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Impres charger behavior

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Jay911

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Hi all,

Is it 'normal' for an Impres charger to go through the charging cycle repeatedly despite the battery not being removed from the charger or depleted (by having it on a powered-on radio) or etc.? I've always noticed this behavior on my XTS3000's charger - drop in the battery (or battery+radio), it will charge with a solid red LED, top-off with a flashing green LED, and be complete with a solid green LED. If I don't take that battery/radio out of the charger, I can come back some time later to find it either solid red or flashing green once more, as if it is repeating the charge cycle. Is this just Motorola's way of keeping the battery healthy, or is this charger not working properly? It would strike me that repeated charging/discharging of a battery would shorten its life, not lengthen it. Furthermore, if the battery is showing solid red (charging), despite having shown solid green (fully charged) previously, am I going to have a battery with a partial charge if it's red when I go to use it?
 

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No - that is not right. Are you saying the radio is powered on while charging?

If so have you tried a charging cycle with the radio powered off?

Which impress charger are you using and what version is the firmware?

Oh - and I must assume you are using an impress battery - which one?
 
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