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I was charging my DX7 using an Ultramat 16, something I've done a couple of times (newish DX7). I had to interrupt the charging and did so by pulling the red battery connector out of the charger.
I switched on the DX7 to see how much it was charged and it was completely dead. I plugged it back into the charger and got the "contact break" error message.
I looked in the Spektrum instruction book but no mention of deadness that I could see, so I opened the back of the DX7 for a look. There's a fuse in there!
Not mentioned in the book and a bit of a pain to extract. The rating is 3A 250V and it's smaller than a normal household plus fuse.
Fortunately I had a couple of the correct size and rating knocking about so I got up and running again.
Thought I'd post this for other DX7 newbies who might not realise that a spare fuse would be handy to have, and also can anyone suggest a 'non-lethal' way of terminating the charging process?Thanks as ever
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|Hi Ron, the safest way is to disconnect from the 'prime mover' first, ie the mains. If, as some people do you're charging from a battery charger, it's the same. I normally switch off at the outlet first, then you don't get any nasty transients flying around that can blow fuses.|
|Ross Clarkson||19/07/2009 13:34:57|
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Thanks Ron, i am looking at upgrading to the DX7 so this is good advice.
|Terry Whiting||20/07/2009 06:46:41|
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I personally have made it a habit never to charge with the battery in situ with either transmitter or model.
|Dave Towell||20/07/2009 12:18:56|
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The other option is to use a JR Tx Rx charger. Only a few quid and designed for the job.
|Stephen Grigg||20/07/2009 23:36:23|
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I use the same charger as you Ron and never had a problem.A new DX7 arrived today and charged in about half an hour.It had 10.3v before charging
|John Privett||21/07/2009 00:21:46|
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If the batteries are LiPos then I agree - not a good idea to charge in-situ.
But if they're NiCds or MiMHs aren't you going to get more problems from wear and tear on the battery leads and connectors from constant removing/replacing and plugging/unplugging than any tiny risk of problems from iin-situ charging?
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Hi Stephen - This was the first time I had problems with the charger/DX7 thats why I was a bit concerned when the Tx died on me.
Tony - wise words, I'll follow your suggestion if I need to terminate a charge in future.
Dave - yeah, I see your point but I spent £100+ on the Graupner and leads to reduce the number of chargers I have.
Thanks for the replies, all gratefully recieved.
|Stephen Grigg||22/07/2009 16:19:54|
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I did flatten my battery by leaving the controller on after a confusion of problems that prevented me flying.The battery charged up fine but the length of time it took to charge it did warm up a bit.This is a new DX7.Ibought a DX6i a year ago and had 1 or 3 problems which may have been due to using it with a straight aerial.I bought a secondhand DX7 and Ive had a couple of problems recently.I did a brilliant deal with Galaxy on a new Dx7SE, which I am very happy with.One of the reasons to change and the main reason really is that being secondhand I was always writing over the previous owners settings and worried that I might miss something to the detriment of a model.Im still trying to learn all the settings and basic for me is best,so now Im happy The end
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