It’s quite frustrating when you put your Mavic Pro on the charger and it won’t charge. Especially if this happens right out of the box or if you are planning on going somewhere and you notice that this crucial piece of equipment won’t get charged in time.

Well, what’s the reasoning behind your Mavic Pro not charging? There are a few things that can cause a situation like this, but every single one of them is different and requires a different solution.

Don’t worry, none of them are very hard to fix, so you’ll be able to deal with most of these situations in just a few minutes.

Let’s look at some of the reasons why this might happen to you and how to fix virtually any and every situation where your Mavic Pro won’t charge.

Hibernation Mode

This is probably the most common situation where your drone won’t charge. Many people oversee that there’s a possibility your Mavic Pro will go into something that’s called “hibernation mode”.

What is hibernation mode exactly? It’s a state your drone enters when it hasn’t been charged for a while, or its battery was kept empty for a longer period of time.

This problem probably requires the most simple solution of all of the situations I’ll talk about here, but it does take some time.

What I recommend doing is keeping your drone on the charger that’s plugged in correctly for a couple of hours, until the battery of your Mavic Pro stops being in hibernation mode and starts charging as usual.

Don’t worry, you won’t have to do this every time you charge your drone, just the first time since your Mavic Pro entered hibernation mode, and probably never again.

The only reason you’d have for repeating this process is if you haven’t used your quadcopter for a while and it enters the same mode once again.

Many people think that this takes a toll on its battery, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. This mode is actually made to preserve the battery and to keep it working for a longer period of time.

What this mode does is that it keeps your Mavic Pro’s battery completely drained so it doesn’t wear off as easily and that’s the exact thing that’s keeping it longer-lasting.

Your Charger Is Broken

There is a possibility that your charging cable or brick is busted or dead right out of the box. If you’re someone who has experienced the second possibility, you should immediately contact the customer support of the retail store that you’ve bought your Mavic Pro from and file a complaint.

They’ll usually supply you with a new one right away, or after a few days when their technical support makes sure that the charger is DOA (dead on arrival).

If you’ve been using the charger for a while and you think that there’s something wrong with it, there are a few things you can do to make sure that you’re taking things in the right direction.

First, inspect the cable for any visible damage. Exposed wires, bent pins, or anything of that sort can indicate that there’s some physical damage to the charger.

Unfortunately, the only thing that you can do is go and buy a new one that’ll work just as well. You can choose the original one (which I highly recommend), or you can go for a knockoff that’ll do the job but will make your battery last much shorter than the original charger will.

Too Hot

This is probably the reason with the most probability of happening. If your battery is too hot, the lithium battery won’t charge.

High temperatures are most likely the biggest enemy of your Mavic Pro. Except maybe some physical damage, this is the most common reason for these drones to break down and stop working.

Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do with a battery that has reached critical temperatures, but there are some things you can do to prevent this, and preventing it is better than fixing it.

I highly recommend you buy a spare battery for your Mavic Pro drone. This allows you to cycle the batteries and prevent any of them from getting hot at any time.

While one is in the drone, the other one is on the charging station. When you switch them you should give the empty battery some resting time before attempting to recharge it immediately after taking it out of your drone.

This does not only lengthen the lifespan of your battery but the drone itself. Swapping out the battery lets your drone get the most energy out of a fresh battery and the possibility of the battery leaking and malfunctioning is considerably lower.

This might be good practice even if you don’t have any problems with your battery (yet). Doing this will most definitely have a positive impact on your equipment, so I recommend doing it either way.


Mavic Pro Won’t Charge - Summation

It’s quite clear that there might be more than one reason for your Mavic Pro to refuse to charge. Not even one of these situations should be very stressful for you because all of them are easily solvable.

Regardless of what situation you find yourself in, the solution will be simple and effective. So don’t hesitate if one of these problems occurs and you think you want to try any of these solutions.

Battery and charging-related fixes are some of the more simple problems you might experience with your Mavic Pro so unless none of these solutions work, this shouldn’t be a problem that’s beyond you.

Don’t be scared to try all the solutions and fix your drone without any help that requires extra spending, unless you need to consult someone who might charge you for the fix!

About the Author
 Ruan Nelio

When I'm not geeking out over the newest drones, I'm busy flying my DJI Mavic 2 Pro all over Oslo. The coolest part about this job is I get to keep some of the drones I review, which happens to be how I got my Mavic 2!

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