I used to charge the batteries in my BCD396T overnight and it worked fine, but then I read a post on here that posed the question "what happens if the batteries overheat and damage the scanner" or something to that effect. That put the idea in my head about "what if"? I'm not really in the mood to have to replace a $500 (approx.) unit because it was destroyed by a few dollars worth of batteries.
So to prevent this tragedy, I went to WalMart and got an Enercell 23-787, which was in the twenty dollar range and came with 4 AA's, 4 AAA's, a 12v CLA adapter (for your vehicle) and user's guide and it even has a USB port to charge other devices like a mobile phone or MP3 player, etc. if you get a USB cable. So now, if something goes wrong, the cost of a charger is a lot less than a new scanner.
P.S. Loved Cape May....did my basic training there...nice area!
BCD396T BCT-7 BCD350C PRO-2052 ICOM R-75 BC175XL REGENCY R-1050
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