Monday, May 6, 2013

How to charge your new Two-Way Radio NiCD, NiMH or LiOn Battery

It is very important to prepare your new two-way radio batteries for service. This is the most misunderstood procedure for placing new batteries into service. The most common mistake is the mis-use of your rapid charger on a new battery. The charger will tell you the battery is charged after only 60 to 90 minutes. However you must ignore the ready light on the first initial charge. Any new NiCad, NiMh or Li Ion battery needs to be charged at least 14 to 16 hours. If you do not do this, your new battery may have an immediate short memory effect from that first short charge.