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Charging Issue using USB
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Kelador
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January 15, 2012 - 11:15 pm
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So been flying my Syma S107 around having a ball (my first heli and I have a second on the way) But I have a small issue in that it does not seem to charge when using the USB charger I plug it in and the red light goes out but after an hour it still does not light up to say its charged... and when turned on the heli lasts about 1min before dying.

It will however charge when using the remote to charge it! strange I know.. I have been leaving 15mins for the battery to cool down between flying and after charging I have not been flying the heli until it runs out. 

 

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions? maybe the usb charger is faulty?

 

P.S Tried using the USB charger from a PC,Laptop and wall plug same result.

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January 15, 2012 - 11:42 pm

I have my first Syma S107G and 3 on the way, and I have issues with my first USB charge cable as well! it worked fine for the first few charging cycles, and then no light, but it SOMETIMES heats up, almost to the point of what I would cosider extreme heat! Surprised Lol My first thought... "Hmmm this is not right, nor good!" , can someone please explain in PLAIN, SIMPLE TERMS, the Exact sequence of charging, and what to expect? What is normal heat, and when is it time to pull the plug on the situation! For example... does the light come "ON" while charging, and then go "OFF" when charge is complete, or the other way around, etc.? I have since ordered 3 new Charge Cables on eBay (price .99 cents U.S., .25 cents shipping, for a total of $3.22 USD), that appear to be genuine Syma Charge Cables, but that is yet to be proven!!! Lol Laugh The charge Cable that came with my first (suspected clone) Syma S107G Heli, had a shorter USB plug (plug, NOT cable) than most Syma Charge Cables I've seen pictured in various places. Thanks for All feedback! Smile

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buck said:

I have my first Syma S107G and 3 on the way, and I have issues with my first USB charge cable as well! it worked fine for the first few charging cycles, and then no light, but it SOMETIMES heats up, almost to the point of what I would cosider extreme heat! Surprised Lol My first thought... "Hmmm this is not right, nor good!" , can someone please explain in PLAIN, SIMPLE TERMS, the Exact sequence of charging, and what to expect? What is normal heat, and when is it time to pull the plug on the situation! For example... does the light come "ON" while charging, and then go "OFF" when charge is complete, or the other way around, etc.? I have since ordered 3 new Charge Cables on eBay (price .99 cents U.S., .25 cents shipping, for a total of $3.22 USD), that appear to be genuine Syma Charge Cables, but that is yet to be proven!!! Lol Laugh The charge Cable that came with my first (suspected clone) Syma S107G Heli, had a shorter USB plug (plug, NOT cable) than most Syma Charge Cables I've seen pictured in various places. Thanks for All feedback! Smile

Hello buck, The genuine Syma Charge cable should light up as soon as you plug-in the cable in the usb of a computer or in a wall plug. The light tells you there is nog charging amps running to the battery. As soon as you than plug-in the connector to the helicopter the light will go off because there will be a charging flow. Untill it's fully loaded the light will stay off. On the battery there is a smill pcb that detacts the voltage and soon it's 4.25 (? or something like that) it will stop the charging automaticaly and than the light turn's on again because there is no electric flow anymore.

But... If it's not a genuine Syma Charging cable the function of the light could be complete the contrary. I have an ADX (S107 like) helicopter that came with a usb loader that lights when it's loading and will go off as soon it's ready.

Hopefully this helps you a bit...

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To charge plug USB cable in it will light up red when plugged into the Heli the light will go out and when charged the light will come back on. That is if it is working in my case the light never comes back on.

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January 16, 2012 - 12:44 am

Lol I had to reread that 5 times to even get anything out of it! Lol try a couple of commas, in appropriate positions in the sentences! it DOES make a HUGE difference on the meanings of things, and shows respect to your reader, for NOT having to reread a run-on sentence or paragraph 5, 6, or 7 times! Smile Thank You!

