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Can you charge a battery and the Controller together?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Foosy, May 24, 2015.

  1. Foosy

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    If you have the higher capacity charger of the P3P, can you charge a battery and the controller simultaneously?
     
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  3. Jacob

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    They are advised not to charge at the same time, although I know "Demunseed" the youtuber charges them at the same time with no issues.
     
  4. zaphodbeeb

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    It would have been nice if the controller used something like a micro USB for charging so that you wouldn't have this bottleneck. God knows we all have plenty of devices that use micro USB for charging.
     
  5. AmosMoses

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    I've been doing it. The manual advises against it because the charging brick can over heat. I just set it on an ice pack with a thin towel between the two to prevent any condensation from building up on the brick. Stays nice and cool that way.
     
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    Nice! I will have to try this.

    Edit: The P2 isn't as nice as the P3. But with an after market charger I can do the wireless extender, 3 batteries and the Tx simultaneously.
     
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    I tried that and worked perfectly
     
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    I did some calculations. My numbers are rounded off.
    Flightbattery 4500mAh, 15,2V, 1 hour charging time that means 4,5x15,2= 68w/hour.
    Tx-battery 6000mAh, 7,6V, 3 hours charging time. that means 6/3x7,6=15w/hour.
    That means if you charges both you get an extra 22% of load/heatdevelopment instead of charging the flight battery alone.