DJI has released new firmware updates for users of TB50 and TB55 batteries, in a move to address concerns surrounding reports of Matrice 200 Series problems.
It had previously been reported that some users had experienced loss of power mid-flight, something DJI wanted to address and aimed to do so last month by triggering early return-to-home or AL on a temporary basis.
This move is DJI’s next step to try and prevent the issues happening again but did stress in a statement that it is continuing a ‘thorough investigation of the root cause of the issue until it is fully resolved.’
This new firmware update claims to further improve the algorithm accuracy of the battery management system to enhance user experience without compromising flight safety and product reliability.
The update is not mandatory, but M200 series drone operators are strongly advised to allow extra time before their next flight to update their drone and batteries to this latest firmware to minimise disruption to their operations.
DJI went on to inform TB50 and TB55 users with M200 series drones to follow the guidance given previously which covered additional battery heating before take-off, improved battery percentage and fault detection and enhanced RTH and AL.
More information and safety advice can be found via DJI’s website.