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Old 02-16-2017, 6:37 PM
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How do we know if the bcd 436 hp is powering the scanner is there a icon that shows when it's powering the scanner where's it at or how do I turn it on
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Old 02-16-2017, 7:22 PM
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When you connect external power to the USB port, a menu is displayed. That's your indicator.
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Are they planing on fixing this and having a real icon or something that let's us know if it's working on not if anybody knows thanks
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Fixing what?
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Old 02-17-2017, 9:33 AM
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He wants an on-screen icon to be displayed when the unit is running on external power.
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When you plug in the USB to mini on the scanner it is on external power
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So when you plug it in do you choose to go to power or Sentinel?
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Old 02-17-2017, 7:32 PM
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When you plug in a live USB cable, the scanner is always on external power. The menu that pops up when you insert the cable allows you to choose between serial (normal scanning) and mass storage (programming) modes.
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Ok I was wondering....I have the 536 but looking to add the 436hp.
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i use my verizon usb/wall adapter to power my scanner rather than the usb computer. same #s as the one sold on scannermaster and i luckily had an extra. but, the cord they sent is so damn short. u can use an extension cord of course. be nice if they included a longer cable. i rarely use the wall unit anyway as i have plenty of rechargeable batteries. if i go to a hotel and want to use it as a base in the room, then i may use the wall charger.
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just had an idea, would it not be cool if uniden made a docking station for the 436. put it in and it not only powers the radio BUT ALSO has a larger screen and speaker. turn this into the best portable and base scanner of all time. hhhhhhhmmmm, should work on this idea and send the work to China so i can afford to make it for a profit. lol
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