The drône is an accessory that has largely democratized and some manufacturers have recently brought the possibility of charging them with solar, such as DJI and its new DJI Mini 2.
The DJI Mini 2 drone presents many innovations such as 4K video definition among others. But the biggest innovation in our opinion is that of being able to charge it quickly and directly in 5V thanks to its new USB-C port, included both on the battery of the Drone (directly or via the charging hubs) and on the remote control.
Charging a DJI Mini 2 to solar becomes an easy thing for Powertec
Indeed, most of the drones used to use batteries with a voltage of 7 to 8V, which required the use of 12V chargers to be able to recharge 12V batteries.
The drone is a device that has many professional applications, such as the monitoring of planted areas but also to allow topographic reconnaissance during expeditions and opening of new routes.
With a DJI mini 2 drone, it will now be quite simple to leave light enough to be able to recharge – via a 5V solar panel (USB) – a powerbank allowing the charge via USB-C of both the remote control and the battery of the DJI Mini 2.
To do this, the ideal, depending on the use and the duration of autonomy of the expedition, may be to have:
1) a 5V panel: PTFlap6, PTFlap11 or PTPocket Power
2) that will charge a battery – Powerbank with USB-C port: PT10,000mAh or PT15,000mAh
3) a power socket with a USB-C
4) a USB-C cigarette lighter adapter for car charging
5) a USB-C cable
In this configuration, all the panels can work with the 2 batteries indicated, only the charging time will differ depending on whether you charge with 1000, 2000 or 1250mAh. By dividing the size of the tank by the capacity of the panel, we find the useful time to charge the battery (ex: 10.000/2000 = 5h for the couple PTFlap11 and PT10.000 ).
The real adventurers who leave in total autonomy for several weeks will be able to bet on the hybrid panels PTFlap16 and PTFlap21 USB-C which present the triple interest:
1) to integrate a MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracker)
2) to operate in 5V and 12V, thus offering a wider range of charging capacity, especially in traditional photo/video
3) to be able to charge a PT111 battery which embeds a USB-C and will allow to charge everything, Drone, as Mac in roaming.
Powertec Design has been designing and manufacturing professional solar panels for 12 years, which allows it to be at the heart of electronic needs and to follow the charging trends of tomorrow.
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