Overheating, a faulty battery cell or charger, a faulty charger cord, the battery having been stored for too long and is completely flat, or the battery being in hibernation mode are all possible causes for your DJI Mavic Air battery not charging.
Hello, fellow drone enthusiasts! My name is Lavelle and I am a drone pilot and a long-time drone enthusiast. For the past decade, I have been using my drones for professional and recreational uses and have had many instances where my battery did not charge for one reason or another.
In this article, I will discuss some of the reasons that your DJI Mavic Air battery is not charging. I will also cover 6-ways that I have learned to fix the problem.
- Key Takeaways
- Reasons Why DJI Mavic Air Battery Not Charging
- 6 Ways to Fix DJI Mavic Air Battery Not Charging
- Final Thoughts
- Store your drone battery in a cool, dry place and check it regularly to make sure it’s in good condition.
- Ensure that your battery is not in the hibernation or sleep mode.
- Before use, it is important to inspect the battery and make sure it is not damaged.
Reasons Why DJI Mavic Air Battery Not Charging
The following are some of the most frequent causes of the DJI Mavic Air battery stopping to charge:
In some instances when your battery has been sitting unused for lengthy periods of time, it will automatically go into hibernation mode. It is also known as a sleep mode. DJI automatically puts batteries in hibernation mode to protect them from draining completely and becoming unusable after they have been stored for long periods of time.
Check your battery for physical damage. Some signs of damage include things such as a dent on the corner of the battery or any kind of black, burned stain on the battery.
Battery Installation Errors
Sometimes when your battery is not charging, it may simply be that the battery is installed incorrectly. Check to ensure that you have inserted your battery fully and that it is flush with the drone’s charging component.
Batteries are very finicky. If they overheat or are exposed to extreme temperatures, they can malfunction which includes not charging. Take caution to not overcharge your battery. Also take caution to not use your drone in extreme temperatures (hot or cold) as this may result in permanent damage to your battery.
6 Ways to Fix DJI Mavic Air Battery Not Charging
Here are 6-ways that I have learned to possibly fix the battery not charging problem.
1. Get the Battery Out of Hibernation Mode
As mentioned above, the battery could be in hibernation mode. If so, you need to get the battery out of hibernation mode by:
- Press the power button once
- Press and hold the power button a second time for about three seconds
- Connect it to your DJI power supply (using aftermarket chargers may result in malfunctions)
- Put it on the charger and wait a while (it may take 3-4 hours on the charger before it comes out of sleeping mode)
2. Check the Ports
Another thing you can do is check your ports. If the ports are dirty, they may not allow the battery to charge properly. Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to clean out the ports. Also check for any broken, loose, and damaged wires to the port.
3. Update the Firmware
The firmware for DJI is updated frequently. Make sure you have the most recent update installed. Maintaining an updated firmware version makes sure your charger is operating properly.
4. Check If the Battery Is Correctly Attached
In some instances, it is simply a matter of the battery not being attached to the charging port (brick) firmly. Ensure that you connect the charger to the battery firmly and that all other connections are secured.
5. Bring the Batteries’ Temperature Back to Normal
Your battery will malfunction and stop charging if it overheats. If your battery feels extremely hot, unplug it, let it sit for about 30 minutes, and then try plugging it back in. By doing this, the battery can deactivate and cool down.
6. Replace the Battery
If none of these approaches work, it’s possible that your battery is completely dead and that your only option is to replace it. In my opinion, you should always try to have extra batteries on hand. I always keep three extra batteries on hand for each drone as a safety net.
Maintaining a good, strong battery is an important piece of the flying process. It can be a frustrating experience for a drone owner when your battery does not charge. Make the most of your flying experience by charging it fully but without overcharging it and storing it properly.
Did you ever try to fix your drone battery that was not charging? What method helped you? Feel welcome to leave a comment and share your experience with other drone enthusiasts.