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Old 09-21-2017, 04:41 AM   #1
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Default USB Chargers: LiPo & NiMh compatable?

I recently bought some used 1/24 scale electric trucks. Both use a USB charger, but one of the trucks didn't come with one. I was wondering if I could use a USB charger from a 'toy' drone that charged a 5oomah, 3.7V LiPo battery to charge a 22oMAh, 4.8V MiMh battery?
I know you aren't supposed to mix battery types, but will it matter with these low voltages?
I also know that I can use the charger from the second truck to charge the battery from the first one (same chassis, different body and tires. I'm just curious if I could do it.

Thanks for any advice you geniuses can give me.
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:58 PM   #2
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I recently bought some used 1/24 scale electric trucks. Both use a USB charger, but one of the trucks didn't come with one. I was wondering if I could use a USB charger from a 'toy' drone that charged a 5oomah, 3.7V LiPo battery to charge a 22oMAh, 4.8V MiMh battery?
I know you aren't supposed to mix battery types, but will it matter with these low voltages?
I also know that I can use the charger from the second truck to charge the battery from the first one (same chassis, different body and tires. I'm just curious if I could do it.

Thanks for any advice you geniuses can give me.
Don't mix them. The 1s LiPo will max out at 4.2v while the NiMh will max out much higher. You don't want to overcharge the LiPo.
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I'd be using the Lipo charger to charge the MiMh battery, but I'll take your advice and keep them separate.
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