Wireless Power System Introduced for DJI Matrice 200 Drones

By Mike Ball / 31 Aug 2018
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WiBotic charging station for DJI drones

WiBotic, a developer of wireless charging and power optimization solutions for the robotics industry, has announced a new wireless power system for the DJI Matrice 200 (M200) and DJI Matrice 210 (M210) drones. Known for their durability in outdoor elements, the M200 and M210 are two of DJI’s most advanced new commercial drones. The easy-to-install WiBotic wireless power system enables fully autonomous recharging of the drones, so they can be on constant standby or fly repeatedly without the need for human or mechanical battery swapping.

Ground-based transmitter components as well as onboard charging components are included in the WiBotic wireless power system for the DJI M200 and M210. It is also compatible with the (additional) WiBotic PowerPad for companies that want a completely turnkey solution.

The combination of these DJI drones and the WiBotic wireless power system is ideal for many unmanned aircraft applications, including long-term persistent security and defense surveillance; at-the- ready search and rescue missions; methane leak detection at oil well sites, refineries and offshore rigs; tracking progress at major constructions sites; and more.

“Pairing our WiBotic wireless power system with these new DJI models creates a real power couple for corporations,” said Ben Waters, CEO of WiBotic. “Countless commercial and defense drone applications are greatly enhanced by the use of wireless power and we make it really simple to make that happen.”

With WiBotic wireless power solutions, the entire charging process can be remotely monitored and controlled using software, APIs and cloud-based tools to ensure the drones charge as rapidly as possible when needed, or more slowly when the next scheduled flight is hours away. This improves overall battery lifespan and maximizes fleet uptime. The WiBotic PowerPad, a drone landing pad that contains the transmitter components, also protects against moisture, dirt and corrosion that can impact outdoor charging stations over time.

In addition to the ground-based transmitter components and the onboard charging components, the WiBotic wireless power system for DJI M200 and M210 also includes mounting equipment to enable quick installation. When used with the WiBotic PowerPad, the entire system can be up and running in 10 minutes.

The system charges the standard DJI M200 and M210 batteries in about two hours and built-in fleet support allows one drone to move between multiple wireless power stations, and also enables several drones to share a network of stations at different times. These wireless power stations can even be used with various drone brands and inside drone hangars or garages.

Not limited to DJI models, WiBotic wireless power solutions can be used with nearly any commercial drone platform, enabling more frequent and reliable flight for a variety of applications. By keeping drones fully charged and ready to launch at any time, the system is also ideal for instantaneous drone needs such as police/fire response and defense applications. WiBotic also provides wireless power solutions for mobile and marine robots.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact
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