Dronemaker DJI says a firmware update is coming to fix a battery discharge issue in its DJI Mini 2 drone. According to TechRadar, the company says the update will “initiate automatic discharge when batteries are in the drone or charging hub and have not been used recently.” It’s a relatively minor problem that mainly affects battery life; lithium polymer batteries like the ones in the DJI Mini 2 have a longer life if they can slowly discharge when left fully charged for extended periods of time.
Unlike its Intelligent Flight Batteries, the batteries in the DJI Mini 2 “use a very small amount of charge to maintain vital functions and do not automatically start discharging,” the company said. TechRadar. DJI recommends removing batteries in the DJI Mini 2 from the aircraft or charging hub – regardless of whether the aircraft has received the firmware update – if the aircraft will not be used for a while. The timing of the firmware update has yet to be determined; we have contacted DJI for more details and will update when we hear anything.
The DJI Mini 2 was released in November 2020, and our reviewer called it the best drone under $ 500, with a decent camera that makes it “a perfect package for a content creator on the go.