DJI Inspire 1 5700 Battery
Pretty much all camera drones come with a battery. Some are much better than others, but they all get less than thirty minutes of flight time. Not terrible, but not great either. But if you think about it, those batteries are pulling a lot of weight and doing a huge job. So you really have to be impressed with those drones that get in a lot of flight time.
With the DJI Inspire 1, you get a high-capacity 4500mAh battery called the DJI Intelligent Flight Battery. It is a great battery but it only gives you about 18 minutes of flight time, which is only slightly above average. While this is still generally enough time to get in some good photo shots before you have to switch batteries or head home, more flight time would definitely be appreciated.
Fortunately for all of us, DJI made a more advanced battery for the Inspire 1 that will give you 22 minutes of flight time instead of just 18. You might say “four minutes more? Big deal.” Yes, it is a big deal. This battery would actually make a huge difference in your photography projects, especially if you had several of these in the field and could switch one out when it ran out of juice.
The amount of flight time isn’t the only difference between the 4500 battery and the 5700 battery. When comparing the specs, you’ll see four key differences:
Net Weight: 670g
Net Weight: 570g
So the battery type is the same (LiPo 6S) and so is the operating temperature range (-10 to 40C) and max charging power (180W). But otherwise, the 5700 battery holds a lot more punch. The only benefit you get with the 4500 battery is that it is slightly lighter.
Similar to the 4500, the 5700battery is smart; it will tell you mid-flight how much battery charge remains and when would be a good time to return the Inspire 1 back to home. In pretty much all other ways, the two batteries operate the same way. The battery has the same protections that allow it to function properly: the battery will automatically stop charging when it is full; the battery will only charge at suitable temperatures; the power supply will cut off when a short circuit is identified; and the app will indicate if a battery cell becomes damaged. All super helpful.
Remember that your battery must be fully charged before it can be used for the first time. Charging is simple, but do not use a different charger than what is specified, because this will damage your battery.
Unfortunately, you can only take up to two 5700 batteries on a plane, and they have to be in a carry-on. This is because they have regulations on larger lithium batteries. So be aware of this if you plan on traveling with your Inspire 1 on a plane.
If you need more information on your battery, you can get it from the pilot app on your master controller.
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