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Bebop2 vs POWER Question

Saijin_Naib

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Aside from the nosecone color and the different mainboard (which I suspect is firmware only difference), what else is different between the two? I know the POWER has a battery with higher mAh, but I'm not sure if the POWER battery is pin-compatible and package-compatible with the base Bebop2, or if the Bebop2 firmware will recognize the extra mAh in the POWER battery.

Has anyone tried to run a POWER battery on a base Bebop2?

I'm asking because I can get a really, really good deal on a NIB Bebop2 FPV, but I want the extra battery life from the POWER.
 

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Hello,

I now use bebop 2 Power batteries with my bebop 2, extended flights and a few times gotten 29 minutes which is pretty good.

Power batteries require it’s own charger, standard bebop 2 stock charger will not fully charge a Power battery.

I ordered my Power charger and Power batteries direct from Parrot, fast shipping. That’s all I use now, power batteries.

Good luck, happy flights
Paul
 
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Thank you SO much for confirming and clearing things up for me. I think I might treat myself to some new UAS this week :D

Do you run stock firmware or ArduPilot?
 
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Hello, glad to be of help. I run stock firmware with Solaris booster mod on bebop 2, Sky Controller 2 with Solaris Booster mod as well.

Fantastic piece of equipment, bebop 2 is one terrific drone.

Enjoy, you’ll like the Power batteries,
Paul
 
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So does the battery percentage on the app work properly with the higher mAh POWER batteries as well? Everything is good, with the exception that I need the POWER charger?
 

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Hello,

Yes, With flight app (Free Flight Pro). The battery percentage icon shows the battery strength level with Power batteries.

And yes, you’ll need to purshase the Power Battery charger, I suggest buy everything from Parrot Store. Prices are lower in most cases compared to dealers/sellers on eBay, and Parrot ships fast. You can even order the Power nose (black) from parrot, great low price.

Good luck, enjoy the hobby.
Paul
 
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