bcd396xt running on AC?

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thomast77

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I charge my batteries using an external charger. While at home I prefer running on AC so I can save the batteries for when I am away from home or carrying the scanner around the house. And I am tired of having to charge the batteries almost daily. So I am thinking I can switch the battery switch to alkaline with rechargeables installed so it won't charge the batteries when I plug in the AC adapter.

So the question is can I run the scanner with rechargeables installed and the switch set to alkaline?
 

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Yes you can use AC or rechargeable batteries regardless of the switch position. This switch turns off the charging system so it won't charge alkaline batteries which could cause a fire and damage your radio.

However if you don't keep the batteries charged it won't have power when you unplug it to carry it around or leave the house.

I use two sets of batteries and a LeCrosse charger, swapping the batteries once a day (one set charges while one set is in the radio). The charger will also completely discharge the batteries prior to charging them making them last longer, and has a refresh mode to restore worn out batteries.
 
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