How Do You Charge a Mini RC Car?

Mini RC cars are a fun and exciting way to enjoy a hobby. Whether you’re an experienced RC car enthusiast or just getting started, you’ll find that they provide hours of entertainment and excitement.

But before you can enjoy your new toy, you need to charge it. Charging your mini RC car is not difficult, but it’s important to understand the basics in order to keep your car in top condition.

Firstly, make sure that the battery pack is fully discharged before beginning the charging process. This will ensure that the battery pack is ready for optimal performance when fully charged.

To discharge the batteries, simply run the car until it stops running on its own. This may take a few minutes.

Next, plug the charger into a suitable power source such as a wall outlet or battery charger if available and connect the charger’s output cable to the input port on the mini RC car. Make sure all connections are secure and correct before turning on the power switch.

Charging Times

It’s important to note that charging times can vary depending on your model of mini RC car and size of its battery pack. Generally speaking, NiCad packs should be charged at 1/10th of their capacity (capacity being measured in mAh or milliamp hours).

This means that if your pack has 900mAh of capacity then it should be charged for 90 minutes. Lipo packs should typically be charged for two hours or less.

Charging Guidelines

It’s also important to follow certain guidelines when charging your mini RC car batteries:

  • Never leave batteries unattended while charging.
  • Do not overcharge NiCad batteries as this will cause them to become damaged.
  • Always use an approved charger designed specifically for use with your model of battery.
  • Never mix different types of batteries when charging.


Charging a mini RC car is easy once you understand how it works. Always read and follow the instructions provided with your model carefully – this will help ensure that you get maximum performance from your mini RC car and that its batteries remain safe while charging.

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Stephen Dunn