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My cobra two ways were in storage for three years, they charged and worked fine before. when i unpacked them and put them on the chargre the charge lights came on like theyre charging. later i noticed

The model no. on the two way is l16050

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The charge light comes on and stays on full time, no matter the charge level of the batteries. Just put in new ones, batteries that is and start over. Be careful of the exposed metal strip on the bottom of the battery. The radio has a seperate charging circuit that must be made for the charger to work. Buy normal AA nimh and wrap a bit of tin foil over the one battery that makes the charging circuit and you should be fine. These batteries do not like long periods of non charging, so just scrap them and start again.

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SOURCE: what channel do I put the radios on to charge it

Turn the radios off when you are charging them. The charger may not have the current flow to effectively charge the radios when they are on. If you need to monitor a channel, try charging them one at a time.
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Longshorts.

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SOURCE: my charger will not charge

1) Clean the battery contacts on the radio, battery and charger with a pencil eraser.
2) Test the charger by turning the radio on while attached to the charger (do NOT transmit, as this may cause damage to the unit). If the light on the charger comes on while the radio is turned on, you have a good charger, and a bad battery.
3) If the above test detects a bad battery, replace the battery.
4) Not sure if the battery is bad? Trade the battery out of a known good unit into this one to see if it solves the problem.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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SOURCE: I have the cobra CXT275

Just went to their site and this is what it said:

This may simply be a matter of misinterpreting the low-battery indicator. We use two different types of battery indicators:

  1. Battery Level Indicator: This battery indicator is always visible, and has several segments. When all the segments are lit, the batteries are full. When only the last segment is lit, the batteries are almost exhausted.
  2. Low Battery Indicator: This type is usually NOT visible. It only appears when the batteries are low, at which time it flashes on the display to warn you of a low battery condition.
Please note that when you turn on your radio it first performs a display test. Everything on the display will light up for a few seconds, including the Low Battery Indicator. This does not mean that the batteries are low. After a few seconds the display test will end, at which time the Low Battery Indicator should go away.

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