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initial charging of battery - lights keep flashing 
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Post initial charging of battery - lights keep flashing
The lights don't stop flashing despite unplugging and replugging in the battery and the charger. Should I just go for an hour long charge or will it burn my house down?
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If the lights begin to flash, unplug the battery from the charger and unplug the charger from the socket. Restart the charging process.


Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:48 am
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Post Re: initial charging of battery - lights keep flashing
Mmm, I think we should just send you a new one. Can you email or PM Pranay with shipping details?


Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:45 pm
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Post Re: initial charging of battery - lights keep flashing
Hi, PM sent. Also, I investigated a bit more. I measured the voltages on the battery and everything looks good per pranay's post, but on the charger I get only a few mV on any pins that I measure. I tried just charging the battery for a few hours and the lights on the charger now are solid green, but when I plug the battery into the aircraft, it appears there is too little charge because at full collective it does not take off and I can see the elevons doing their wiggle. Lastly, when "charging" the battery stays cold but the charger warms up a bit.


Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:14 am
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Post Re: initial charging of battery - lights keep flashing
James, please see my PM reply. That should take care of the issue.


Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:15 am
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Post Re: initial charging of battery - lights keep flashing
Thanks pranay I got the new battery charger. The thing is, with the new set the three lights are just staying at solid red even though it's been plugged in for 2+ hours! I'm going to take the new and old batt/chargers to work tomorrow and measure the voltages.


Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:33 am
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Post Re: initial charging of battery - lights keep flashing
OK, please let me know what the voltage readings are (on the battery and the charger output).
Sometimes you need to replug the battery into the charger to make the LEDs go green.


Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:30 am
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