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Ive only had my walkie talkies for 1 year. I only use them for hunting. One of them seems to not take a charge for very long time. Can I replace the rechargeable batteries with regular lithium batteries.

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  • m3odq May 11, 2010

    Whats the radio?



    What type of battery does it have at the minuite?



    Are they AA or similar? Or does it have a battery pack?



    Let us know and we'll try our best!

    M3ODQ

  • eradiostore
    eradiostore May 11, 2010

    What kind of radio do you have? Some will accept Li-Ion and some will not.

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Replace the battery with the same type that is in the radio. It will last for another year.

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