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Old 06-22-2010, 08:43 PM   #11
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Re: Field charger with car plug?

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Originally Posted by Wilfor36 View Post
a friend got an eflite apprentice for christmas and that came with a cheap charger that plugs into the cig lighter/ acc plug . As for using this plug for charging it is usually fused at 10-15 amps so no real problem with overloading the wiring . It more the plug that is the weak point on this setup than anything . Just use a ceramic pot to charge in , i mean who wants to stand outside in -30 charging batterys
Who wants to fly in -30 weather?
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:59 PM   #12
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Re: Field charger with car plug?

OH Man, you mean I have been using a car cig socket to power my charger to charge my Rx & Tx packs for the last 15 years and even though it has worked great for me all this time, doing this doesn't work cause there's not enough current?

Darn, guess I should have bought me one of them intelligent chargers so it coulda told me years ago that this setup doesn't work and will melt my battery packs.
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