Same here - I keep mine plugged in while listening at work, and the scanner has never asked me for the date/time since I first powered it on back in February (wow, has it been that long already?)Yes just make sure it is plugged in and turned on to charge the internal clock battery. You can just turn it all the way down at night. Then every once in a while make sure you do the same to keep it charged. I never noticed the issue because I listen to mine plugged in about 50% of the time using an old cell phone charging cord plugged into the wall.
Same here. I listen to mine all day at work while it's plugged in too. Mine has been on and plugged in at least 8 hours a day since I received it back in February. I've never had clock issues.Same here - I keep mine plugged in while listening at work, and the scanner has never asked me for the date/time since I first powered it on back in February (wow, has it been that long already?)
+1! Absolutely essential for these caliber scanners.Buy some good quality rechargeable batteries and a good quality charger like the MaHa wizard one.
Buy one of these DC Adapter USB (5V 1A) and use a USB cable. That way you are only powering the radio while in the car. That's what I do on trips, works great. Once you get to the destination you still have a fully charged radio. Then for a recharge where ever you are staying you can use one of these. AC Adapter USB (5V 1A) If you don't want to charge the batteries in the radio just bring your charger along for the ride.Boy, I kinda wish I would bought another 396xt rather then my new 436 because of not being to able to charge while going on a long vacation. How long will the scanner stay on with charged batteries? What a mistake. Wish I would have searched this forum before purchasing the 436.
Same thing I use for scanners. Eneloop = very good batteries. And after about every 10 charges I'll run them through a conditioning or "break-in" conditioning charge with the MaHa MH-C9000 charger. Keeps them healthy and right up to capacity.I usually get about 8 - 10 hours out of a fully charged set of batteries. I only use the black eneloop XX.