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I have a pair of walkie talkies, rechargable, but one of them wont work with the battery pack. Both battery packs work in the other one, but this one will only work with 5 AAA batteries. Any ideas out

The model number of this radio is GM3W. Thanks for looking everybody.

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    Paul Watz Apr 01, 2012

    the other battery works in both radios and charges in both locations.

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If your rechargeable battery pack takes a different battery tray than the alkaline, you possibly have a bad connection in the battery tray. If they appear to use the same battery contacts, look at where the rechargeable battery touches compared to the alkaline. There may be a problem in this area. Clean all contacts with a pencil eraser to insure your radio is free of debris on the contacts.

Best regards.

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

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SOURCE: configuring audiovox GMRS1072CH walkie talkie

With the issue of 240V if the charger has not a Voltage switch, you will need to find another charger/transformer with the same Voltage/Amps ouput that works with 240V.

For Vox operations, this feature works independly form channel, you should choose the channel# and code # first, to match both radios, and get them communicate, then the Vox feature.
In Some radios the VOX feature works with an external audio accesory, in other radios works with out it.
Basically if this radios works without it, you should see that the radio transmist by itself when you speak direct to the radio, and stops transmiting 1 or2 seconds after you stop talking.

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SOURCE: low battery icon on Midland LXT350 walkie-talkies

Your LXT350 is equipped for using an optional rechargeable NiMH battery pack which can be recharged by inserting the AC adapter into the radio charge jack, or with the optional desktop charger.

I would make sure the radio is off, then insert the charger. Charge only for the prescribed time (no more/no less) and remove from the charger.

Charge time is initially 24 hours. Charge time is about 12 hours thereafter. For maximum battery life, it is recommend charging the battery pack when the low battery icon comes on. Remove the radios from the charger when the charge time expires.

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SOURCE: Columbia Walkie Talkies - Model: GM3W - need batteries

You might try contacting Power Products http://www.powerproducts.com/ They may have something available, or be able to build them for you.

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SOURCE: I am trying to pair my motorola walkie talies

Here is a link to the user guide: http://www.motorola.com/mdirect/manuals/SX700_userguide.pdf

You will need to program the frequency, code and Qt filter (if any) to match. For basic operation set the frequency and then set the code and Qt filter (if any) to off (zero).

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