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Real Time Battery Charge 49.5W Anker PD Charger

IM35461

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#6
I use my Karma Drone charger :)

8% to full in under 120mins.

Also good for the controller.
 

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I thought it was time to try a PD Power Bank and the Anafi manual is correct it does not work.

The one I tried was a Omars Power Bank 20000mah (75Watt Hour).

Works via the other USB ports but only charging at 5v / 0.85amp so really slow :(

Anyone found one that does work with battery packs?

Also reading the manual, like DJI, these batteries also auto discharge to a lower level after 10 days.

EDIT: There is already a thread on Power Bank compatibility...
Can you charge the Anafi battery with a batterypack?
 
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Any other recommendations for a mains charger for the Anafi battery pack?
The Anker one is 30W output on the USB C port.
Would a charger with a higher output be quicker or is the charge rate limited by the battery?
 

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I use helperinc 73W USB C PD3.0 charger.
Works well and reaches a charging time of 98 Minutes.
I think the charging current is limited by the battery and a faster charging is not possible, but a charging time under 100 Minutes is good for me.
Any USB C PD charger with min. 36W should reach this charging time.
 

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It has been proven a few times already on the RCGroup forums the most one can get with a PD charger is 18W on an Anafi pack. That's 12V @ 1.5A
 

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See above picture , this one charges a complete empty battery in 1 hour 45 minutes. Pd power.
 

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OK so I already have a USB type C mains charger, an IMUTO 60W 6 port charger station.
I’ve ordered another two mains chargers, (I bought the anafi with 2 extra batteries from drones direct in the UK) so I can charge all 3 at the same time.
I went for an Inatek 60W USB C charger from Amazon and a 48W Syncwire Quickcharger 3.0 from ebay.
I already have an AUKEY 1m USB C TO USB C cable, I’ve ordered the 0.5M Belkin Thunderbolt 3 USB C cable listed earlier and the Inatek charger comes with a 2m USB C TO USB C cable.
I’ll let you know if I find any differences between them and in what combination they work best.
 
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I dropped in to Lindy UK today and bought a couple of their cables, one of their 20cm USB A to Micro B for connecting the controller to the phone, a 50cm USB 3.1 C to C with Power (rated at 100W Power Delivery) and one of Lindy's USB C Power/Voltage monitors.(DC<24V/6A)
I used battery 1 (of 3) today down to RTH level. Plugged it in to the Imuto mains charger C port with the Lindy cable.
The monitor indicated 4.94V charging at 1.75A. This took 3 hours to charge the pack fully.:sleep:
I don't think the Imuto charger is up to the job.:rolleyes:
Lets hope the new chargers arrive soon.
 

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I used battery 2 (of 3) yesterday down to RTH (about 5%) level. Plugged it in to the Syncwire mains charger C port with the Lindy cable.
The monitor indicated 12V charging at 1.4A. This took 1 hour 45 mins to charge the pack fully.
What was said before about max charge rate seems to be holding out here.
In which case the (normally £11.19 but get 1 at 30% off if you buy another) charger and £17.99 cable would seem to be the way to go.
If only someone made a 3 port USB C PD charger...
 

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Yes, 105 min is what you can reach with a good USB-C PD charger.
I measured 98..105 min from 7% to 100%.
Thats the fastest way by now to charge the Anafi battery.
 

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Battery 3 (of 3) that I used yesterday, down to RTH (about 5%) level.
Plugged into the Inateck 60W charger with the Belkin Thunderbolt 3 cable.
The monitor indicated 12V charging at 1.45A. This took 1 hour 25 mins to charge the pack fully.
A little faster than the others but the charger is rated higher and subsequently more expensive at £29.99.
I'll try again with some different (less expensive) cables to see if it's the cable is making the difference or the charger.
 

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