DJI Mavic Mini 2 Battery Getting Too Warm & Hot: What to do?

If you worry about the condition of your battery drone and the overheating of your DJI Mavic mini 2, here are some tips that might help you.

Many drone owners report cases when their aircraft overheated a little bit and, for some, even more.

On a normal flight, how hot does the battery get for the DJI Mavic Mini 2?

Various factors influence the battery’s temperature in the flight of your DJI Mavic Mini 2: 

  • the flying mode you’re in
  • whether you’re flying at a height or hovering close to the ground
  • the actual outdoor temperatures of the air

I ran several tests back using my Mini 2. 

The results were: When the Mini was on for 20 mins with props that did not spin: 98.6 degrees.

After I Remote landed and continued to keep our Props moving for 20 minutes, the temperature was 104 degrees.

Then, the air temperature was between 118 and 120 degrees.

What to do when your DJI Mavic Mini 2 gets hot?

  • It is best not to leave the DJI lithoum battery inside the drone long after it has landed.
  • Get it removed as soon as you are able to.
  • Also, ensure that it’s not in a hot car such as the one you’ve seen.
  • There’s no hard or quick temperature to the battery following the flight.
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Sometimes, prior to flying, I’ll plug the battery in the Mini 2, then start the controller and perhaps spend a couple of minutes looking over the settings before heading out to fly.

It typically takes me just a few minutes, and I might even turn the motors to ensure that everything is working properly.

When I turn off the drone, it’s warm on both sides, which I assume could be the result of the battery.

Is it normal that my Mavic Mini 2 is getting warm/hot?

Yes, it’s normal. The DJI Mavic Mini 2 has no internal fan, which means it releases heat from the air that moves over it as it moves.

A great way to ensure it stays cool is to put a small office fan to blow on it when conducting checks, firmware, or updates.

If you leave it running for too long before flying, it’ll become hotter, but it will notify you to turn it off and allow it to cool.

This has a fairly significant impact on the lifespan of the battery.

Another thing that isn’t good for the battery’s life is charging it when it is still hot.

So why not allow them to cool for fifteen minutes outdoors before attempting to charge?

If you let a Mavic Mini 2 sit powered on for too long it’ll get even hotter.

But fortunately, their developers thought about this and it’ll give you a notification warning to shut it down.

You should let it cool off before flying after you let it sit without actually flying for too long.

Otherwise, it can influence the life of the battery.

Another action that can have a bad effect on the battery life is charging the battery while still warm.

Do Mavic Mini 2 Batteries have self-heating?

The regular M2P batteries aren’t self-heating.

They are only the ones that are included in the enterprise version for SAR.

Check my following article if you want to learn more about drones in cold weather and to fly your drone in winter.

They can operate in harsh conditions by maintaining the battery at an optimal operating temperature since they spend considerable time flying at low speed and hovering.

Cold temperatures can reduce the battery’s flight time and the self-heating too.

I took off with the Mavic Mini 2 a couple of days ago to capture snow pictures.

dji drone battery heat temperature

I fully charged one battery and then placed it into the drone once the battery was completely charged.

After that, I went outside and flew over my front yard.

The temperature outside was sub-three. It took off. I flew it only for taking some pictures.

The flight duration was 9 minutes and 25 seconds, take off battery was 98%, landing 65percent, and the maximum temperature of the battery is 82.0 F.

When I removed the battery it was only barely warm.

Can Mavic Mini 2 drones overheat?

The temperature of batteries is highly dependent on the weather conditions.

They have cooling fans as well as heat syncs to accomplish that.

If you keep your drone in open sunshine or in a scorching place with no airflow, the drone could get very hot.

It’s not common to experience that a battery has a high temperature when flying.

But, if it’s extremely hot and sunny, the battery could reach a temperature limit that might be higher than optimal.

But as I mentioned this is more possible when the drone is kept in a hot environment, in the sun, or inside an automobile that is hot.

Mavic Mini 2 drone gets hot when transferring files

When I was making some research about this topic I found some drone owners who reported a small overheating of their Mavic Mini when transferring files.

They were transferring photos from the Mini 2 to iPhone.

And after feeling significant overheating they measured temps as high as 138.2°f and average temps between 125° and 130°.

Even a simple phone battery can overheat when used heavily for playing games or watching videos for an extended period.

One of the best pieces of advice you can get to prevent this is to either put the drone on an AC Vent or box fan or something.

Best if you get a Lightning port SDCard reader and transfer your photos or videos that way.

These drones are designed to keep themselves in, or at least near, operating temperatures while flying because it only has an almost entirely passive cooling system.

The Mavic Mini 2 isn’t meant to be powered up unless flying normally.

Setting it in place will cause it to get too hot and have a slight chance of even causing additional damage.

What can cause a DJI drone battery to become too warm or hot?

The batteries used in our drones have been made to generate a lot of power when needed.

That equates to heat when flying in sports mode.

It’s obvious that it will be warmer when using it intensively than just floating it.

  • The frame of the ideal temperature that the battery performs most effectively is small.
  • For example, in extremely cold weather the batteries are draining faster and might heat up a little bit.
  • But generally, the chemical reactions will be slower and the battery will have worse performance.

To get around this, commercial drones have the feature of a self-heating function.

This can monitor the battery temperature and it can maintain an ideal temperature.

Overheating a drone battery is the smallest issue these quadcopters can cause.

Check my article about drone injuries.

  • I fly FPV on a variety of kinds of aircraft, and in all of them, the video TX can get my device very hot if it is not actively flying within a few minutes after turning it on.
  • I was flying some time ago when it required me to gain GPS. My VTX became hot enough to burn my fingers.

Much of the warmth in our Mavic minis is due to the VTX.

In my observation, the batteries will only begin to warm up when under stress.

Check my following article if you ever thought about flying your drone in the rain or my basic overview on how DJI drones are manufactured.

FAQ

What to do when your DJI Mavic Mini 2 gets hot?

Sometimes, prior to flying, I’ll plug the battery in the Mini 2, then start the controller and perhaps spend a couple of minutes looking over the settings before heading out to fly.

What to do when DJI Mavic Mini 2 Battery Getting Too Warm/Hot?

The batteries used in our drones have been made to generate a lot of power when needed. That equates to heat when flying in sports mode. It’s obvious that it will be warmer when using it intensively than just floating it.

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