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S107 charging question.
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Zarquon
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November 4, 2012 - 9:46 am

How long should it take to charge a Syma S107 from USB? Mine usually takes a full hour, which seems excessive, based on what I've read in reviews and on this forum. Is it okay to use the the USB cable with an AC adapter, and will that charge it any faster?

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bvc
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November 4, 2012 - 3:40 pm

55 minutes to 70 is what I have experienced in over 1 year with 5 107's and 1 111. I use my Motorola phone adapter but haven't timed it.

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leadsled
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November 9, 2012 - 9:09 pm

I use a USB A/C adapter.  Charging time is well under an hour.

 

I keep it near me when charging and watch for the red light to come on.  From what I gathered, it's not good to let it keep charging.  I also let the battery cool awhike after charging, and after flying.

 

Also, charging times should be less if you don't run it until the blades stop turning.

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Chief-T
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November 15, 2012 - 7:21 am

Using my laptop and the usb 3.0 port it takes 45-47 minutes.

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CPD
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November 15, 2012 - 7:29 am

Yeah, mine take something like that. I never keep track--I usually either fly a second heli, browse the interwebs, play on the wii, something until I realize "Oh, the red light's on!" then end up distracting myuself for annother half hour during the 15 minute cool down time.

As for it taking less time to charge if you don't run it until the blades stop turning, it's best for your batteries to drain every last bit of power from them at the end of your flight, otherwise they will develope memory, and will loose that much power from your flight. Personally, I take an extra 15 minutes or so getting it as low as posable--turn it off and back on, wait for the light to stop flashing, turn it on slow, and let it die down and shut itself down, then do it again and again until it won't do a thing. A little hard on the motors and blades if you don't do it right, but it helps a ton with the battery life in the long run.

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Chief-T
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November 15, 2012 - 7:44 am

Yeah thats a good plan for sure. I don't do it that good, but I do have a good routine and the batteries seem to respond well.

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Supernova
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November 27, 2012 - 4:01 am

The charge time and cooling time is the main reason why I have 7 / 107's  just line em up.

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