Originally Posted by Ecollector
hi, i have a pro-64 400 channel scanner. in the battery compartment it says it is capable of charging a nicd type battery with a model no. as 23-288b.
My question is whether or no i can just pop in some regular nicd AA batteries into the battery case supplied with the scanner and use the wall adapter to charge them. i already charging them for 8 hours+, still no enought power to turn on by itself. Maybe it need more time like those cordless phone? i can't find any info regarding to the battery pack i am looking for.
i got it for 30 buck from local ham swapmeet. good deal for this 10 years+ old scanner?
thanks for all your reply.
The way I read the support information pages on that model, I think the charger is intended only for the 23-288B battery pack. It doesn't appear the charger circuit charges AA batteries in the AA battery shell.
Here are the links to the PRO-64:
What you might want to do is buy an inexpensive NiMH AA charger and a couple of sets of batteries. You could cycle the batteries that way.
As to whether $30 was worth it, that's up to you. It is a low price, but the scanner is old. I looked on ebay, and there is one asking for $20 minimum bid that no one has bid on. But if you like it, then it was obviously worth the $30 you paid!