What Are the Different Types of Remote Controls?

Remote controls make it very easy to operate a wide range of electronic devices from a distance. They rely on low-frequency light to send out a signal that will instantly perform an action like turning on the TV or starting or stopping the Blue-ray player. There are now many different types of remote controls that offer a choice in functionality.

Let’s take a look at the different types of remote controls:

Dedicated – the dedicated remote is simply intended to work with a specific device and typically packaged with the product.

Brand-based – the brand-based remote is designed to work with a variety of products that are all made by the same manufacturer. Any remote that is designed to support multiple products will be bigger than a dedicated unit and have buttons to match the needs of the different device, such as a plasma TV, Blue-ray disc player and home theater system.

Third-party – the third-party remote is a practical option for those wishing to control multiple devices by different manufacturers. The remote most be programmed to work with a specific device by entering the right code into its on-board database. Many of these remotes don’t offer a wide range of functions, but will do the basics of starting or stopping a particular action.

Learning – the learning remote is a high-tech piece of equipment that is designed to instantly learn the operational codes of any existing remote. This type of remote simply needs to be pointed to another unit and it automatically picks up the necessary codes to operate your particular device.

They are a more reliable option compared to the third-party remote because they can accept any operational code and not limited by what is available in its on-board database. Also, the learning remote does have a downside. For instance, it is essential to have the existing remote available in order to program the learning remote. If the existing remote is lost or damage, it would not be possible to transfer codes and train the learning remote.

Programmable – the programmable remote is a very flexible and intuitive option that makes it relatively easy to input the desired controls. They are designed to work with macros which are essentially a series of commands that reach a specific action. Additionally, a single button can be programmed to perform multiple actions. For instance, one button can be programmed to switch on the Blue-ray player, receiver and TV, find the right output modes, and start playing the movie.

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Primal Battery Charger Review | RC Films



Review of the Radient Primal lipo and nihm battery charger. Its hard to know what the best battery charger for your rc’s is. Here is one of my favorite chargers.

I have had this charger for about 4 years and it has provided great charging for all my lipos. This is a 4 amp charger that can charge 2 and 3 cells. It is an ac only charger.
I love this charger and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to get into the rc hobby. But for anyone (like me) who needs something a little bigger for storage and discharge functions, check out the this review of my new charger below.

Sky RC Imax B6AC V2 Charger/Discharger:

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FIXED! DJI Phantom 4 Pro Remote Control Battery Charge Issue [Disassembly, Repair, Reassembly]



UPDATE! : A viewer using this method had good results using a higher reflow temperature (350° C) for shorter time and helpfully suggests using thermal tape to protect plastic pieces! See the comments section.

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: This video describes a possible fix to the DJI Phantom 4 Pro controller failing to charge or show an accurate battery charge. By reflowing key connecting points on the controller’s circuit board, I was able to restore full functionality.

Did this technique work for you? Please leave any comments or questions in the comments area!

Mentioned in this video:

DJI message boards post by Rainer1: https://forum.dji.com/thread-116313-1-1.html

Videos by Robson Raul (Portuguese language): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcApFx1zdTlvuB4TQQtjAWA/videos

Please note that this technique may involve risk and should only be attempted if your device is unable to be repaired by a professional technician. Any attempted repair is done at your own risk!

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Learn more about the Spektrum S2100 Dual Port Smart Charger – Spektrum Smart Technology



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The Spektrum™ S2100 Smart Charger is the first dual-output AC Smart Charger to feature Spektrum Smart Charging technology. Small and portable, this 200W charger features the brand new Spektrum IC3™ connector that delivers a robust connection that also reads vital battery content that relays to a bright LCD color display to clearly show unique information and log data about your Smart Battery such as how many charge cycles the pack has, and much more.

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Learn more about the Spektrum S1200 Smart Charger – Spektrum Smart Technology



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The Spektrum™ S1200 Smart Charger is the first DC smart charger to feature Spektrum Smart Charging technology. Small and portable, this 200W charger features the brand new Spektrum IC3™ connector that delivers a robust connection that also reads vital battery content that relays to a bright LCD color display to clearly showing you how many charge cycles you have on the pack, and much more.

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Learn more about the Spektrum Smart Charger Power Supply – Spektrum Smart Technology



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The Spektrum™ Smart 30A Power Supply is our first switching DC power supply to feature Spektrum current from a wall outlet to 30A of clean DC current that will make your chargers thrive. Spektrum Smart technology delivers a cooling fan that features on-demand operation to make the unit as quiet as possible. You also get protection against over temperature, over loading and short circuits. Current status and adjustable output voltage are easily viewed on a large LCD display that, all-combined, help you make the most intelligent charging power decisions possible.

Please visit https://www.horizonhobby.com/smart-30-amp-power-supply-spmxc10201 for more information on the Spektrum 30A AC to DC Power supply.

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Learn more about the Spektrum Smart Batteries – Spektrum Smart Technology



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Spektrum Smart technology is about offering a higher connection to your hobby. It’s a connection that puts you in complete control, makes you more aware and more confident about the capability of your equipment—all the while making vital components of your model easier to use than ever. The combined result is a sense that will make you wish everything about your hobby was “smarter.”

For all radio control hobbyists that are looking for a better way to charge batteries, Spektrum Smart Chargers and Smart Batteries combine for an intuitive charging experience that results in a simple, connected, and safer charging experience. Spektrum Smart Charging virtually eliminates the hassle from charging your LiPo batteries. This is made possible by an integrated microchip on each Smart battery that communicates with your Smart charger to automatically determine the best charging settings. Plug it in, and just press start. While all hobbyists will enjoy this simple experience, advanced hobbyists can take advantage of unique data such as cycle count, unhealthy activity like overcharge and discharge, battery temperature, C rating and much more, all saved within each battery. Additionally, automatic discharge to storage ensures a better, and healthier, lifespan for your batteries.

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275. Drift Battery Charger Fail, Collect+ and Remote Control Mounting



The perils of cheap battery chargers and my super-simple remote control mount.

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Title: “I Will Not Let You Let Me Down (Instrumental Version)”
Artist: Josh Woodward
URL: http://www.joshwoodward.com/song/IWillNotLetYouLetMeDown
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License: Creative Commons

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DJI Spark battery charging hub (few seconds; illustrative only)



Super quick video to illustrate how the DJI Spark battery charging hub looks like while charging 3 batteries plus the remote controller C2.

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