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I in installed batteries and set up my model wr601n weather radio. After plugging in AC adapter the batteries go dead and so does the radio even though it is still plugged in. Why are my batteries going dead and radio not working even though it is still plugged up? I have put in 2 new sets of batteries and it with both sets.

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  • jambau2 Apr 28, 2010

    I just bought this radio and am using the adapter that came with it.



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Hi, This might happen if you use the charger which did not came along with your device. Please check your adaptor for proper rating if it is the one which is not supplied along with your device and provide your comments back and I will be glad to assist you. Thanks

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

  • Hi Jambau2,

    Thanks for providing the info.
    Please try the below mentioned troubleshooting steps:

    1. Remove the battery and just connect your device to AC adaptor and check whether your device is powering up properly. If it is working then it implies that there is no problem with your AC adaptor.

    2. Your device can operate either with adaptor power source or with AA batteries or Both.

    3. So if when tested with only the adaptor, your device should work properly without batteries. If not, may be your adaptor got some problem. Check your adaptor for proper rated output using a multimeter. If found defective then replace it by claiming warranty as your device is new.

    4. you have said that the device is working properly with the batteries which implies that the probability of defect present in your device is much lower.

    5. A defective adaptor can produce improper polarity for the voltage produced in it and if the same is connected to your device when battery is also installed in the radio, then it may discharge the batteries soon due to polarity conflict and so only your battery drains fastly.

    6. So the probability of having defect with your device adaptor is much higher when considering all the factors. So Please contact the vendor from whom you purchased the product to replace it under warranty.

    I hope the informations provided is useful in solving your problem.
    Thanks :)



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