Battery and Charger

  • Which types of USB-C cables will work with the R1?

    We recommend using the high-quality USB-C cables that came with your R1 (USB-A to C and USB-C to C) for downloading video from R1 to your computer. While other USB-C cables may work, please note that not all USB-C cables share the same build quality or data transfer specification, and thus are unsupported for use with R1. Be sure to check out our related articles for more info and tips.  
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  • R1 battery guidelines, troubleshooting, and safety

    R1 uses rechargeable lithium polymer batteries (often abbreviated as LiPo), which are used commonly throughout many consumer electronics products. Best Practices Here are some best practices and safety guidelines to follow when using your R1 batteries: Charge your R1 batteries using only the Skydio supplied charging dock and power adapter. We recommend using the provided power adapter; however, most USB-C power adapters that are rated from 40W up to 100W should be compatible as well. Connect...
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  • The lights on my R1 battery are yellow

    A yellow LED on the R1 battery means that it has entered a power-saving mode. It will return to normal (blue, pulsing to indicate that it is charging) as soon as you place it on the charger. Check out our related articles for more information.
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