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Old 08-25-2010, 03:09 PM
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Can I use a different charger (other than the one which comes with the radio) to charge my TX?
I have a Hobbico Accu-cycle that I have used with other transmitters in the past, and I was hoping that I could set it up for an overnight charge at 1/10C and use it on my SD-10G.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:25 PM
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I used my Hobbico Accu-cycle when I first got my SD-10G to cycle the battery 5 times. Now I just use the wall wart unless I need a quick charge at the field.
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That should be fine, as long as you keep the charge rate to 1/10C. If you want to use a higher charge rate the battery should be removed. Using a high charge rate has the potential to damage the circuitry in the transmitter. Also, if you want to peak charge and/or cycle the battery, the battery should be removed to do that.

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Old 08-31-2010, 11:51 AM
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ORIGINAL: ToddNicholson

That should be fine, as long as you keep the charge rate to 1/10C. If you want to use a higher charge rate the battery should be removed. Using a high charge rate has the potential to damage the circuitry in the transmitter. Also, if you want to peak charge and/or cycle the battery, the battery should be removed to do that.

I hope this helps.

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I remove my battery if I am charging it with anything but the included wall charger. However, I just went to a 2100mah 2S 7.4V lipo and I hardly ever charge, but when I do I remove it. The way they got the battery cover hinged it is just so easy, great design.
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I have noticed that the charger indicator does not turn green after a 24hr charge and the battery is fully charged, Have the chargers in the later units been changed
so they no longer indicate green?
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On the new charger, the light no longer changes color, it stays red. The new charger is faster and you should not charge for more than 12 hours.
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