While the M300 and M350 provide the same amount of flight time of 55 minutes, the M350’s upgraded TB65 batteries can now go up to 400 charging cycles. This compared to the 250 cycles the older TB60 offered, almost doubles the effective lifespan of a battery. Additionally, the new batteries also feature heat sink grooves for improved cooling capabilities while charging.
To further improve the efficiency of the TB65 batteries, DJI has designed a new intelligent battery station which offers enhanced battery charging capabilities that ensures batteries’ longevity. The new charging station has 3 new charging modes – storage mode, ready-to-fly mode, and standard charging mode.
Storage mode lets batteries charge up to 50% and retain it when there are no immediate flight plans. The ready-to-fly mode on the other hand tops up the battery from 10% – 90% in under just 25 minutes. The charging mode makes the battery ready for the drone’s next mission once the charge on the initial set of batteries is depleted. Finally, the standard mode tops up the battery to its full 100% capacity and retains it, making the battery ready for immediate deployment on critical missions.
And oh, did we mention that there are LED indicators on the batteries for easy visibility of the charge levels?
The new and improved battery station also has a cooling system with strategically placed vents to optimise the battery charging efficiency. This improved cooling system will also go towards lengthening the average battery’s lifespan.
One of the more underrated features of the new charging cases is that it comes with a set of wheels that rotate 360 degrees. The wheels significantly improve the mobility and the ease of transporting the batteries.