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Discover How Long Will a Two Way Radio Battery Last?

Rechargeable two way radio batteries can aftermost through hundreds or bags of allegation cycles, depending on how generally and for how continued the array is used. But any and all types of two way radio batteries accept a bound lifespan. Whether or not a array is used, over time it will boring lose some of its accumulator capacity, due to centralized actinic reactions and added factors.

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Motorolla walkie talkie shuts off when PTT button is pressed... Driving me INSANE. Please help

This is usually a low battery issue. If you are using the rechargeable battery pack, does your Motorola unit accept regular batteries in place of the rechargeable battery? If you can put in 3 or 4 AA batteries (depending on the model), try that. If the radio stays on when you press the PTT button, then continue using the regular batteries or get a replacement rechargeable battery, if you can find one for the model. If the radio still turns off when you press the PTT button with fresh batteries, then replace the two-way radio.

I hope this helps. When the rechargeable batteries fail, they will still charge but they won't hold a full charge for as long a period.

Cindy Wells

May 20, 2018 | Radio Communications

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My GRE PSR295 scanner wont switch on

first off check your batteries. if you are using a rechargeable battery pack disconnect it and try it off the power supply alone bad battery packs can and generally do keep radios from powering on. If this allows it to come on, try charging it for 24 hours, and then deep cycling it several times ( run the scanner with sound such as on a noaa weather channel) until it goes dead and then recharge, to recondition the battery pack. if this doesn't work the pack will need to be replaced or rebuilt (batteries plus can do this) if the radio just uses discrete rechargeable batteries simply replace them. meanwhile I'll look for a manual for you....

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Feb 16, 2015 | Radio Communications

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battery charging

Hi Patrick,
A rechargeable battery will eventually fail to accept a charge - just like your car battery.
The number of recharges a battery will be able to accept is dependent on a number of things, such as: temperature, if it is run to almost nothing before recharging (or if it is recharged after only being discharged slightly), how much of a load is on the battery and how fast (high amperage) or slow (low amperage) the battery is recharged.
Generally, cooler temperatures are better for batteries, as is using the battery almost completely before recharging rather than topping off after minimal usage, small loads are better (you don't have a choice in your GPS watch tho) and a slow or "trickle" charge is better than a fast, high current charge (you may not have a choice on this either). A few hundred discharge / recharge cycles is not uncommon - significantly less if the battery isn't cycled properly or used in harsh conditions.
I hope this helps!

Jul 01, 2013 | Bushnell Neo Plus GPS Watch

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Do rechargable camera batteries ever wear out ?

Yes. Depending on the type, they should be good for hundreds or thousands of charge/discharge cycles. Of course, that also depends on the care you take of them, the operating temperature, and other factors.

Dec 09, 2010 | Cameras

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bad 9.6 makita stick battries

hey Walt, some people have tried putting their rechargeable batteries in the freezer to try and extend the life of the batteries. I've only heard that this solution has had limited results (may or may not work). The biggest problem with rechargeable batteries is that they have a life cycle, (can only be recharged, depending on the battery, a few hundred times to maybe several hundred times, and then they will no longer hold a charge). Try contacting Makita and inquire about getting new batteries. They may still carry them. Otherwise, it maybe time to invest in a new drill. Sorry that that I can't offer a better solution but people have tried just about everything they can think of to increase the life of their batteries and have not succeeded.

May 26, 2009 | Makita Drills

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