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Baofeng Charged Battery Shelf Life

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MDof2

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Has anyone any idea on the shelf life of a charged battery pack for the Baofeng's? Batteries are chap, so I'll have a couple extras on hand, but was curious if anyone had any idea on their shelf life.

How long from the time I charge it and throw it in the bag should I allow it to sit in the bag until I freshen up the charge / recharge?

6 months?
 

joeuser

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I think standard li-ion rules apply here. I have the uv5r so I got the extended battery packs, I just leave them charging at all times. Every other month I'll drain a battery down a bit & charge it back up. Once maybe twice a year I wind up totally draining them. Having said that. The original batteries seem safe for 3 months or so. I think it depends on temp & environmental stuff etc.
 

sibbley

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I have a UV-82. The radio is turned off most of the time and holds a charge very well. I have the radio for a little over a year and have only charged it about 3 times.
 
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