Best OTG Cables for DJI Spark

The DJI Spark is the smallest and cheapest drone to feature obstacle avoidance. While that’s an amazing safety net for new pilots, it also makes the drone a little harder to control when in ‘headless’ mode (flying forward relative to your controller).

My solution? Build an OTG cable; using Bluetooth might work, but you’re very limited in how far away you can fly. And, once you hit the maximum distance with OTG controls, you’ll find there are no channels left for your phone or tablet!

(Why not use wifi? The big problem is encryption: Wifi security is hard to even on larger drones that have powerful CPUs. Without encryption, everyone would be able to fly your drone!)

With OTG cable, you can fly the Spark up to 100 feet away, and still have complete control. The cable even charges the drone while it’s flying!

There are a few different otg cables out there, but I’ve found the best one is this one from Amazon. It’s cheap (less than $10), durable, and works with any device that has otg support.

Bestseller No. 1
1FT Micro to USB C Remote Controller Cable for DJI Mavic Mini,Mini SE,Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom,Mavic Air,Mavic Pro, Spark, DJI Drone to Phone/Tablet Cable 90 Degree OTG Data Cord Accessories (USB C Connector)
  • 【Compatible DJI remote controller】: Dji Mavic Mini(1st generation), Dji Mavic Mini SE, Dji Mavic 2, DJI Mavic 2 Pro, Dji Mavic 2 Zoom, Dji Mavic Pro, Dji Mavic Air (1st generation), Dji Spark remote controller. NOTE: Not compatible with DJI Mini...
  • 【Compatible tablet or phone】Tablet or phone with USB-C port, iPad Pro 12.9 inch(3rd/4th/5th generation USB-C connector), iPad Pro 11 inch(1st/2nd generation USB-C connector), iPad Air(4th generation USB-C connector) 10.9 inch,iPad mini (6th...
  • 【Function】For connecting DJI remote controller to phone / tablet.
Bestseller No. 2
AxPower OTG Micro USB to iPhone iOS Cable 1ft Connector for DJI Spark Mavic Mini Mavic Pro Mavic 2 Pro Zoom Air Reverse Data Cable for iPhone 7 8 X
  • 【Premium Quality】We set the highest standard of quality for our wires, rubber, and silicone that go into each cable. We don't cut corners, because we believe the difference shows!
  • 【Ultra-fast charge & data transfer】8 Pin iPhone cable with durable connector, faster charging speed and stably syncing with high efficiency on your iPhone and iPad.
  • 【Universality】This OTG cable is universal to DJI Spark, Mavic Mini, Mavic Pro.
Bestseller No. 3
STARTRC 11.8inch and 3.9inch Lightning Data Cable to Micro USB MFI Certified for DJI Mini SE/Mavic Mini/Mavic 2 Pro&Zoom /Mavic Air /Spark Controller Accessories ,Tablet Phone OTG Cables(2 Pack)
  • Designed for iOS drone users, compatible with DJI Mini SE/Mavic Mini/Mavic 2 Pro&Zoom /Mavic Air /Spark Controller.
  • STARTRC lightning data cable allows you to connect drone remote controller with iPhone, iPad and apple devices with ease.Perfect length of 11.8inch(30cm)/3.9inch(10cm) to meet your different needs.
  • MFI Certified:Each STARTRC lightning cable contains a unique serial number issued by Apple to ensure your lightning/iOS devices are firmly connected to smoothly transmits images and videos.
Bestseller No. 4
Hanatora Micro-AB to USB C 8.14 Inch Remote Controller Cable for DJI Mavic Mini,Mini SE,Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom,Mavic Air,Mavic Pro Platinum,OTG Nylon Braided Type c Tablet Data Cord (Type-C Connector)
  • FUNCTION: Used to connect the remote controller to a tablet or phone via the USB-C port.
  • 【Compatible remote controller】Compatible with DJI Mavic MINI(1st generation),DJI Mini SE,DJI Mavic 2 Pro,Mavic 2 Zoom,Mavic Air(1st generation),Mavic Pro Platinum Drone.Not compatible with DJI Mini 2(2st generation) ,Mavic Air 2 and DJI Air 2S
  • 【Compatible tablet or phone】Android tablet or phone with USB-C connector,iPad Pro 12.9 inch(3rd/4th generation USB-C connector), iPad Pro 11 inch(1st/2nd generation USB-C connector), iPad Air(4th generation USB-C connector) 10.9 inch. Used to...
Bestseller No. 5
DJI USB C Cable Replacement for DJI Mavic Pro to Samsung Galaxy S9 / S8 / Note 8 and Pixel 2 XL - Micro USB to USB-C OTG Cable (9.8 inch)
  • 90 Degree L shape micro 5 pin male to Type-C cable, support OTG function
  • Short cable 25cm (9.8 inch) connected between Drone remote and Android Samsung USB C cellphone and tablets
  • USB C device can supply power, fast charging to your Kindle, Spark/Mavic Air/Mavic pro platinum remote controller or decorder and T-amp (DAC)
Bestseller No. 6
O'woda Micro USB to Type C Data Cable for DJI Mavic Mini, Remote Controller OTG Cable 90° Right Angle Connector Cord for DJI Mavic Mini/Spark/Mavic Pro/Mavic 2 Pro Zoom Drone Accessories, 11.41inch
  • This is an upgraded data cable for DJI Mavic Mini / Pro / Spark / Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom, you can use it to connect the drone to phone/tablet with USB C port in flight to view and transfer the real time video / images.
  • The micro usb end is to plug into the controller, and the Type C end is used with Cellphone / Tablet, it supports all Type C Device: Chromebook Pixel, Nokia N1 Tablet, OnePlus 2, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and etc
  • The outside of the cable is made of braided nylon, which is very hard and anti-strain. 90 degree angle of the end make the phone and the controller connect in a good addition and protect the end from bending.
Bestseller No. 7
Hanatora Micro AB to iOS 8.14 Inch Remote Controller Cable for DJI Mavic Mini, Mini SE,Mavic 2 Pro Zoom/Mavic Air/Mavic Pro Platinum,Tablet OTG Nylon Braided Data Cord Accessories(iOS Connector Red)
  • Funtion: Used to connect the remote control to tablet via IOS port,Compatible with DJI Mavic MINI(1st generation),DJI Mini SE,DJI Mavic 2 Pro,Mavic 2 Zoom,Mavic Air(1st generation),Mavic Pro Platinum Drone,not compatible with DJI Mini 2(2st...
  • Perfect length: 8.14 inches long, the tablet is long enough to use, mobile phone can also be used
  • Product feature: High quality Nylon Braided surface,High tensile strength and remarkable folding endurance. Firmly connected, not easy to loose connection, really convenient to transfer images and videos from drone to your tablet during flight time.

