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Cobra PR3850WX will not recharge batteries

I have a pair of Cobra PR3850WX handhelds that will not recharge batteries when placed in charger, nor will the led on charger light up. Checked charger with volt meter and it showed 12v, also placed a discharged 9v battery across charger contacts, the led light came on and battery showed a gain in charge from 2v to 7v in about 2 min. Can you help?

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Dave

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  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    After being on the charger, they only show about 1/4 recharged. Is this normal



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  • esaretteb Jul 19, 2008

    have two new radios set's and neither one charge on their charger.... tryed sanding one likke the suggestion...nothing has worked help!

  • Bud156 Nov 11, 2008

    Same problem.Cleaned contacts,new batts, new charger.Has to be something wrong with the units them selfs.

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There is a contact in the upper left hand corner of the batt compartment.This has to touch the metal of the last batt.If your batts have paper around them scrape it off where it contacts that contact point.

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I have had this issue before. The contacts on your radio may not making sufficient contact. I would clean them thoroughly, maybe rub them with something abrasive (fine sand paper) Is there any measurable charge in the battery's?

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