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Charging both battery and RC

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hung, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Hung

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    DJI manual says you shouldn't charge both remote control and battery at the same time, is anyone here ignoring this and charging both without a problem?
     
  2. TheRealNick

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    My phantom costs too much for me to ignore the manual...but in my mind the worse thing you would do is fry your charger....
     
  3. Hung

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    Yeah, I feel the same way lol. I was just wondering tho
     
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    Wait, these things come with a Manual?
     
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    I do it all the time, absolutely no issues
     
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  6. Hung

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    I wouldn't call it a manual. A quick guide, probably.
     
  7. davestern2

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    I don't think you would fry your charger.. Each device will just get less current and therefore a slower charge .. I would assume that the charger would know to cap it's own output (possibly not?). DJI recommends not to do that, so I wouldn't. Perhaps a slower charge isn't optimal or good for their batteries, or maybe there's a different reason. But there's some reason leading then to recommend avoiding it.

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    Ah, well, it's a valid question. Many people don't know there are additional manuals on DJI's website.
     
  11. Chris Grazioso

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    Crap, I always do it... Didn't see that in manual... Haven't had any problems yet... Gonna shop now though...
     
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    See the irony in that?! :)

    It would be funny... it it were not so common. :)
     
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    As was pointed out to me... the manual states the charger may over-heat. With that said, I've done it a time or two with no issues. Since then I've switched the the after-market "blue" charger which will do 3 batteries and the controller at the same time.

    "Blue" charger? Perhaps it should be named the "****" charger. :)
     
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    The DJI manual does not recommend you do it.
    I have read quite a number of people doing it.
    I am personally not in a hurry to charge my batteries, so I am sticking to the safe side and not doing it.
     
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    While it doesn't say 'not to ever do it', they don't recommend it either. I hope every operator here has downloaded the manual and read it. I know all you guys did... right? o_O
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    From the manual -
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  16. davestern2

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    Interesting... So it may draw too much current (or more than ideal for the charger)

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