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FRS-14ND 2 way radio

I have a pair of FRS-14ND 2 way radios.It says in the manual to use alkaline batteries. I noticed a plug in for earphones and just above that there is a plug in for a charger. DC 7.5 volts. Can i use a rated power pack on this radio and if so do the batteries have to be rechargable? And if i use a power pack / charger, can i run the radio while it is power pack is plugged in? I have tried to reach Columbia Telecommunications, but no luck. Thank You, Gary.

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Re: FRS-14ND 2 way radio

Hello you can recharge the batteries only if the bateries you are using are rechargables, this could be Bat recharg. 2AA or 3AA or a pack.

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for 3 hours. standby time up to 3 days. It is absolutely an ideal choice that you won't be sorry
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