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Baofeng 888s battery issues?

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Anderegg

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Took delivery of 8 brand new Baofeng 88s radios. Programmed them up, put them into limited service a week ago. Now, 2 of the radios will not charge on the OEM charger. Is this a common problem with these batteries, cannot find anything online. Radios are used for RX only, maybe 30 minutes a day for a week. Was looking to add to a larger fleet, but that attrition rate is rather high!

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At $11 each I wasn't surprised when a couple of our set of demo radios didn't work properly. We ordered extras just for this reason.
 

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I know these little radios (have some Wouxons) have high self discharge, but wasn't expecting a full out DOA in a week. Can anyone recommend a brand of aftermarket that we might be able to depend on a little more than OEM?

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First you need to determine if the problem is in the radio, battery or charger.
I don't know bout the BF-888S but have seen a lot of complaints chargers for other radio models failing.
 

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Took delivery of 8 brand new Baofeng 88s radios. Programmed them up, put them into limited service a week ago. Now, 2 of the radios will not charge on the OEM charger. Is this a common problem with these batteries, cannot find anything online. Radios are used for RX only, maybe 30 minutes a day for a week. Was looking to add to a larger fleet, but that attrition rate is rather high!

Paul
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Took delivery of 8 brand new Baofeng 88s radios. Programmed them up, put them into limited service a week ago. Now, 2 of the radios will not charge on the OEM charger. Is this a common problem with these batteries, cannot find anything online. Radios are used for RX only, maybe 30 minutes a day for a week. Was looking to add to a larger fleet, but that attrition rate is rather high!

Paul
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