Re: [BCD396XT] Battery life question
- I am sure this has been mentioned before but a lot of poeple do not charge
the batteries insdie their scanners.
I my self am one of them. I found that, for me, using an external charger
designed to charge Ni-Mah in single unit chargers works best. I have a La
Crosse Technologies 4 baycharger.
What i found is that if i left my batteries in my scanner it got really hot.
Heat is not good for the batteries or chargers.
I also found that by using the scanner as the charger i got less usage time
in beteen charges then by taking the batteries out and charging them in my
My test was basically for one week i charged the scanner over night. next
day let it run continous. I found i got several hours more time when the
batteries were charged with the La Crosse charger.
yes i know its not very scientific. But it works for me.
I also found that my GP batteries that came with my T, yes older batteries
had way less time. They are just getting old.
From what i have read Ni-Mah batteries charge better individually rather
then in series.
Its more convienent to leave them in and charge, and if your not a heavy
user between charges you will never know. But if your getting a low battery
warning a lot you might need to try an alternative method to charge the
batteries. Or have several sets you can rotate.
On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 8:49 AM, Paul Opitz <pmanu44@...> wrote:
> Yes, it does
> From: Dannypa_27 <dannypa_27@...>
> To: "BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com" <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wed, June 22, 2011 8:39:46 AM
> Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Battery life question
> On a similar note, does the 396XT charge the batteries while on? (with the
> little switch set to rechargeable of course)
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- At 03:45 PM 6/27/2011, you wrote:
>I think we would loose the amazing small size of the 396XT if itWell, the scanner is about the same size as my Icom HT. The Icom
>had an intelligent charger section on the PC board. I like the form
>this radio. I could not compare the Kenwood to the 396XT. They were designed
>for different purposes...
>I don't agree they start out with the same baseline. The 396XT will
>capture near field signals, and can sweep the spectrum looking for
>RF peaks above the
receives and TRANSMITS digital (D-STAR, rather than P25 though :) ),
and can receive from 500 kHz to 1300 MHz. However, the Uniden has
the P25, close call and the sheer number of memories that I bought it
for. Horses for courses.
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