I received a question today about our Mad Dog 4000 mAh DX8 transmitter Li-Poly battery. The question was, “Can I charge the battery in the radio with the stock transmitter charger.”
I did some research and this is what the DX8 manual says:
The DX8 features a built-in multi-chemistry charger designed to charge 4-cell
NiMH and 2-cell LiPo batteries at a charge rate of 200mAh. The charge jack on
the right side of the transmitter is non-polarity-critical, allowing you to use any
type of 12-volt supply to charge the battery regardless of connector polarity.
Using the included SPMB2000NMTX NiMH battery pack, you should plug the
included 12-volt AC to DC power supply in for 10 to 12 hours to fully charge
This manual states you CAN charge your Mad Dog TX Li-poly battery in the radio. With the set charge rate of 200 mAh, it will take about 20 hours to fully charge the battery. If you use the Li-Poly battery in your radio, don’t forge to set your battery type as Li-Poly in the setup page of your radio.
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