Over the past year, drones have become increasingly popular and accessible. Whether for professional use or a hobby, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) makers are introducing a wide range of drone models to the market for consumers and businesses alike. From the ability to shoot photos and videos from a birds-eye-view to professional racing of drones, the gadgets are being used for a variety of occasions.
In terms of what is available, consumers can find drones as "ready to fly" kits, fully-assembled and easy-to-fly quads or DIY kits which allow users to completely customize their drones to meet all their specific needs. Drones are significant investments, whether one opts for the DIY route or a "ready to fly" kit and there are a number of things users must consider before and after purchasing a drone.
The Importance of Using a High-Quality Battery
As a battery business, Batteries Plus Bulbs knows the importance of investing in a quality battery in order to ensure a drone is performing to the best of its abilities.
Many drones retail for $600 to $1,000 and upward. Should the battery die early, you run the risk of badly damaging the device you spent a lot of money on. Additionally, it’s important to use high-quality batteries to ensure dependability for video and photography use. If filming a major sporting event or wedding, there is only one chance to get the perfect shot – the more dependable the batteries, the less downtime and profits lost. For those looking to take up drone flying as a recreational hobby or interested in using drones for more commercial aerial video and/or photo uses, please keep the following points in mind to recognize the important differences in drone batteries.
- Battery Life Span – a high quality Lithium-ion battery should last over 300 cycles, but a poor-quality battery may only last 50 cycles before losing its charge
- Durability – a high quality battery will have internal safety features to prevent overheating and premature failure, while poor-quality batteries have a tendency to fail internally, resulting in "puffed cells" and making them unusable and unsafe
- Syncing – a high quality battery will have the most current communication chip inside to sync with the technology within the drone for proper functionality
For all of your drone battery needs, visit our site or a Batteries Plus Bulbs store in your area. We now carry a comprehensive selection of high-quality drone batteries. Additionally, our in-store specialists can help customers select the right battery and provide expert advice!
Follow the tips below to get the best life from your battery and most enjoyment flying your drone.
* As of Dec. 21, 2015, the FAA requires all owners (13 years of age or older) of small unmanned aircrafts and drones between .55 and 55 lbs. to register their name, email and home address before flying their device.