I am 99% sure it's a circuitry issue so a million firmware updates won't change hardware. I could be wrong, and maybe it can, but I believe I remember this from previous discussions. Seems I also remember some discussions on this back right before or after the scanners were released and it was posted by some that the reason is to protect the scanner. So you argue that you paid big bucks for it and it should charge while on but their argument was you paid big bucks for a scanner, they appreciate Uniden protecting it.
Of course there are those who argue that batteries should NEVER be charged in a scanner and only in external chargers, to prevent damage to the scanner should something fail. Stories online of scanners burning up and being found in melted messes because the batteries/charging failed and ruined the scanner. I charge mine in external chargers now for this reason. But yes, there is an argument that exists that says "well Uniden designed them to charge the batteries so why can't we???" and that's a valid point. I just err on the side of caution to make sure the charging doesn't mess up the expensive scanners I own.
This has been answered in this thread. It isn't a problem for Uniden, they were complying with CA regs. Debating those regs here is pointless, they are what they are.Being in IT I see all kinds of technologies. Millions of people use a smartphone everyday and also plug it in while charging.. It seems like a huge fail to me that these things cost just as much a gps unit isn't built in and neither is the wifi dongle?
Being able to charge and talk on phones has been out forever why is this an issue for uniden?
This has been answered in this thread. It isn't a problem for Uniden, they were complying with CA regs. Debating those regs here is pointless, they are what they are.
Yeah. And I didn't mean for that to sound as "short" as it may have, I was mobile at the time and typed it hurriedly. I mainly just wanted to point out it wasn't that Uniden didn't want to have the capability but rather that they couldn't, due to the regs. Good ol' CA. (No disrespect to anyone from CA, just saying...)Gotcha my bad I should have read the entire thread. It's not that I hate the radios I have both the 436 and 536. My biggest complaint I think the clock issue bothers me the most but I'll deal.