RE: [BCD396XT] Re: Disabling Battery Charging?
- What you could do is flip the switch in the battery back to alkline battery. Then plug in the ac adapter and it won't charge the battery. Then when you want to charge the battery flip the switch to the other side. Then plug in the ac adapter and it will charge the batteries.
> --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroup s.com , "tedrhayes" <ted.hayes@. ..> wrote:
>> I like to plug it in when I'm in a stationary location for an extended period (e.g., at my desk when I'm working, at night when I place it on my bed-stand) rather than run the batteries down (and needing carrying an extra set).
>> I don't want to bother taking the batteries out when I plug it in.
> Maybe Upman can confirm this thought. If the 396xt is plugged in, with NiMh batteries in it and the radio is turned on - I doubt if the batteries would charge at a high rate. Problems with charging batteries in equipment usually occur over long periods of time. Most I have heard are involving lithium cells not NiMh batteries. I have never had a charging issue with my radio being used as a charger. I am curious as to how many group members have actually experienced problems. It might be the issues over laptops and cell phones are getting confused with the radios.