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Charging batteries Bought 7 sets of these walkies. Installed the batteries and put on charger. The batteries charged the recommended time but only register a quarter charge when you turn them on and only last about 4 hrs with minimal use. We bought more re-chargable batteries thinking we got bad ones with the units and charged them on a regular battery charger . When we installed them we have the same problem.

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The cobras are meant to work with alkaline cells. You bought nicads which are a lower voltage per cell (1.2 to 1.38). Alkalines are about 1.55-1.58

That is why your rechargeables only show a quarter charge, because their terminal voltage is lower and the radio thinks they are not fully-charged.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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    ayers_ey Feb 27, 2012

    We are also having this problem, so why are the original batteries only showing this- they are less than a year old??

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