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BC297D discharges too quickly

Q1 My BC296D will only run for 10 minutes after being charged iu.e. befor the low battery sign comes on and the 15 sec beeps start. I have changed the battery but this has made no difference. It runs fine on the plugpack. Q2 Is there any way to monitor the battery charge?

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Re: BC297D discharges too quickly

If you have a volt meter you can check the battery voltage, and also the voltage of the charger. If the batteries are nicads expect 1.2 volts per cell if they are the AA or AAA size, 1.5 volts for the nickel metal hydride cells. the voltage of the charger should be equal to the total voltage of the batteries it is chargeing.

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