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Will the new Mavics include USB-PD charging?
309 7 2018-12-24
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fuzzybabybunny
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I'm debating whether or not to get a Mavic Zoom. I'm using it for travel but the fact that it requires it's own charging brick when USB-PD is fully capable of providing all the power requirements for charging (my laptop charges via 65W USB-PD) makes me pause.

I don't want to carry around a completely seperate proprietary charging setup just for my drone when USB-PD is far more universal and a USB-PD battery bank could charge the Mavic while camping and hiking and such.

Is there any confirmation yet that the next generation of Mavics will have USB-PD charging?

Or are there any products out there on AliBaba or whatever that allow you to charge the current Mavics using USB-PD?
2018-12-24
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jacksonnai
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Yup it would be great if we are able to charge it with USB cable like the Spark and the Parrot Anafi's battery
Thanks for the suggestion!
2018-12-25
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jacksonnai
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BTW welcome to the forum and Merry Christmas fuzzybabybunny!
2018-12-25
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DJI Tony
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Hi, we highly appreciate your suggestion on our Mavic 2 Zoom. We will forward your suggestion to our R&D engineers to see what we can do to make this happen in the future. Thank you for your interest.
2018-12-25
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FatherXmas
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What would be really cool is a power brick with optional cables you can plug in to charge any DJI consumer drone (Spark, Mavic series and Phantoms) plus USB-PD ports for RC, phones, laptops and tablets. Maybe a third party company like Psytech or Fstop Labs will make something like this.  A third party is more likely to do it than DJI, plus a new drone coming out with USB-PD charging would leave everyone out that already has several DJI drones already.
2018-12-25
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Griffith
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USB only provides 5 v.  Won't work with Mavics higher voltage battery.  
2018-12-25
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Victor Lin
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Griffith Posted at 12-25 16:54
USB only provides 5 v.  Won't work with Mavics higher voltage battery.

Modern USB like USB-PD provides far more than 5V. My laptop charges via USB...
2018-12-25
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Griffith
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This is true.  USB-PD requires that both the power source and device be able to communicate and negotiate the voltage and current delivery.  To use USB-PD, the internal battery management system would require re-engineering  and you would still have a 'brick' charger, although a more universal brick.  The Mavic batteries are 3 cells and I'm not sure if the individual cells are charged sequentially or in parallel.  So it's not as easy as changing the connector.
2018-12-26
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