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R30 Battery Only 3 Months Old

CQ

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#1
Anyone have this issue? The radio is only 3 months old. Maybe the battery's country of origin an issue?

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Wow, hope mine doesn’t go bad that fast. Did you contact Icom? I purchased the AA battery case just in case of issues with the one that comes with it.
 

N3CI

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Is there a way to check battery status and use cycles on the R30? Could not find it in the manual.
 

Hit_Factor

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Do not leave your radio sitting in the charger for long periods after the charge is full.
Is that a historical suggestion or do you know the charger will cook the battery?

A good li ion charger turns off when charge completes, doesn't trickle.

73, K8HIT
Icom: IC-7300 IC-PW1 ID-5100A ID-51A Plus 2 IC-R30 Hytera PD782G Uniden SDS100 DVMega SDRplay RSPduo
 
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Hit_Factor

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My battery shows 27 cycles and healthy.

It sits in the charger far longer than it is out.

73, K8HIT
Icom: IC-7300 IC-PW1 ID-5100A ID-51A Plus 2 IC-R30 Hytera PD782G Uniden SDS100 DVMega SDRplay RSPduo
 
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#12
Quality chargers do indeed shut off, but for the best long-term usage, the problem is li-ion batteries don't like to be at full charge (even out of the charger) for long periods of time. Secondary reactions occur slowly at full charge levels.

So if you aren't going to actually use the radio, don't store it in a fully charged condition - or let it sit charged up for say more than 2 weeks. Use it a little bit to get it away from a full charge. If the radio has a drain of it's own (polling the keyboard for activity when off), then that might satisfactorily cure the problem - until a full discharge occurs because of that. :)

When li-ion batteries are shipped, they are never fully charged for two reasons - the main reason is that you don't want them sitting around in retail / storage fully charged for the secondary reaction issue. The other may be for hazmat shipping concerns.

Basically just stay out of the extremes of full charge or full discharge for long periods of time.
 
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