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Battery charging I noticed that when you put the walkie talkies on charge there is no indicator that advises you that it is being charged or even an indicator to show you the sataus of the battery- unless i am wrong please can you advise how to identify charging /and or staus indicator. as i have found the batteries to die out within .5hrs of use

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  • easycobra May 22, 2008

    help

  • easycobra May 23, 2008

    this is a very new unit 1 week old

  • Dean Pitts
    Dean Pitts May 11, 2010

    Depending on which radios you have, there are different indicators, even between different models from the same company. Please include the Make and Model of you radios so we can try to locate this information.



    Dean Pitts

    Rollin CBs

    Mt. Vernon, TX

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First the lifespan of the battery is 300 times of charging,after 300 times it will eventually wornout,another tip is check also the battery terminal of your radio,sometimes corrosion can cause the bad contact,pls do check the terminal....

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