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Old 06-19-2017, 8:39 AM
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I have an Astro saber portable, after keying up to talk and release ptt I get the low battery signal without low battery icon . I am using brand new batteries. Anyone have ideas on what the problem is and how to correct it ?
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Are they OEM, or after-market batteries? I had a Honeywell battery back in the day that would always beep low-battery. It didn't provide the proper voltage, though the capacity was just fine.
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thanks , they are aftermarket 2700 mha batteries. I will see if I can find oem batteries
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+1 on the above answer. I had this issue with a non OEM battery bought off of an online auction site. I needed a physically smaller battery for use in an XTVA adapter.

There must be a batch of batteries out there like this.
These are great radios though, so it is worth it to have battery cells replaced or rebuilt when they fail.
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thanks , they are aftermarket 2700 mha batteries. I will see if I can find oem batteries
I had a similar problem years ago with W&W batteries. I have used many aftermarket batteries, & they all worked well, but the W&W were absolute junk. What brand are they?
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+1 on the above answer. I had this issue with a non OEM battery bought off of an online auction site. I needed a physically smaller battery for use in an XTVA adapter.

There must be a batch of batteries out there like this.
These are great radios though, so it is worth it to have battery cells replaced or rebuilt when they fail.
Except for one radio (which is in an AVA) all of my Astro Sabers run the Li-on batteries from Power Products.
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Except for one radio (which is in an AVA) all of my Astro Sabers run the Li-on batteries from Power Products.
I had a Power Products short Lion, and I had nothing but problems with those batteries. The Honeywell's seem to work pretty good.
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I have always had good success buying Li-ion from Cutrate batteries, and in particular use These.
(use the dropdown to select the 1950mA Li-Ion)

$76 shipped and makes my AS as manageable/pocketable as any of my XTS radios.
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I had a Power Products short Lion, and I had nothing but problems with those batteries. The Honeywell's seem to work pretty good.
I've got 7 of them...not one issue.
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I have always had good success buying Li-ion from Cutrate batteries, and in particular use These.
(use the dropdown to select the 1950mA Li-Ion)

$76 shipped and makes my AS as manageable/pocketable as any of my XTS radios.
What chargers work with those batteries?

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Has anyone used those cheap 5000 mAh Li-ions from ebay? Any good? Dimensions?

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What chargers work with those batteries?

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What chargers work with those batteries?

I haven't had any problems using them in my IMPRES WLPN4114's
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Use the Multiplier brand. Very good batteries.
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I haven't had any problems using them in my IMPRES WLPN4114's
any particular SW version I should look for? Does this require an insert for any of the batteries?
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A charger's FW really only counts in Impres chargers. 3.4, or greater. 3.11 is the most recent.
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