Parrot Battery is one of the leading drone manufacturers that produce a wide range of drones, from hobby drones to professional drones. Two of their drones, Parrot Anafi and Parrot Bebop 2 (discontinued but still available for purchase), are pretty famous and have almost the same performance as DJI Mavic Air 2, DJI Mavic Mini 2 and DJI Phantom 3. Today, you will be looking for their batteries.
The Parrot Anafi drone uses a 2S intelligent battery with a voltage of 7.4, which lasts at least 25 minutes, while the Bebop 2 uses a 3S Lipo battery with a voltage of 11.1 and a flight time of 30 minutes. These batteries are relatively stable, with minimal issues that can fix with firmware updates.
I will discuss these two batteries and how to get the most out of them. First, we will discuss Parrot Anafi battery topics, then Bebop battery questions. Finally, I’ll answer a few questions and tips related to any Parrot battery (or any drone, for that matter).
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What Battery does the Parrot Anafi use?
It uses a 2700 mAh intelligent 2S LiPo battery. LiPo batteries have a sleeping voltage of 3.7V, which means the Parrot Anafi’s Battery will be 7.4V.
How to charge the Parrot Anafi battery
There are three ways to recharge the Parrot Anafi battery;
- Using a standard AC adapter plugged into a wall outlet or other outlet.
- I am using a laptop or other tabletop USB-A port.
- You are using an AC adapter. Be sure to use a USB-C to USB-C cable (sold separately). Although you can charge it with an external USB-PD battery, it not recommends because not all of them are compatible with Parrot Anafi batteries.
How long ensures it take to charge a Parrot Anafi battery?
The time will depend on the charging method. Below you will find the charging times for the Parrot Anafi;
- AC adapter – 150 to 210 minutes
- Laptop or power bank: 270 to 320 minutes
- Power adapter – 105 minutes
As you can see, if you need to charge the battery quickly, the power adapter would be your best option.
How long do Parrot Anafi batteries last?
With a capacity of 2700 mAh, the Parrot Anafi battery lasts 25 minutes. That’s pretty standard for a drone of its calibre. And that’s enough time to take pictures with the 4K resolution camera or fly for fun. Plus, you can get extra batteries to range the aeronautical time to at least 1 hour.
How to identify when a Parrot Anafi battery is fully charged?
The Parrot Anafi battery has 4 LEDs set in a line, and they light up green when the drone is charging. As your manual explains, here is how to tell if the Battery has total charges.
- One flashing LED: 0 to 25% of battery level
- One fixed and 1 flashing LED: 25% to 50%
- 2 LEDs solid and one flashing: 50% to 75%
- Three reliable and one flashing LED: 75% to 100%
The Battery is charged when all the LEDs are solid green without flashing.
When the set is not in the charger, and it is in the drone or not in use, here is how to know whether you should charge it.
How to remove the Battery from a Parrot Anafi
The Parrot Anafi battery has a button in the section where it connects to the drone. To remove the Battery, unfold the arms of the drone and press the button. Then gently slide the Battery out of the drone and lift it out.
How to turn the Parrot Anafi battery on/off
The Anafi battery has a power key on the top. To turn the Battery on or off, press it once and don’t hold it down.
Like utmost RC devices, Parrot drones use LiPo batteries that must handle with the utmost care, from charging to discharging to disposal. And as we have established, each Battery will also have its issues depending on how it is completed.
I have mentioned everything there is to know about the batteries used for Parrot Anafi and Bebop drones. Always remember to consult your manual for any special instructions. I realise that some users have unique issues that Parrot or other drone experts have not addressed. Hopefully, they will work on this in future updates.