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can remote controller charge smartphone?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by la_panza, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. la_panza

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    Hello, flying in a sunny day will drain phone battery quickly, because the display brightness must be set high..
    I supposed remote controller could power the smartphone.. the cable and connector are the right ones (at least in the case of iPhone).. why not? Mine does not power / charge the phone. that's a pity in my opinion.. is there any option to set?

    Thanks
     
  2. Cthulhus

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    No, no option for that
     
  3. PhantomKid

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    I use'd to use a 'shell' that fitted round the phone that had a built in battery, that seemed to work just fine.
     
  4. suprphreak

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    I have checked if it actually charges, but my charge indicator comes on when I plug into the remote (nexus 5). I'll report back later if it really does.
     
  5. bbfpv

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    it's powered but the current draw from the controller to the device is not enough to keep up w/ the rate you're discharging the battery in your device
     
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  6. la_panza

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    thanks,I will check again on my iPhone next time i fly and report back as well...
     
  7. phartwig

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    Mine kicks on when I turn the controller on but quickly stops. Think it recognizes a little voltage but not enough to keep charging. iPhone 6+
     
  8. D4T_PoM

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    The remote charges my Note 4 when plugged in.
     
  9. D4T_PoM

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    Agree
     
  10. walker16

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    iPad air 2 does not charge
     
  11. tcope

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    Android phones will charge. I've heard that Apple devices won't. Of course, if your device is using more power then the minimal charge it won't gain a charge. My Shield will gain a charge but it's nominal.
     
  12. Trilithon

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    My sons Tab 4 charges, cheap Asus MemoPad 7 charges, S5 phone charges*, iPad Mini 3 I borrowed didn't.

    * If I turn to airplane mode, if I don't it doesn't gain a charge but the remote is enough to sustain it and not lose charge.
     
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    Samsung Galaxy S3 charges even while operating through the RC.
     
  14. Pete Leare

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    My iPad mini 2 does not charge
     
  15. PhantomPeer

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    It charges my phone. Using it as powerbank sometimes. I tested if the power can keep up by using apps and play video with high volume to consume Power. Powerindicator does not go down. Must be something over 1A out