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friedthat

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hey,
Just wondering how long does the average new 1500mAh battery pack last in the uniden BCD296D scanner. and also if any one has done this, a 2600mAh battery pack in the 296d, and how long should it last for.
ALSO if i am too impatient to charge the 2600 mAh battery pack in the 296D scanner . where could i buy a external charger that will accomodate the 4.8V 2600mAh Nickle Metal Hydride, (maybe somewhere local like in Ontario)
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If you charge the larger battery in the radio, which most posters advise against for a variety of good reasons, remember that a battery that is 2x the size of the original will require 2x the time to charge.
 

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okay but you havent answered my question. that is, how long does a 1500 mAh battery last fully charged in a 296d?
also in reponse to your post, why do people advise against larger capacity batteries?
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friedthat said:
okay but you havent answered my question. that is, how long does a 1500 mAh battery last fully charged in a 296d?
also in reponse to your post, why do people advise against larger capacity batteries?
thanks
I have a UBC-3000 (the unlocked 250) and it lasts about 5-8 hours for me with no backlight depending on what I am listening to (The Tulsa Metro TRS has alot of traffic on it)
 

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friedthat said:
okay but you havent answered my question. that is, how long does a 1500 mAh battery last fully charged in a 296d?
also in reponse to your post, why do people advise against larger capacity batteries?
thanks
If I had a 296 I'd answer specifically. The advice is universal and something most folks don't remember, then they are disappointed when their new high-capacity battery doesn't seem to last any longer than the old battery after charging the same amount of time.
 
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