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WTA-3 charger Anyone know where I can get the WTA-3 (or WTA-5 car charger) charger or a replacement that would work?

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I'm not a maxon guy, but I think this is what your looking for?

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Charging/Charged Indicators

I don't know what model of radio, but here is what I would try: pull the batteries and charge them on the charger by themselves if your charger allows this. The lights, well, some manufacturers just miss the boat. Especially on low end or "beginner" radios. I have one brand I can insert with NO BATTERY and the light comes on. Talk about useless. Charge times vary by size of battery and charger output, minimum is 3 hours, 12 hours much more likely but I see a lot at 5-7 hours. Hope this helps, model and brand helps always.

Dec 12, 2015 | Walkie Talkies Two-Way Radios

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What solar charger will work with the UV-5R ham two way radio?

Not directly. You'll need a regulator to get the output of the solar panel to the right voltage and current of the UV-5R. Even then without proper circuitry, you'll ruin the battery in the radio.

Apr 23, 2014 | Two-Way Radios

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DW911 charge light flashes when no there is no battery in radio

Sometimes when a battery is too low it takes a while for it to initialize in a charger and begin to charge. Clean the battery contacts with a pencil eraser and put it back on the charger. Leave it on the charger despite the blinking light. Leave it on the charger for several hours and see if the flash stops and it becomes a constant light indicating normal charging. If this does not work, you may have a short in the battery or in the charger itself. Try another known good battery in the charger and see if you have the same problem. If so the charger has an issue.
Best regards.

May 22, 2013 | Two-Way Radios

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Not charging

Here are some troubleshooting ideas:
1) Clean your battery contacts with a pencil eraser, both on the radio and the charger (gently).
2) Have your radio turned off when placed on the charger.
3) Does the light on the charger come on when you place the battery on the charger?
4) Try another battery on the same charger and see if it will charge a different battery.
5) Try the known good battery on this radio and see if the radio functions correctly with a known good battery.
6) Try a different charger with the questionable battery and see if you can get it to charge.
7) Be certain the insert in the BPR40 charger is turned the correct direction for the type of battery you have. When inserted correctly the rails should guide the radio into place, placing the external charge contacts on the radio against the charge contacts of the charger.
8) Check the date code on your battery, if more than 2 years old, replace it.

Best regards.

Oct 05, 2011 | Motorola Mag One BPR40 Two Way Radio

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The battery is flashing red when charging

You do not mention which model of Motorola radio you are charging, so this will be basic information: Typically if a charger blinks red when the battery is initially put on the charger, you either have:
1) Dirt contacts. Solution: Clean with pencil eraser, both radio and charger contacts.
2) Shorted or bad battery. Solution: Replace the battery.
3) A bad charger. Replace charger.

Some simple troubleshooting might determine your problem. Try the battery on a different charger and see if you get the same blinking light. If so, you have a battery issue. If the problem disappears when you place it on the known good charger, then you know you have a charger issue.

Best regards.

May 17, 2011 | Motorola Walkie Talkie 2-Way Radio

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How do you recharge a Motorola sp10 I need to know how to recharge it. I lost the manual.

There are three methods of charging the HNN9044 battery used in an SP10 radio:
1) Use the HTN8232 10-hour wall charger. It plugs into a jack under the flap on the side of the radio (opposite side from the PTT button).
2) Use the drop-in style charger by setting the radio in the charger (this works if your radio has silver battery contact showing on the bottom.)
3) Use the drop-in charger to charge the battery alone. (The battery will set in the charge crossways to the way a radio would set.)

Lastly, if your battery will not charge by one of the above methods it might need replaced.

Best regards.

Nov 14, 2009 | Two-Way Radios

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I work for a hotel and we have about 6 2 way

Here are some things to check:
1) Clean your battery contacts with a pencil eraser. (Both on the radio and charger)
2) Check the date code of the "new" batteries and see if they are less than 2 years old. (3-digit number usually with the first number being the year, the next two the week of the year. ex: 927 would be 2009 the 27th week)
3) The radios must be turned off when on the charger.
4) If using drop-in chargers try charging the battery alone in the charger.
5) Are all the chargers lights blinking? This can be a sign of a bad charger, shorted battery or wrong battery. You mentioned recently replacing them, are they the same chemistry as the previous batteries?

You did not mention the type of radio, so we cannot be more specific in our troubleshooting, but this should get you started. The beeping you are experiencing is most-likely the low battery beep. Your batteries are not getting charged. The above questions should help you narrow down the problem. If you need more assistance post another question and we'll try to help further.

Jul 28, 2009 | Motorola Two-Way Radios

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Motorola talkabout t5700

No, the charger is only usable to charge the rechargeable NiMH or Li-Ion battery which comes with the radio. Attempting to charge Alkaline rechargeable batteries with this charger could cause the to expode. If your charger is not charging the batteries which came with the units, it could be you do not have the charger cord end plugged in all the way, or the batteries dropped below the initial charge level by setting on a store shelf too long. Most TalkAbouts come with a cradle style charger to hold the radio, and a possible plug to plug into the charge hole. Check all connections, and clean any battery/charger contacts with a pencil eraser. To re-initialize the batteries you would need to attempt 3-5 charge cycles by charging for 8-10 hours, then letting the battery rest for 8-10 hours, repeating 3-5 times as needed. If this does not bring the battery back to life, you need to replace the batteries.

Jun 07, 2009 | Motorola Talkabout T5700 AA (22 Channels)...

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I boought two maxon radioa and need an operators manual

Hi well, I would advise you to try the internet place the model etc on this media, and also try ebay,
worth a try some one may be able to help,

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