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    Alternate method to recharge batteries?

    Are there any other plans in the works to recharge helicopter batteries? For example, from a wall socket or via a car's cigarette lighter socket?

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    I plug my QR-1's charger into a spare phone adapter I have that plugs into a wall socket and has USB output.
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    So I can use the plug with the USB connector from my android phone to charge the batteries in the wall with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrtwohands View Post
    So I can use the plug with the USB connector from my android phone to charge the batteries in the wall with?
    Yes that is what I am doing. All the Android phones I have owned came with a USB cord and a wall adapter the USB plugged into. I just plug my Traxxas charger into that adapter and then plug the adapter into a wall socket and charge my QR-1 packs.
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    Awesome. That is great to know I don't have to use my laptop every time lol.

    Thank you for the tip!

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    as a rule of thumb, MOST USB power sources put a steady 5 volts, the only thing I'm not sure of is if a 2 amp USB charger will charge a QR-1 battery faster or if the traxxas charger will regulate that current so the battery isn't too stressed.
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