What To Do With A DJI Battery Flashing Green

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Maintaining a DJI drone is a lot of work, and much of it has to do with following manufacturer instructions about taking care of the battery. In that case, what do you do when you see the DJI battery flashing green? Is this a sign of serious damage?

In most cases, the DJI battery flashing green means that it is still in need of recharging. However, it can also signal other issues, such as a problem with the firmware, or that it did not power down with the drone. Generally, it is a fixable problem with the battery.

Are you struggling to understand what a flashing green battery LED indicator means? We’ve got you covered! In this article, we will discuss what the flashing green light can mean, and how you can take care of your problem. We will also talk about the different safety measures in your DJI battery that help prolong its life and keep your drone safe!

What Does A DJI Battery Flashing Green Mean?

We all know that lights flashing on your DJI battery can be a sign of trouble, but it is important to be able to identify the issue at hand so you can take care of whatever is going on with your battery.

 We often associate the green color on an LED indicator with something good, but when it is rapidly flashing, it can be a sign that there is something going on. Here are the possible meanings when you are struggling with a DJI battery flashing green.

DJI battery flashing green

It Needs Time To Recharge

One of the most common reasons behind this issue is that you drained your battery to a level that is too low. The blinking light is a sign that the battery needs charging. In this case, the best way to address this problem is to leave it charging for a while, until it is completely charged.

There Is An Issue With The Firmware

Another issue that you can come across is that there may be a firmware problem at hand. The way to take care of this problem is to connect your battery to your PC and then check the DJI app to diagnose the problem at hand. The app will show you the steps needed to fix the issue.

The Battery Is Still On

In some cases, the battery can still be switched on because you remove it before the drone is powered off. As a result, you will need to place it back in the drone, and then power off the device. This will take care of the green light flashing on your battery.

The Battery Needs Replacing

In some cases, this is just a sign that the battery has a serious issue and needs to be replaced. You can do this by contacting customer support if you still have a warranty, or by purchasing a new DJI battery from the manufacturer. 

Safety Features Of The DJI Battery

The batteries on your DJI drones come with specialist features that are designed to improve the safety level of your devices. With these features on hand, you can have access to a device that is focused on getting the most out of the battery while keeping all of the inner components in the drone safe. Here are some of the features of your DJI battery.

Automatic Discharge

One of the things that can happen if your battery is left at full charge for a long period of time is a phenomenon known as swelling. This is extremely dangerous and can leave you at risk of a fire. However, with the DJI battery, you don’t have to worry about this happening. 

If you leave the battery for more than ten days at a level above 60%, the battery automatically charges. The discharging process can take three or four days depending on the level of charge on the battery.

Detection Of Temperature Changes

To help prevent the impact of charging your battery at temperatures that are too high or too low, the DJI battery has a built-in safety measure. Through this, your battery will only charge in a set temperature range. 

This helps the prevention of consequences such as battery damage and fires. Therefore, when you want to charge at a temperature below or above 5-40 degrees celsius, your battery will simply not charge to prevent any harm.

Voltage Balancing

When you charge a battery, it is especially vulnerable. One way that it can sustain damage during this period of vulnerability is when the voltage fluctuates. Fluctuating voltage can be extremely dangerous and can cause the battery to suddenly take up more voltage. This is dangerous as it can fry the battery and all of the components. 

In order to mitigate this risk, the DJI battery uses something known as balanced charging. The voltage is balanced so there is a steady input of electricity that cannot cause any harm to the battery or inner components. 

Preventing Overcharging

We are all prone to forgetting when our devices are being charged. In some cases, you may leave the battery on charging for too long. This can result in overcharging, which can damage the battery over time. 

However, to prolong the life of your battery, the manufacturer has a safety feature that is built into the battery. Once the battery reaches 100% in the charging process, it will automatically stop charging.

Protection From Short Circuits

Short circuits can happen when the power supply suddenly comes across a surge. Short circuits are a safety measure that helps prevent fires in electronic devices. However, sometimes when there are short circuits happening, they may not be enough to prevent the device from being damaged. 

That is not the case when you use a DJI battery. Instead, when there is a short circuit, the power cuts out, so there is no damage to the wires and components inside the device.

Entering Into Hibernation

When you are not using the battery, in most other devices, it will keep discharging, meaning you can lose battery power faster than needed. This is not the case when you are using a DJI battery. If you don’t use the battery for about twenty minutes, it switches off automatically. 

In addition to this, your battery also enters hibernation mode when the battery is at a lower charge, any lower than ten percent. To take your battery out of this mode, you will need to start charging it.

Warning Messages

Aside from all of these mechanisms, there is an additional feature so you can be alerted when you are facing any issues with your battery. For example, if there is any damage, you will be able to see a warning message on the app for your DJI device. Additionally, you can use the app to look up information about the battery such as the current capacity.

Conclusion

A flashing green light may seem like a scary sight on your DJI battery, but in most cases, you can take care of the problem with just a few steps. We hope this article was insightful in helping you see the many ways your DJI battery helps make your experiences with drones safer!

The Author

Dr Andrew Stapleton is a writer and YouTuber with a PhD in science. His drone footage has been featured on TV and he has written and/or produced videos for Science Alert, COSMOS magazine, and Australia's Science Channel among others. He has been a drone pilot for many years and has flown many types of drones. His favourite is still the DJI Mavic Air for the portability and functionality packed into a small and portable drone!