I have a pro-94 scanner,2yrs old,never had any problems til now,i'm using radio shack rechargeable batteries, and radio shack charger using 9v and the batteries are 2000ma,i'm also using external speakers anyway the other day i took my scanner to the living room and turned it on and the display saids low battery then it shut itself off i then put the charger back in and let it charge overnight next day took the charger off,again display saids low battery and shuts off. what is the problem?. I never mistreated or dropped it, it's always been in one spot in my room.
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Re: low battery display
My first guess would be to take a volt meter, and check the power pack to see if it's putting out the correct DC voltage(or any voltage). Those things are super cheap! Then check the plug in on the scanner to make sure your getting a good connection(might have a broken connection to the circuit board). If those are 2 year old rechargeable batteries, they might be getting close to laying down and dying. Hope this helps,, Mechanic
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That means you have to put new batteries in your scanner... or recharge your rechargable batteries but if you use rechargable batteries use your yellow battery cradle for rechargeable batteries and your black cradle for alakline batteries....foe pro 82...
first of all I have this radio, and i bought the power cord from radio shack and rechargeable batteries. i left the radio on charge with the yellow battery holder with the right batteries in it in the unit some how there was a power surge and now i cant use the DC power plug but it works fine on batteries so open yours up take out the batteries out and smell if it smells burnt take it to radio shack they can fix it
The battery pack for your scanner, Radio Shack item 23-288, is out of production and I could not any source that still carries it. You can, however, power the scanner using six size AA batteries. The black battery holder that came with the scanner is for standard, non-rechargeable, alkaline batteries. The yellow battery holder is for rechargeable NiCd or NiMH batteries. If you don't have the AA holders you should still be able to pick them up from Radio Shack. BillB
If you replace the batteries with rechargeable NIMH batteries, the scanner might not like them, because NIMH batteries each are 1.25 volts whereas regular alkaline batteries are 1.5 volts each. Some devices have a switch or automatic sensing to change between the two battery types. It might prove beneficial to take your unit to Radio Shack and have those guys look at it. They will be happy to help. Good luck.
Your pro 95 takes the same yellow rechargable battery pack as the pro 97. It is available at the site listing below. It is their #100-006. It cost 5.99 plus 10.95 shipping. I ordered it 4 days ago and got it two days ago. You may be able to save on shipping by calling them and requesting some sort of slower shipping.