Last Updated: November 11, 2022

Mavic Pro Batteries: Everything You Need To Know

How long will they last?

How many will I need?

How can I charge them (faster, more at once, while on the road)?

And so on.

There are a lot of questions about batteries, so I have collected all of the most useful and relevant information on Mavic Pro batteries for you here, all in one place :>

Mavic Pro Battery Specs

The box on the left shows the official Mavic Pro Battery specs.

The capacity and energy are especially useful to know when you want to know how long it lasts and if you can safely travel on a plane with these batteries (more on that in the section further down).

The temperature range is useful to know too because you don’t want to overheat or damage such expensive batteries.

** Details are taken from DJI Mavic Pro page


  • Capacity: 3830 mAh
  • Voltage: 11.4 V
  • Battery Type: LiPo 3S
  • Energy: 43.6 Wh
  • Net Weight Approx: 0.5 lbs (240 g)
  • Charging Temperature Range: 41° to 104° F ( 5° to 40° C )

How Long Do Mavic Pro Batteries Last?

Another way of saying this is “How Long Can I Fly For?”.

According to the specifications from DJI, the Mavic Pro can fly for:

  • 27 minutes (no wind at a consistent 15.5 mph (25 kph))
  • Max Hovering Time 24 minutes (no wind)
  • Overall Flight Time 21 minutes ( In normal flight, 15% remaining battery level )

So, it is a little complex to actually work out the “exact” time a single battery will allow you to fly.


Because it depends on so many factors (wind, speed, age of the battery, temperature, etc).

Also, you don’t want to fly home and land with a 0% charge left because the Mavic Pro will try to land once the battery level is critically low. Not something most of us ever want to experience!

The best advice I can give you is to watch the battery level a lot, and be careful not to fly a significant distance with a tailwind, because returning home on 50% or less heading into the wind can lead to a lost drone (just look on Youtube for drone crashes).

How Many Batteries Should I Have?

The answer to this really depends on:

  • How long you want to fly for (in total, for one session)
  • How long it will be before you can charge your batteries again

If you are out on a day trip with no access to power (car charger or otherwise) you might want to take quite a few batteries with you. Especially if you plan to do a lot of flying.

Standard Mavic Pro Intelligent Battery

Standard Mavic Pro Intelligent Battery

If you can get to power and afford to wait for the batteries to charge (over an hour) then you will need less spare batteries, but still a bit of patience.

Personally, I would buy about 2 or 3 batteries so that you are always sure you have some charged and that you can fly for an hour or so in total. No matter where you are or what you are doing, time flies when you are using the Mavic!

Charging Your Mavic Pro Batteries

In this section, I am going to cover all the charging options and times.

What Is The Battery Charge Time For The Mavic Pro?

Charging one battery with the standard Mavic Pro charger takes between 60-80 minutes depending on how flat it is.

So, if you want to charge multiple batteries, you are looking at hours of time or doing it overnight.

But to do that, you need the right gear. That is where a charging hub comes into play…

Mavic Pro Charging Hubs

There are a few options when it comes to charging hubs for the Mavic batteries.

DJI Mavic Intelligent Battery Charging Hub (4 in 1)

The one most people choose is the 4-in-1 charging hub from DJI themselves.

This charger can charge 4 batteries in a row, but only one at a time.

So, although it is a good option if you have time on your hands, it does not help speed up the process.

It is a very cheap option for charging multiple batteries though as it costs less than $40.

DJI Mavic Pro Charging Hub

FSLabs DJI Mavic Pro Rapid Battery Charger (3 at once)

This charger is certainly very “high school physics” in its looks, but it solves a big problem for Mavic Pro owners. This rapid charger from FSLabs allows you to charge 3 batteries at once!

And, it also has more ports so you can plugin in the controller and your phone too! How…good…is…that!

FSLabs Mavic Pro Rapid Charger

Now you can get all your Mavic Pro gear charged and ready to go in about an hour. Instead of having to wait hours, or do it overnight.

And is it expensive? Just a small amount more than the hub from DJI. Can’t complain about that.

Mavic Pro Battery Car Charger

Another great accessory to have for your Mavic Pro is a car charger.

If you are traveling around and flying your drone you can charge your extra batteries in the car while you are out flying with your current one!

And let’s be honest here, most of us are using our cars to get to our favorite flying spot (or even a new location) so how can you really do without a car charger?

DJI Mavic Pro Car Charger

Most people want to go with the “official” DJI car charger, and genuine accessories are usually the best way to go too. They have been built and tested by the people who made the drone.

Of course, this does mean it costs a bit more, so keep that in mind. But the quality and testing come at a price.

Mavic Pro DJI Car Charger

Mavic Pro DJI Car Charger

Philonext DJI Mavic Pro Intelligent Battery Charger Car Charger

Philonext makes some good accessories for the Mavic Pro and this car charger gets great reviews on Amazon and even some praise above the DJI one.

Some say it gets less hot, as it has a built-in fan to cool it. This is great if you charge multiple batteries in a row or live in a hot climate.

It is also less than half the price of the genuine DJI car charger, so keep that in mind too.

Philonext Mavic Pro Car Charger

Philonext Mavic Pro Car Charger

Traveling With Mavic Pro Batteries

You might have heard stories of Samsung 3s catching fire or airplane fires due to lithium batteries? It’s pretty scary stuff.

This is why you want to make sure you care for and transport your Mavic Pro and batteries when you are traveling.

The Mavic Pro batteries hold an insane amount of power, which means they are also potentially quite dangerous. But, with the right preparation, you can be sure you won’t be the cause of a fire on your next flight, or even on a long road trip!

Taking Drone Batteries On A Plane

Prepping your Mavic Pro batteries for your next trip is essential. Not only to protect the batteries, and yourself, but those traveling with you.

The most important thing to do is protect against accidental discharge when the metal contacts touch something else.

There are a number of ways to do this such as:

  • Wrapping the batteries in cling wrap
  • Tape the battery contacts, ensuring they are covering
  • Pack your batteries in a fire-proof bag

You also need to be aware that you have to take the batteries on board with you as hand luggage. So, you cannot pack them with your drone in check-in baggage (not that I would check in my Mavic Pro anyway, I would rather take a backpack or case and bring it onboard where I know it is secure!)

You can learn even more about the potential dangers and solutions in the video below (worth watching to learn about the FAA battery regulations too).

Wrapping and taping is an option, but let’s face it – it’s not 100% secure and is kind of a pain to do. Not only do you have to prep the batteries each time, but you also have to carry stuff with you to do it for your return trip.

That is why I would recommend and personally use LiPo fireproof bags for my Mavic Pro batteries. They are pretty cheap too, so why bother with all that other BS.

EXSPORT Lipo Safety Guard Bag For Mavic Pro Batteries

These fireproof bags are pretty simple and cheap, so well worth investing in.

For well under $10 per bag, you can simply slip in your Mavic Pro battery, close the bag, and put it in your hand luggage (knowing you are safe to travel).

Mavic Pro Fireproof Battery Bag

Mavic Pro Fireproof Battery Bag

About the Author Roger Timbrook

Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!

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