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Old 02-27-2018, 04:18 PM
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Do they make a charging splice cable that connects to the receiver switch so that I can charge the receiver without taking the r/c model apart?
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A lot of switches will have a charging lead attached while others have a charging port as part of the switch sometimes under a cover.
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If using Lithium batteries, you still need to remove it from the plane to charge. For safety and balancing.
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Originally Posted by johnfin View Post
Do they make a charging splice cable that connects to the receiver switch so that I can charge the receiver without taking the r/c model apart?
Here's the one I use.

https://www.horizonhobby.com/deluxe-...arness-spm9532

It includes a bezel to mount the charging jack on the outside of the plane. Very handy.

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Nicad batteries and NiMh batteries can be charged in the plane and there are switches made that allow you to do that, but LiPo, LiIon and LiFe batteries must be taken from the plane to charge, as Steve said, for safety's sake. And you must have a charger that is made for LiPo, LiIon and LiFe batteries to charge them, not the wall wart that comes with the radio.
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Originally Posted by JollyPopper View Post
Nicad batteries and NiMh batteries can be charged in the plane and there are switches made that allow you to do that, but LiPo, LiIon and LiFe batteries must be taken from the plane to charge, as Steve said, for safety's sake. And you must have a charger that is made for LiPo, LiIon and LiFe batteries to charge them, not the wall wart that comes with the radio.
The only battery type that needs to be removed from the model for charging is what we typically call a "LiPo" which is short for Lithium Polymer, or Lithium Cobalt Oxide. The batteries we usually call "Li-Ion" do not have the same volatile chemistry as the "LiPo" batteries. LiFe/A123 batteries do not need to be removed from the models as they are a different chemistry as well being Lithium Iron Phosphate or LiFePO4 being the chemical name for that chemistry. The do benefit from being balance charged but it's not necessary to remove them for that either and I balance charge all my A123's in the models.

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I won't tell you what I do.

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I'll tell you what I don't do.
I don't dig out the Lixx packs that are buried under fuel/smoke tanks or way up in the nose or tail to charge them !
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Originally Posted by flyinwalenda View Post
I'll tell you what I don't do.
I don't dig out the Lixx packs that are buried under fuel/smoke tanks or way up in the nose or tail to charge them !
Nor do I dig them out for charging. I've got a couple of Warbirds where the batteries are quite literally buried in the models.... lol

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