It seems simple job to charge an RC battery. But it is not rare to face danger with a rechargeable battery. When the charger of your RC battery gets damaged, it is a little bit hard for you to find out the correct charger at the local market. But how is it if you know the safer way to charge your RC battery without a charger?
This article provides you correct information and the proper way to charge your battery. So, do the proper practice and avoid technical jargon.
How do you charge an RC battery?
You can charge an RC battery with a charger or without a charger. If you are going to use a charger, you must follow the instruction guide you get with the charger before using it.
Check your battery
You have to select the charger and adapter that is the right option for your RC battery. If you use a LiPo battery, check how many cells available. You will find it from the battery label.
Plug on your charger
Now use the connector of the charger and plugin it. Some batteries come with a three-pin plug. When you connect it to the power plug, it will receive the input power.
Connect the battery with the charger
Use the correct lead to connect the battery to the charger. Use a red one for the positive plug and a green one for the negative plug, and this balances it. It would be best if you were careful about bare connectors. A bare male connector is dangerous. So, keep yourself protected.
Organize the charging mode
Some chargers can autodetect the battery type when you plug in a battery. Just you have to select the mode with a switch such as store, fast, etc. But some chargers come with more options.
After properly configuring the charger mode, tap the start button for a few seconds. Then the charger will do a battery check and ask for the number of battery cells. After detecting it, if all things match correctly, it starts charging. If there is anything wrong, it will ask you to check the adjustment and settings.
How to charge RC battery without charger
If you lost your RC car battery charger, do not worry. I am here with the right way to charge the RC battery without a charger. Let’s learn how it is possible.
You need a power supply that is suitable for the RC battery charge. Use a reliable power source. Do not use a dead battery.
See the output power.
It is better to choose slow charge components if you charge the battery without a charger. You can try the trickle effect that prevents overcharging of the battery. It will be best if you monitor the charging session.
Check the output power using wire probes. Check the output voltage. Thus, you will get an idea about the charging session.
Try to add lights
Try to place the battery and your power source far away from each other. It is for safety. Otherwise, any danger can occur from sparking. Then Connect holiday lights between the battery and power source. Thus, you can concern the current flowing.
Connect the battery
Now you have to connect the car battery and power source. Now take the negative clip and connect it to the power source. Correctly complete the negative connection circuit by attaching the negative clip to the battery. Similarly, do it for the positive clip.
Check the setup
Just make sure that you are only trickling power through your setup. After 20 minutes of charging, your battery will get only a few volts. You can use a multimeter to see the progress at the terminals of the battery.
Now verify power
After 30-40 minutes, remove the power source from the battery. For this, remove the negative and positive clips one after another.
We see that it is not hard to charge an RC battery without a charger if you are careful about safety. So, now relax if you lost your charger from the remote control car.