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    DX8 will not charge

    My almost new DX8 will not charge its internal battery. I think we screwed up. We used a balancing charger and an aftermarket plug to fast charge the battery at the field. The manual says not to do that, and I had forgotten. The bluish charge light no longer lights up when the included charger is plugged into the radio. So - besides sending it back for an undetermined period of time, what might others have learned about this and how to deal with it.

    I have not checked yet with Horizon to see how long the radio might be gone. I am in the middle of some serious flying - like many of us. Surely there must be some other way to charge this battery besides using the standard slow wall charger.

    Appreciate any guidance.

    John Gaither
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    RE: DX8 will not charge

    On Spektrum, the center connector is negative. I'm betting that the charger that you used is positive. You probably blew the 3 amp shorty fuse behind the antenna. Radio Shack should have them.

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    RE: DX8 will not charge

    The DX8 includes the charger inside the radio. The wall wart is just a power supply. You probably over-voltaged the charger input and cooked it. Your DX8 needs to be repaired.

    The DX7s, DX8, DX10t, and DX18 do not care about polarity. It will accept anything 10-15V or so (check the manual).

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    RE: DX8 will not charge

    Hi, Andy!

    You are probably right.

    Any idea how long it might be gone if I ship this week?

    John

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    RE: DX8 will not charge


    ORIGINAL: jgaither4

    Hi, Andy!

    You are probably right.

    John
    Well he should be right - 'cause it's his job as a Spektrum developer to know such things.

    Ifind knowledge grows linearly while the questions grow exponentially - argggggg.

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    RE: DX8 will not charge


    ORIGINAL: jgaither4

    Hi, Andy!

    You are probably right.

    Any idea how long it might be gone if I ship this week?

    John
    Here's where I go to answer that question for myself:

    http://servicecenter.horizonhobby.com/

    Andy
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    RE: DX8 will not charge


    ORIGINAL: SeamusG

    Well he should be right - 'cause it's his job as a Spektrum developer to know such things. [img][/img]
    No, it's my job to make the AirWare. You just got lucky that I know how to tell you guys to find the answer for yourselves, up to the minute accurate

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    RE: DX8 will not charge

    I use an external charger to charge the lipo batt. as it's much faster. Need to charge it every couple of months.
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