We recommend charging the Anki DRIVE vehicles to the full charge whenever possible.
From a completely discharged or dead state, it can take between 8-11 minutes to fully charge the battery. A full charge will provide up to 20 minutes of game play (about 3-5 games).
The vehicle battery has 2 charging modes.
Fast charging. When the vehicles are first placed in the charging case multiple lights on top of the vehicle will be on and pulsing. This charging mode can last 7-8 minutes.
Trickle charging. After the fast charging mode is complete, the light on top of the vehicle will turn solid green and the trickle or slow charging will start. This mode can take another 1-3 minutes.
To charge 4 or more Anki DRIVE car at the same time, you will need to purchase an additional Fast Charger kit (power adapter + 3-port power cable).
Note: It is not recommended to use a usb cable to connect to a computer or other non-Anki power adapter to charge Anki DRIVE vehicle. Use only the Fast Charger kit (power adapter + 3-port power cable) that comes in the Starter Kit or purchased separately from anki.com.
IMPORTANT: if you are having problems or questions charging your Anki OVERDRIVE vehicles please consult the following article for help: Anki OVERDRIVE - Supercars or Supertrucks with short battery life