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Can only use the da1000 direct from mains

Recharge batteries do not work batteries tested on other appliances ok.
this produce cost about a £110 so should get results.
going away abroad with out a radio is not very nice .
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Do you mean you cannot use rechargeable batteries in this device ?

If you look at those supplied with the radio, you will see that the insulating sleeve on the battery itself does not fully enclose the battery at the negative end. Inside the radio's battery compartment you can see a metallic strip next to one of the spring terminals. This is no coincidence - if you wish to use your own rechargeable NiMh batteries you should be able just to take a sharp knife to the sleeve on your preferred battery and trim it back slightly. When the metal strip in the radio can touch your battery, it should work just fine (based on my experience).

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Garry Heather.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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