How to Charge Your AeroPoints

AeroPoint 2s (newest generation)

Plug in your AeroPoint using the 12-24V DC charging port. This will fully charge the AeroPoint in 5 hours.

Checking the Battery Health of your AeroPoint 2

Light indicator

After AeroPoint 2s have finished uploading survey data to Propeller, the lights will indicate the charge status.

AeroPoint 2 App

If an AeroPoint is connected to the AeroPoints app via Bluetooth, the battery level will be shown as an icon on the card.

Additional battery information will be shown in the details of any selected card, including the charging method and current battery capacity. 


AeroPoint 1s (first generation of AeroPoints)

How do I charge my AeroPoint 1s?

Leave the AeroPoint outside in the sun while it is turned off to charge it. 

AeroPoints do charge while they are on and collecting data, but in order to fully charge the battery, the unit needs to be off

Why should I charge my AeroPoint 1s?

Your AeroPoints need to be proactively charged while not in use to maintain the performance and overall lifetime of the product. Otherwise, the AeroPoint battery may go flat, and it is often difficult to recharge it via solar once it goes that low. 

How often should I charge my AeroPoint 1s?

This depends on how often you use your AeroPoints, but here are some guidelines to follow: 

  • Check your AeroPoints dashboard before you fly to see the approximate battery percentage. If the battery icon is yellow and half-full (below 50% battery) or red (25% battery or less), you should charge those AeroPoints before going out on site. 


AeroPoint Tips 

  • Charge the AeroPoints the day before an important survey and charge them again the day after you upload their data.

Short term storage

Long term storage

  • If you store them over your off-season, you must charge the AeroPoints at least once every 30 days.

I still can't do it!

We wrote these articles to equip you with everything you need to get the job done on your own, but we understand that sometimes this isn't sufficient.

If you're stuck, the Propeller hardware support team may be able to help. You can contact our support team by emailing

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