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fans63eb6c3c
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I just received the Spark, after reading all the menus, I still cannot find instruction to charge the spark controller.
It seems there is a cable specially made for charging the controller ( which is missing). Its not the USB cable provided.
The USB cable is for charging the spark batteries.
Anybody please help????
2017-6-19
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TechPreacher
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Just plug in any Micro USB cable. The port is on the back of the controller.
2017-6-20
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fans63eb6c3c
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This TechPreacher for the advise. Is this micro USB cable not included in the package, and I have to buy it from electronic store?Seems I cannot find it in the DJI On-line store?
2017-6-20
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The Spark Remote controller provided, the charging port on the remote controller it looks to me is not using micro USB cable.
2017-6-20
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or charging.
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Techpreacher, It's my mistake. I finally find out the cable dji provided is a micro USB cable and not the one we used to charge mobile phone cable. It's my mistake, sorry and thanks for your kind advise.
2017-6-20
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fans63eb6c3c Posted at 2017-6-20 02:19
Techpreacher, It's my mistake. I finally find out the cable dji provided is a micro USB cable and not the one we used to charge mobile phone cable. It's my mistake, sorry and thanks for your kind advise.

what are the light indication that the spark controller is charged? thank you
2017-9-20
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marekmk7 Posted at 2017-9-20 15:00
what are the light indication that the spark controller is charged? thank you

The lights on the controller behave the same as the lights on the batteries.  They blink up one at a time (2, then 3, then 4) as they are charging.  Upon full charge, all lights stop blinking, and remain off.
2017-9-20
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Charles Adams Posted at 2017-9-20 15:22
The lights on the controller behave the same as the lights on the batteries.  They blink up one at a time (2, then 3, then 4) as they are charging.  Upon full charge, all lights stop blinking, and remain off.

Can I charge the controller overnight without keeping an eye on it as we are supposed to do with the Spark batteries?  Is the RC battery also LiPo?
2018-1-26
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S-e-ven
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I guess you can do that.
Mine switches off, stops charging, when full.
2018-1-26
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JohnRaggio Posted at 2018-1-26 20:48
Can I charge the controller overnight without keeping an eye on it as we are supposed to do with the Spark batteries?  Is the RC battery also LiPo?

Yes, Spark's RC uses LiPo battery. As for the charging safety, it's no different to charging your smartphone: ideally, one should keep an eye on their devices being charged but realistically, it's hard to expect everyone doing that every time, all the time. Proper automatic charging termination is inherent to every good quality, properly designed Li-Po-powered product and Spark's RC is no differrent in that regard. Just don't use any cheap chargers or cables of dubious quality and you'll be fine.
2018-1-27
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I just got the controller because I wanted a little more than just the phone. My question is can I use the wall charger and cable that came with the Spark?
2018-2-2
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BeastMaster_101
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Plug it in to a usb port using the included cable.
Happy Flying!
2018-2-2
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robnav Posted at 2018-2-2 11:49
I just got the controller because I wanted a little more than just the phone. My question is can I use the wall charger and cable that came with the Spark?

Unfortunately the Spark charging cable does not fit into the RC charge point.
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Flighty Posted at 2018-2-2 23:49
Unfortunately the Spark charging cable does not fit into the RC charge point.

What are you talking about? Of course it does. You just have to be extra careful of which way you're inserting the plug as the RC USB socket is of the micro-AB type and we saw reports of people being able to force the microUSB cable plug wrong way around.

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Unless you meant the Fly More Combo's power supply cable that goes into the charging hub - it that case it's a no-go, obviously. But I'm sure the question was about the USB cable that comes with Spark.
2018-2-3
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Yeah, just ensure the micro USB is turned the right way before inserting into the RC.
2018-2-3
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robnav
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Yea guys I was talking about the normal plug for Spark. It does work by the way..
2018-2-3
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Hello - pardon the ignorance here. I'm a brand new out of the box user, and stumbled on this same problem.  And I am confused by the responses. The cable provided w/ the spark has beveled edge (top edge smaller than bottom edge).  The female port on the RC is rectangular (no beveled receiving edge).  In every product I have ever inserted the beveled edge of a micro usb into the receiving side is shaped to make it obvious how to insert.   Are you guys saying this RC is designed for the user to possibly put a male beveled edge in up side down?   

See attached images. They don't look like a match to me....



Does the smaller edge face up or down if this is indeed really the proper connector for the RC ????

Thanks in advance.
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2018-6-18
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IFish4Tuna
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Sorry 2nd picture of the spark's charget cable was bad image quality here is a better one.
2018-6-18
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IFish4Tuna
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Well, never mind, I figured it out, I just had to break out a magnifying glass to pair up the receiving ends. I am still duped by the fact that the RC does not have beveled receiving edge....

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IFish4Tuna Posted at 2018-6-18 17:56
Well, never mind, I figured it out, I just had to break out a magnifying glass to pair up the receiving ends. I am still duped by the fact that the RC does not have beveled receiving edge....

Hi, could you inform me of the answer?  I'm having the same issue.  Does the Spark RC charge with the beveled edge up or down?  Thank you.
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I can not get my DJI controller to charge with any of the many micro-USB cords I have.   Is there something wrong with the receiving port?  (Photo). Can anyone recommend where I can obtain or purchase the correct micro-USB to charge it?  Thanks.
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