If you’re looking for the best otg cable for your DJI Spark, I recommend checking out this one from Amazon. It’s cheap, durable, and works with any device that has otg support.

Happy flying!

Q: Will the OTG Cable work with a Tablet?

A: Yes, any android tablet that supports otg will work. Q: Will the OTG Cable still connect to my device if two or more cables are attached to each other? A: In terms of functionality, no. In order for it to function you must have only one cable connected at a time.

Q: Does this USB cable require software or drivers?

A: No, it does not need any additional software or drivers. The DJI Spark OTG update procedure is designed for smartphones and tablets without requiring any special software tools on MacOS and Windows 10/8/7 PCs.

Q: Does this USB cable only work with Android devices?

A: No, it can be used with all USB OTG enabled devices including smartphones and tablets manufactured by any vendor.

Q: Can this OTG cable charge my DJI Spark?

A: Yes! The OTG cable allows you to both updates your drone firmware and also charge the batteries of the aircraft at the same time.

Q: Other than updating my DJI Spark, can I use this OTG Cable for anything else?

A: Yes! You can also plug in any USB-compatible storage device like flash drives, external hard disk drives or card readers, which will allow you to access files on those devices without needing to install drivers or software.

Q: Does this OTG Cable let me control my DJI Spark via Bluetooth?

A: No, it does not. This OTG Cable is only designed to allow you to update the DJI Spark firmware and also charge its battery at the same time. You will still need to use your smartphone or tablet’s Wi-Fi connection in order to control your drone.

Q: How do I go about updating my DJI Spark with this OTG Cable?

A: First remove props from the drone and attach propeller guards on all four motors. Then attach the OTG cable (Micro USB port) securely on your phone/tablet’s USB charging port and make sure the other end of the OTG cable is plugged into one of the receivers using included tri-wing screwdriver. Use a different USB power source than what you’re using to charge your phone/tablet.

Now you’re ready to go! Hold the take-off button on your remote control while powering up the drone. The DJI Spark will automatically connect to this cable and start updating its firmware, after which it will start charging. Disconnect the OTG Cable once the battery is fully charged or when auto-disconnection kicks in (after about 1 hour).

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