Hi Guys, I’m new to this pastime and have not acquired drone yet. After doing research and reading post on this excellent site. I’ve decided on a DJI mini or mini2. I spend up to 6 months a year in my motorhome, mainly without electric hook up. Can anyone inform me as to whether these drones batteries can be charged from a 12 volt supply. Cheers.
With a third party / aftermarket charger, yes.
With an official DJI Car Charger, no.
DJI chargers only work with the engine running, they have a minimum voltage requirement. Your leisure batteries probably won’t be putting out a high enough voltage (even on solar?)
Aftermarket chargers aren’t fussed about their input voltage, they’ll still charge your batteries
My Mini 2 batteries will just charge from any USB socket, so assuming your van has one of those somewhere you’d be fine.
Seeing as the Mini and Min2 charge from USB could you wire something like this into your system?
The controller too
Use an inverter for 240v mains power… Simples
That’s not friendly to leisure batteries
Definitely makes more sense to just step down 12V DC to 5V rather than going 12V DC - 240V AC - 5V DC
The simple USB cable option is by far the best recommendation
Could always go down the powerbank option, but then you still have to charge that.
As Rich says, don’t overthink it. USB it
Something like this:
I have used an inverter for years for various things.
2x 120ah leisure batteries topped up with solar panel and a 2000w inverter.
Charge phone batteries, camera batteries and run a TV + the Mrs uses her hair drier on occasion.
Never had a problem in last 5 years or so
The inverter I’ve got also has 5v USB sockets as well… Best of both worlds
Thanks for all your suggestions. Y’all have a nice day.
Yep I have one of these.
Do you know if it will fast charge mini 2 batteries?
Yes it does pal sorry it was a quick answer before
You will need a usb-c to usb-c cable as the PD charge is only on the usb-c hope this sheds more light.
Cheers Mate perfect will get one ordered
I got a ecoflow river 600
it has a cig lighter 12v and fast charge usb and usb-c
charges fast charge from empty in 1.5 hours
Looks the business that but going to need a gold bar to get one