Originally Posted by wyShack
The battery in my pro 2004 seemed to last 5+ years at least-not sure about the 2006. The 2004 still gets use on broadcast FM, airband and other conventional stuff.
Ok, thanks for that, but was your radio plugged into AC power the whole time, or most of the time? I'm not certain, but I suspect there isn't much current draw on the 9v battery until the radio is unplugged from AC power. Then the 9v steps in to maintain the memory until AC power is restored. That's why they say to always be sure your unit is plugged in before replacing the 9v, as the memory will be maintained by mains power. I want to store my Pro-2006 in a closet for a long period of time with no AC power.
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