Battery Protection Tips

How to make your radio work for a longer time ?

As using a same radio , some people could make it work for only three years,while some others could use it for about six years. It is not just because of the frequency of usage , but also the battery protection .So here sharing the 11 tips about battery protection .

Battery Protection tips

1. Do not make the battery close to the metallic conductor.Once they (such as jewelry and keys ) touch the bare battery pole piece ,there will be a battery short circuit ,and causing the battery to burn or on fire. So please be careful to your charged battery, especially when it is in a place which is with some other metal parts together .

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2. Please use the original or approved batteries .The general operating temperature range of walkie-talkie batteries is from -20℃ to 60 ℃.

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3. Please make sure the radio power is turned off when you change the batteries .And do not pull out the battery when the radio power is on.

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4. Please charge the battery power to 50% when you decide to leave it for a long time . It is good for protecting the battery usability . When the radio is turned off more than about a week , the battery should be fully charged after running out of the rest power .

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5. The battery could be charged and used for about 300-500 times in general . So we should try to avoid charging the battery when it is still have power or using when it is not fully charged. They both will shorten the battery life and finally .

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6. The battery should be charged at 5℃-40 ℃ . And if the temperature exceeds this range, the battery life will be affected. At the same time , the battery may be charged under the rated capacity. So do not expose the battery to the place where is too hot or too cold .

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7. Turn off the radio when charging .

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8. Nickel-cadmium & NI-MH battery should be charged for about 12-16 hours to reduce battery memory at the first three times .And after that ,it is enough for charging about 8-10 hours. Lithium batteries can be easily activated.It is just need to be charged and used as usual for about 3-5 times. Then it can be activated to restore normal capacity. And lithium batteries do not need to charge more than 12 hours . 4-6 hours is enough.

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9. It is not necessary to run out of the lithium battery power before charging .Or it would be damaged if operated in a wrong way. Also please try to do normal charge instead of fast-fill. Please use suited charger or the original charger . and following the instruction.Or battery will be damaged ,even be dangerous.

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10. If nickel-cadmium battery batteries aren’t consistently drained to total emptiness before they’re recharged.  They gradually develop a  memory,  taking less and less of a charge each time. So Press PTT to test if the power is ran out of .

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11. When the battery power has 5% for the transmitting signal.5% for the receiving signal .90% for standby .it will work for about 8 hours in general. It depends on the battery capacity and qualityand the frequency of use.

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4 thoughts on “How to make your radio work for a longer time ?

  1. I always was worried about those contacts on the back of the battery. Why do you not just protect it was a slider, or at least give us a neoprene pouch that fits like a glove? Or have the contacs inside so the battery only charges after removing it from the radio? Best regards, Jürgen

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