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- Mar 22, 2008
Sometimes-(Even after a full charge)-my 396T will indicate that it has a low battery, What would be the cause of this?
FYI, the 396 is designed to run on 2300mAh batteries.... I use Duracell 2650mAh rechargeables in mine and alternate charging in the radio AND using a Duracell Power Gauge charger.... my 396 and her companions run for ten to twelve hours nightly on battery, the 396 is the only one to require fresh set of batteries.... by the way, with the 2300mAh OEM batteries (one died recently) I was only getting about six hours use while the Duracell 2650mAh last almost ten hours...Portable14 said:The batteries are over 2600Mah capacity and they are less than three months old. And another thing, After the low battery indicator comes on, It usually goes away even if I don't plug the scanner into its charger.
Portable14 said:I switched back to the batteries that came with it, And so far have not had any problems...
Portable14 said:Well,I switched back to the regular batteries and I listened to my scanner and half-way through the work day (I'm fortunate enough to be allowed ti listen to it at work) it indicated a low battery (AGAIN!!!), But this time, It didn't die, It kept on going (Like the energizer bunny), and lasted another 4 hours until I got it home to put it on charge.....I've been reading some of the posts here in the uniden forum, and I think the first thing I'm going to do is clean the battery contacts, Then if that doesn't work, I shall get some new batteries......Can anyone tell me what I can use to clean the battery contacts?
troymail said:Maybe it doesn't matter but what firmware are you using? Also - what is your "Battery Save" setting and do you use the backlight much?