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battery care

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    Mixing NiCd and NiMH batteries in scanner

    Is it OK to mix NiCd and NiMH AA batteries in my scanner? I do not charge them in the scanner I have a battery charge and know you have to charge them separately. I have three NiCd and one NiMH battery and wondered if it would be OK to use them in my scanner together.
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    BC396XT battery question

    I just got the BC396XT scanner and for the first 20 minutes or so I had installed alkaline batterys in the unit but didn't know about having the charge switch set to the correct setting. I did put the rechargeable batteries in and all seems fine. Does that mistake cause any problems with the...
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    Tk 2160 Li-Ion Battery Care/Life

    My department just purchased some TK 2160's with the 7.4 VDC, 1950mAh, 14.43Wh batteries. I haven't used these before and am wondering the best way to extend their life? Do battery conditioner units help extend the life of Li-Ion batteries as much as with non-Li-Ions? Does Kenwood make a...