DJI Phantom 4 Battery
With extra performance comes the need for extra power. Enter DJI’s Intelligent Flight PH4, a cutting-edge compact, easy-to-install high-output, high-efficiency battery exclusive to the Phantom 4 drone.
According to DJI, the PH4 pushes regular flight time to 28 minutes, up from 25 minutes on the Phantom 3. (Some pilots have pushed flight times well beyond 30 .) Hardcore flying, such as that on Sport Mode, can shrink battery life by as much as 30%.
This single battery is mounted in the rear of the aircraft, powering sensors, motors, camera, and gimbal. Serious pilots are recommended to have multiple batteries on tap, as seen in our Phantom 4 Executive Kit. Recharge times typically range from 30 to 45 minutes. Drone World also offers a portable power bank charger to help recharge batteries on the fly.
Like the Phantom 3 battery before it, the Phantom 4 battery has 15.2v voltage rating; however, the PH4 yields higher specs elsewhere. The PH4 holds more than 20% more energy and capacity over the Phantom 3 battery. The Phantom 4 battery holds 5,350 mAh versus 4,480 mAh on the Phantom 3. Likewise, the Phantom 4 holds just over 81 Wh over the Phantom 3’s 68 Wh.
The PH4 battery is physically smaller than the previous Intelligent Flight battery; however, the PH4’s extra power means extra weight. The PH4 is almost 30% heavier than the previous power unit, though at 16 ounces, it’s hardly a heavyweight.
|INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BATTERY|
|( PH4 - 5350 MAH -15.2 V )|
|Battery Type||LiPo 4S|
|Net Weight||462 g|
|Operating Temperature||14° to 104° F ( -10° to 40° C )|
|Max Charging Power||100 W|
Pilots should always factor in battery life before every flight, planning routes and setting emergency landing points. Poor planning and a lack of emergency points risks having your drone’s auto-landing sequence place it dangerous terrain (like water). This goes doubly so for users of the Drone World Phantom 4 Long Range System, which pushes signal range from 3 miles to as far as 6.
(Remember: More range means more responsibility.)