Breaking News: DJI Mavic Air 2 battery issue

We just have received some troubling about DJI's latest drone. The DJI Mavic Air 2 has an issue with its batteries. They need to be fully charged on the single battery chargers before their first use. Failure to do so will result in the battery not turning on. Do not use the multiple battery charger that comes with the 2 Fly More package.

DJI Mavic Air 2 battery issue will be addressed with a firmware update soon.

One week after DJI launched it latest drone, the DJI Mavic Air 2, the first problem seems to arise.

To all owners of the all-new , please note that all batteries must be fully charged before their first use in the drone in order to activate them. Until they are activated they will not turn on. Furthermore, they must be charged with the single charger and not with the multiple battery charger that comes with the Fly More package. Once the initial, full charge has been completed you can use the multiple battery charger safely.

We have been informed that the drone maker DJI is aware of the issue and is planning to address it with a shortly.

Personally I have net seen this issue but then again I did fully charge the DJI Mavic Air 2 battery before its first flight. I guess I got lucky.

If you have any problems with a DJI Mavic Air 2 battery that does not turn on, be sure to contact DJI's customer support for assistance or replacement.

Let us know if you have already received your DJI Mavic Air 2 and if you have experienced any issues at all. We will be sure to keep a close eye on this and will let you know if and when DJI issues a firmware update to address the battery issue for the Mavic Air 2.

Hat tip to Mr. D. for the up-to-date information on the battery issue!

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ or @hayekesteloo.

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  1. Haye Kesteloo, on another note, have you heard of a Mavic enterprise all of sudden show aircraft disconnected than crash into my lake. I was 271 ft from my smart controller and 360 high 58% battery all of sudden shut down and I watch it go into my lake with no recovery. I don’t know what to do. No drone no return back Any help

  2. Yes I believe I have an issue. I was not aware that we were to use the single charger for the first charge. I put all 3 on the multi charger to full charge before using them. At first I didn’t think there was any issue. However, after I fully charged them, 3 days later I went to fly and noticed that all 3 batteries were drained to 59% – 60% capacity just sitting in the case – never used. 40% battery drain over just 3 days. That is not right.

  3. New batteries that came with my newly-purchased Mavic 2 pro would not charge past 50% Bought a 3rd battery and it would not charge past 50%. Bought a charging hub off Aliexpress, ($52US) waited a month to get it. It charged all three batteries 100% then turned off in about an hour and a half simultaneously.

    The culprit was a defective charger out of the box.

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