I`ve been wondering about this too, if i read this right, if i want to just power the scanner off the AC, i just plug it in and when it asks if i want to go into USB mode (which my `436HP does when i plug it in) i press the . NO key and it`ll scan? Also a kinda curious question that`s related to this, just what is the "serial mode" supposed to be used for anyway? Is that for powering the scanner from the AC outlet or mabey hooking it up to a PC via a serial port or something? Thanx! N9NRANot sure if you picked up on what the others were saying or not. When you have the scanner turned off and you plug in the power it shows on the screen:
Yes="E" / No="."
So it is asking you if you want to charge the batteries. If the scanner is on it will never charge the batteries as it only charges them when the scanner is turned off if you select yes, if you say no it won't. If you plug in the power when the scanner is on it will not charge the batteries it will just power the scanner. It will ask if you want to Select USB mode and you can press no if you just want to scan.When you turn off the scanner with the power plugged in it will then ask if you want to charge the batteries yes or no you can just say no and it won't charge.
http://forums.radioreference.com/un...285096-scanner-screen-software-436-536-a.htmlOkay groovy . Hmmm, mabey Uniden will give us a way to remote the `436HP, that would be kinda cool, oh well...we can dream . Thanx! N9NRA