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Battery life of Frisky 10S

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Re: Battery life of Frisky 10S

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It does seem rather a negative step from a firm that gave us so much innovation?

I will try a connector and three cell li on battery holder with single cells and see if that’ll give me a charge in the field?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Battery life of Frisky 10S

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The X10 has a pin connector for the charger to tx connection, anyone know what they are called and which would fit?

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Re: Battery life of Frisky 10S

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Mark,
Not sure what your connector looks like.
One source I saw mentioned a USB-C for a small oval connector that a charger plugged into, but the following link seems to refer to a simpler connector. Maybe they changed between X10 & X10S.
https://forum.alofthobbies.com/index.ph ... oject.398/

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Re: Battery life of Frisky 10S

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Thanks Peter, the story is still moving on. I talked to T9 who have suggested another battery which is on their site and listed for the Horus, same mah, same 2S li on but made by a different manufacturer, it is listed as a ‘upgrade’ but is the same size and output. They say you need a cable to protect the battery but I can’t find out why the charger and tx couldn’t cope with it. The connector needs to be moved into the battery bay.

Not sure why there isn’t a balance lead used?

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Re: Battery life of Frisky 10S

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Mark,
Just checked the T9 site & the only X12 spare battery listed is a 2000mAHr type.
If that is the same as in my very early X12 Horus, then it is a NiMh as I changed mine via T9 a few months ago.
The Horus board & battery have an internal 3 pin 0.1” pitch JST-XH connector (outer 2 pins used), but some of the other connectors on the charge board are 2mm pitch JST.
Maybe they have changed the spares battery pack since then?

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Re: Battery life of Frisky 10S

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See. https://www.t9hobbysport.com/frsky-horu ... ck-upgrade

It may be my logic that doesn’t see this as an upgrade?

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Re: Battery life of Frisky 10S

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Mark,
It does appear to be the same marked voltage & capacity as the standard one, so unless the original doesn’t perform as per the label, it doesn’t look much of an upgrade.
As you say, there is no individual cell connection - just overall pack.
I wonder if that is just a carry over from the previous Horus X12 NiMn pack use, before going to the Express versions.
One of the downsides of Frsky producing constant changes to their range is the detailed hardware tweaks.
Peter

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