Battery management

Battery management and safety are important skills for ROV use.  Important tips are:

  1. Don’t let the battery voltage drop too low (see manufacturer’s specs)
  2. Set low-voltage alarms in QGroundControl to alert you when you need to swap batteries
  3. We insert our batteries in fire-proof bags for both storage and charging
  4. When travelling, we carry batteries in a metal tool box
  5. Always follow battery manufacturer’s safety procedures
  6. Never leave a charging battery unattended

Check our Tech Space for a video on how to quickly swap a battery for the BlueROV2 or set low voltage alarms in QGC.

You can also find more information about battery safety on sites like HobbyKing LiPO Battery Safety 101.