge up without having to bring extra batteries.

Would love to hear feedback on the DC charge.

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DowntownRDB Posted at 1-9 07:14
I have the Hanatora charger mentioned in Post 3 and it works perfectly.

I like the idea of simultaneously charging multiple batteries while at home or on the go.  Do you know if the Hanatora will fit in the Fly More Combo bag with the batteries?
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JohnLietzke Posted at 1-9 09:56
I like the idea of simultaneously charging multiple batteries while at home or on the go.  Do you know if the Hanatora will fit in the Fly More Combo bag with the batteries?

Never tried it as I have a travel bag to hold my DSLR camera, lens, drones, etc so I don't use the combo bag.
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Looking at the charger specs/dimensions, I doubt it will fit in the fly more combo bag. At that point it's probably safe to pack it separately or upgrade the bag size.
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JohnLietzke Posted at 1-9 09:56
I like the idea of simultaneously charging multiple batteries while at home or on the go.  Do you know if the Hanatora will fit in the Fly More Combo bag with the batteries?

No, it will not fit.  As I recall, the combo bag is pretty much maxed out with RC, MA2 and batts.  The charger not only has the unit that four batteries attach to but also the converter that changes 120-240 AC to 12V DC.
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