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03-15-2014 03:59 AM  4 years agoPost 61
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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...only use the ones that pass.

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03-15-2014 05:31 PM  4 years agoPost 62
Peter Wales

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Orlando Fl

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The fuse in your transmitter is not there to protect your transmitter. It is there to protect your house!

Allow me to explain. If you plug your transmitter into a wall wart charger and something goes wrong with the battery or charge circuit or something else inside the Tx, the wall wart may draw too much current and overheat. If you charge overnight, that may give it long enough to set fire to itself and other things as well, like your house. So the fuse is there to protect the wall wart.

The primary side of wall warts often have a fusible link in there which is not replaceable, and if the secondary draws too much current from the primary, that will blow and then the wall wart is dead.

No active component inside the tx will last longer than a piece of wire in a glass tube so if a power supply fault occurs, like plugging in the wrong charger, damage will ensue, and it may blow the charger circuit before it blows the fuse.

Peter Wales
http://scalehelicopters.org

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03-15-2014 06:10 PM  4 years agoPost 63
Craigdieslemac

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Wow! Thank you for that explaination.. That makes perfect sense!

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03-16-2014 12:35 AM  4 years agoPost 64
Retired2011

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So, now we know why the "magic smoke" came out of your TX...
and it don't sound pretty bro.

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03-16-2014 01:04 AM  4 years agoPost 65
Craigdieslemac

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It's cool.. Horizon will fix it and even if it costs a couple hundred bucks it will be worth it to have a fully serviced transmitter. Plus I have a DX9 coming which is perfect for teaching my kids to fly.. I had not planned on getting one right now, but had planned on it eventually.

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