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    TQi Charging

    Just received my new Traxxas TQi 6507 (with Docking Base)

    I've fitted a Hump Pack Battery to it. Tried plugging in a TX Charger and no joy.

    Anyone know why this could be, hopefully it's something easy that I may of missed. I have seen the Traxxas TRX 6545 listed, but it's not in stock and there's not much information about them either.

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    If you connect the battery directly to the charger, does it charge then?
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    Yes, it does. Charges fine.

    To add.

    If TX switched on and I plug Jack plug into charging jack, the Green LED on the TX goes off. So, it knows a Jack Plug has been inserted.

    Also, if I connect the Jack Plug then try to read a voltage from the Jack Plug Leads (voltage of Hump Pack). I get no reading. Not sure if this is related but wanted to add it.

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    I dunno, I think its time to contact traxxas UK and see what they say.That's an odd one.
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    Ok. Thanks for the help. I'll contact them.

    Only problem is I got it from Tower Hobbies.

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    Just to update this.

    Looks like the only charger that can be used is the TRX 6545, which isn't available yet.

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    Sorted it.

    Now able to charge my TQi using my Traxxas 3030X.

    Now I'm very happy with my TQi.

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    I have the TQi with docking base. I bought also a 5 cells nimh that fit in the TQi battery dock.
    I have noticed that the nimh pack connector have + in the center and ground at left.
    The 4 cells AA dock connector have + in the center and ground on the right.

    I'm wondering if the TQi integrate a charger or if the battery pack is connected to the external jack directly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield38 View Post
    I have the TQi with docking base. I bought also a 5 cells nimh that fit in the TQi battery dock.
    I have noticed that the nimh pack connector have + in the center and ground at left.
    The 4 cells AA dock connector have + in the center and ground on the right.

    I'm wondering if the TQi integrate a charger or if the battery pack is connected to the external jack directly ?
    The wires are in different positions to keep you from charging AA batteries. See this thread for more info

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ring-question.
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    There isn't an integrated charger, it links to the power jack.

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