Question about Radio Communications
I purchased 2 sets of Midland rechargeable batteries with AC desktop and DC chargers Model BATT-5R Ni-MH for use in Midland 2 way radios Model GXT-550. These batteries accept and hold very little charge, even after leaving the radios on to deplete the batteries and then rechaging from an empty bank. They also vibrate when installed in the radios or when turning the radio on. Repeated removal of the batteries from the radios and replacement eventually caused the vibration to stop, but still won't hold a charge.
I've contemplated trying the DC charger but knowing something is wrong with the batteries (presumably, not the radios, since alkaline batteries show full power and don't vibrate) I'd rather just return the batteries/chargers for a refund. There is the possibility that the problem is with the desktop charger itself even though the charge lights are on when the radios are installed.
Are you aware of any reason why this would happen and more importantly is there a simple fix the consumer can employ, or do I need to return the charger/battery sets for credit? I hate to use alkaline/disposable batteries for environmental reasons and cost.
Hello batterbum, from the info you listed you have the right battiers & charger, with alkaline the radios work leads to wrong or a bad batch of Ni-MH battiers. Vibrations from a battery pack states too much current being drawn for battery capacity. Note: depleting a battery and recharging with a charger will place the battery in a false full charge state. Recharging a depleted battery with a DC power supply with current limit can reboot the battery to a 90% cycle. I suggest returning battiers for correct replacements, if they are correct 'by the book' ask for the highest in mAhr specs. Please inform me of your outcome. Good Luck
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
You might contact Midland Radio Corp to see if they have a fix for your problem. If I had to give an educated guess I would say the batteries need jump started (which sometimes happens when they are new and too low of charge; or there is a problem where they contact the charger and they are not receiving a full charge; or they are defective. I am sure the factory would be happy to assist you in solving the issue.
Here is there info: http://www.midlandradio.com/contact_us.asp
MIDLAND RADIO CORPORATION
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
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