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January 16, 2012 - 12:53 am

Thank you Jaap! I read Kelador's post first, and it kind of baffled me! Lol Laugh I understand what you're saying, and by "sequence" in my above post, I was wondering if it matters, if the cable should be first plugged into the USP port, and THEN plugged into the Heli, or first plugged into the Heli, and THEN into the USB port, OR, if it makes No Difference at all! Thanks! Smile

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January 16, 2012 - 4:34 am
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How long past an hour have you left it charging?

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When you plug it in, does your computer recognize the USB? If it doesn't, you need to find how it will, it should normally say by the time,"computer does to recognize this USB" then you click that and say, "install" yes, it's has to install. Not like a computer game, but it has to have permission which is what the install does.

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buck said:

...it DOES make a HUGE difference on the meanings of things, and shows respect to your reader, for NOT having to reread a run-on sentence or paragraph 5, 6, or 7 times!...

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bvc said:

How long past an hour have you left it charging?

I've left it for about 1 Hour 30 Mins did not really want to leave it much longer in case it cooked the battery.

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January 16, 2012 - 7:24 am

My laptop doesn't ask anything when I plug in my USB charging cable. it didn't ask anything when it worked properly, and it doesn't ask anything now that it's quit workin properly! Hmmmm Laugh

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Sorry I've been off the forum for so long, I've had several detrimental family issues pop up over the last few weeks and have been running myself ragged doing fire control..... 

 

 How long to charge? I frequently leave my heli plugged in all night and have not had any adverse effects from that. IT seems that once the battery charges fully, current flow is shut off either by the by the charge cable or the heli it's self. I NEVER charge from the remote, using the transmitter to charge drains its batteries too fast for my liking and I feel that the heli battery won't receive a consistent charge this way. I don't charge off my computer either, I use USB wall chargers from cell phones. Gotta love how the S107 is Android compatible! 

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January 16, 2012 - 8:40 am

I believe I am going to purchase an AC wall charger too! Lol The LAST thing I need, is to have a $20.00 heli, fry something in my laptop!!! Surprised Lol Dig? Laugh

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Wingnut79 said:

Sorry I've been off the forum for so long, I've had several detrimental family issues pop up over the last few weeks and have been running myself ragged doing fire control..... 

 

 How long to charge? I frequently leave my heli plugged in all night and have not had any adverse effects from that. IT seems that once the battery charges fully, current flow is shut off either by the by the charge cable or the heli it's self. I NEVER charge from the remote, using the transmitter to charge drains its batteries too fast for my liking and I feel that the heli battery won't receive a consistent charge this way. I don't charge off my computer either, I use USB wall chargers from cell phones. Gotta love how the S107 is Android compatible! 

Hi good to see you back,hope all family issues ok- bit late but Happy New Year! Smile

"Fly like a butterfly sting like a Syma" http://syma107.com

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January 16, 2012 - 10:52 am
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I had a problem with both my S107s charging from the USB connection. Turned out to be the plastic body very slightly interfered with a secure connection at the helicopter. Shaved away a bare fraction of an inch of the body around the charging socket and found not only did it charge properly, but the charging jack snapped into the copter's charging socked securely.

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Ken H. said:

I had a problem with both my S107s charging from the USB connection. Turned out to be the plastic body very slightly interfered with a secure connection at the helicopter. Shaved away a bare fraction of an inch of the body around the charging socket and found not only did it charge properly, but the charging jack snapped into the copter's charging socked securely.

Same here. I did it immediately after first charge and first flight.

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January 17, 2012 - 1:15 am

Nice Tip Gents! Thanks! Laugh my body was in the way also, but with a small knife, and a few shavings later, it's all clear! Thanks again! Now... how do I get these pesky marks out of my laptop screen, from me drifting/crashing into it? Ahhhahahaha Cool

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So... if charging from a laptop does the screen have to be open?  First time I charged it the screen was not open and red light came on, but then the second time I plugged the usb cable in the red light would not come on.  I opened the screen then plugged it in and the red light came on.  What have others done?

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Can I use my Iphone charger with the syma usb cord to charge at a wall outlet?

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It shouldn't do anything. A USB is a USB, you should be fine. I've never used the USB for my helicopter, I just use the remote.

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