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New battery...still won't charge
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Joe
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December 20, 2012 - 9:17 am

Hell Everyone-  Last year, I bought my boy one of these neat little heli's.  Before too long, the red light in the USB connector would not light up, and the battery would not charge.  I assumed the battery was bad, so I replaced it.

 

It worked great, until the battery wore down, of course.  So I tried to charge it with the USB- nothing.  I tried to charge it with the remote- nothing.  So, I borrowed a USB charger from a friend.  When I plugged the USB charger in, the red light went on.  As soon as I plugged it into the heli, it went off.  And it still won't charge.

 

It seems like plugging the USB charger into the heli a) doesn't charge it, and b) breaks the USB charger.  Also, nothing on the heli lights up that would indicate that it's charging- should it?

 

Any suggestions?  Should I just get a new one?

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zedorda
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December 20, 2012 - 11:59 am

The main indicator of it charging is the LED will go out and the LED will relight when full. If it has been dead and stored dead for any period of time it can be ruined. Li-po batteries need to have some charge in them or it can kill the cell 50% is the suggested level for long term storage. They also discharge over time and need to be cycled at least once a month.

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Joe
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December 20, 2012 - 12:25 pm

thanks for your response.  the battery is brand new, I replaced it yesterday.  it won't charge at all, just like the original one.

 

should something light up on the heli when it's charging?  Nothing does, and neither the controller nor two different USB chargers will charge it.  

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CPD
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December 20, 2012 - 1:29 pm

The first one might have died of natural causes, but the second one verry well may be a dud. We've had a number of posts like this, and when the second battery's a dud, and the rest is double checked, tripple checked and so on, it's usually the second battery that's bad. When places buy batteries to resell as spares, they usually just buy them and put them in stock. Don't touch them, don't recharge them, nothing but let them sit there until they slap em' in a box and ship them out the door. That can cause a lot of issues from them not having a sleep charge put on and draining over time, primarilly, their demise.

 

I know SF's posted somewhere a site or two that are  good for buying new batteries. I'd recomend that you send it back and complain that it wasn't a good battery. (after leaving the website adress of the place you got it from on here, of course)

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Joe
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December 21, 2012 - 7:40 am

The first one only charged, maybe, once.  

Is it possible that something other than the battery could cause it not to charge?  Is there something else that can get fried in there?

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December 22, 2012 - 1:39 pm
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Do you have a multimeter to test the batteries- one here at Hobbylink for $6- they really come in handy also to check motherboard ssp_santahat2

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