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Pro 106 Question - External Power

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revschuette

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Just was wondering can you operate a pro 106 with external power coming simply from a wall outlet? Also, how many hours average are you guys getting off the batteries? -Please specify type of battery you use. Thanks in advance!!

I am considering getting one - thus the inquiries
 

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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8530/5.0.0.973 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

I have a PSR-500, which is basically the same as the Pro-106, and I get up to eight hours of use from a fully charged set of 2700 mAH NiMH batteries. (With mixed scanning of conventional, analog trunked, and digital trunked.)

Yes, you can power the radio from the wall, with the correct "wall-wart" power supply. GRE includes one in the box, but RS does not. The wall-wart that travels with me is a RS model. (If you are going to have rechargeable batteries in the radio, while it is connected to external power, be sure to change the battery settings, as appropriate, or use the alkaline battery holder.)
 

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Need you to be more clear on what you mean by power coming straight out of a wall socket. If you mean from a proper AC adapter (9 volts, 800ma) with proper plug, yes, you can leave the batteries out altogether (actually the safest option). Many folks on here have had great luck with Enerloops with an external smart charger.

Remember, it is not a good idea to charge rechargeable batteries in any of these scanners.
 
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