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Old 07-16-2012, 11:41 AM
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Default Running BC-250d off of power supply indefinitely - Good idea?

I have a Uniden BC-250d handheld scanner. I was thinking of using this to run my live audio feed but I'm unsure if it is a good idea to run it from a power supply. I would have to have it connected to the power supply all of the time so the feed doesn't go down.

Can anyone tell me if this is a good idea or not? I would assume I would remove the battery pack from the scanner when I have it connected to the power supply so I don't overcharge the pack and blow it up. I just don't know if the scanner will run off of the power supply indefinitely without doing internal damage.
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That's the only way I use mine now for years and have had no problem. Don't use it mobile anymore and got tired of buying battery packs.
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Old 07-16-2012, 4:12 PM
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Run one of my feeds the exact same way (since 1/09) - BC245XLT with the batteries removed, on external power 24/7/365.
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Old 07-16-2012, 9:15 PM
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I ran a 296 with a Pro-Scan feed for about six months with battery removed, no problems.

Sold it to a guy and he has ran it for three years like that, pretty much 24/7.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:26 PM
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I had a 250D that ran for several years feeding a text-(POCSAG)-pager-to-email system 24/7 - the only casualty is that the display contrast is just about gone. Not sure if that's a software setting that got messed up, or if it actually "burned out".
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