AC adapter for Unidens, safe to charge?

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KC0UHS

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Are there any known problems with charging Uniden handheld scanners (NimH batteries) that anyone has had. Just wondering, as I have a new BR330T. I am using 2500 mAh batteries in the scanner. Sure would hate to have a problem. Thanks!
 

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It's fine, but it's much better to use an external charger.
 

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KC0UHS said:
Are there any known problems with charging Uniden handheld scanners (NimH batteries) that anyone has had. Just wondering, as I have a new BR330T. I am using 2500 mAh batteries in the scanner.
I haven't had too many problems with the internal charger in my 396. The adaptor, though, is another story. It hasn't been taking a consistent charge for the past week or two, and I need to get it replaced soon. Other than that, I've been okay with it...
 

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after reading several threads on this subject i decided to get a external charger for my 396 no since in takin chances with a 500 dollar investment when a good external charger costs between 20 - 30 dollars and the chances of losin a good scanner to something as simple as a bad battery
 

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I'd say if you can afford a $230-$550 scanner, then you can afford an external battery charger to keep a set of batteries charged up and ready to go, but that's just what I would do. ;)
 

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So how is everyone dealing with external chargers when you usually have to charge in pairs but only need 3 in the scanner.
 

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kokomo1 said:
So how is everyone dealing with external chargers when you usually have to charge in pairs but only need 3 in the scanner.
I use this:

MAHA MH-C801D BATTERY CHARGER
DELUXE 8 Cell Professional Battery Charger w/ Full LCD Display -- Special Price $69.97
http://www.thomasdistributing.com/maha-mh-c801d-battery-charger.htm

along with one of these:

MH-C401FS 100 Minute Cool Maha Battery Charger
AA and AAA NiMH ( Nickel Metal Hydride ) / NiCAD Fast/Slow Battery I-Charger.
http://www.thomasdistributing.com/mhc401fs.htm

That allows me to keep 12 batteries ready to go. When I travel, I have 3 in the radio and 9 more in the plastic battery holders from the same web site. Both chargers will charge each battery individually.
 
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