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Charging base not charging all the way.

picscan

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So I got a charging base, I was tired of using the cord to plug and unplug because the connection inside the G5 is very weak and the first one broke. Well now it charges but only 3/4 and the battery won't get me through an 8 hour day when before I could get 18-20 hours out of a charge.

I am also using a new battery and if I just use the charging cable it charges all the way and it will last way longer. Any ideas? I have cleaned the contacts but that didn't help.
 

nosoup4u

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Try putting the knob on a unused position and see if that makes a difference. It appears that after firmware 1.3 that the pager never actually turns off.
 

picscan

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Interesting. Does the green LED turn on when it's been on the charging base for a while?
Yes, green light is on.

"Try putting the knob on a unused position and see if that makes a difference. It appears that after firmware 1.3 that the pager never actually turns off."

Just did that, I noticed it stops charging or at least the battery icon pauses when a call comes through sometimes, not always.
 

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So I have had it on the charger since 3:00 just after my first post, says it's charging and it's only to half now, just shy of 6 hours, it has actually gone down being on the charger. Took it off the charger and now it's flashing out of range. Pulled battery, back in range but battery icon still reads half.
 
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picscan

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I dunno, I guess all it needed was a battery pull, working again, battery has a full charge after another 1.5 hours..(y)
 

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I've had issues with my G5 not always charging properly. Usually cleaning the contacts on the base of the pager and inside the charging cradle get it working properly again.
 

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It shouldn't be necessary to turn it off to fully charge the battery. Mine is never turned off.
Isn't it generally a bad idea to leave it "on" while charging? I thought that applied to pretty much any radio/pager. Are guys leaving the pager on while in the charger and not killing batteries?
 

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Isn't it generally a bad idea to leave it "on" while charging? I thought that applied to pretty much any radio/pager. Are guys leaving the pager on while in the charger and not killing batteries?
That's not really an issue with Li-ion batteries, but it can kill Ni-Cd and NiMH cells.
 
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