Question about Two-Way Radios
Just bought a pair of Midland GXT-850 2-way radios. When I put the some AA batteries in and turned them on, one of them became very hot on the bottom. The 2 posts on the bottom of the radio that charge the battery when in the charger became too hot to touch. I swapped batteries in the radios and turned them back on. Same problem with the same radio.
Any Ideas on what is wrong? Can it be fixed? Or return them?
It is very possible that the terminal of the positive end of the bottom battery is shorting to the battery's body hence the heating up. If this is the case, then when you charge the radio, excessive current is flowing since the battery set has one shorted. Again this would cause heat buildup specially on the bottom battery and the charging terminals.
A possible solution is to check the bottom battery's positive terminal and ensure that it only contacts with the positive terminal of the battery and does not touch the battery body (which is negative).
Alternately (and perhaps more to your advantage), seek replacement of the defective unit considering it is new and therefore should be under warranty.
Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
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