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ht1000uhf

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Is it safe to turn the radio on while it is charging?

Or will that damage the radio?

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Turning it on for receiving while in the charger is fine, it'll just take longer for the battery to fully charge. Just don't TRANSMIT with it in the charger.
 

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Turning it on for receiving while in the charger is fine, it'll just take longer for the battery to fully charge. Just don't TRANSMIT with it in the charger.
Fine to turn on in the charger,

I'll ask, why not transmit in charger?:roll:
 

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Because unless you're using an MVA (Convertacom), the standard charger is not designed to handle the load draw it will encounter when the radio transmits and puts a draw on the battery. It's just not a good idea, and there's really no reason at all to be transmitting with it in there. Anytime I see someone grab the speaker mic and key up without pulling the radio out first, I cringe. If the battery isn't in great shape, or it were to fail, there's a real chance of the current output from the charger spiking way high and surging right through the battery and into the radio itself. 9 out of 10 times you'll probably never have a problem, but why take the chance? It's just sound advice not to transmit with the radio sitting in the charger, unless it's a charger designed for that type of operation.
 

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Because unless you're using an MVA (Convertacom), the standard charger is not designed to handle the load draw it will encounter when the radio transmits and puts a draw on the battery. It's just not a good idea, and there's really no reason at all to be transmitting with it in there. Anytime I see someone grab the speaker mic and key up without pulling the radio out first, I cringe. If the battery isn't in great shape, or it were to fail, there's a real chance of the current output from the charger spiking way high and surging right through the battery and into the radio itself. 9 out of 10 times you'll probably never have a problem, but why take the chance? It's just sound advice not to transmit with the radio sitting in the charger, unless it's a charger designed for that type of operation.
Sitting at the sergeants desk one day one officer used the desk radio while it was in the charger, keyed it up and the PC speakers were going crazy "usually because its receiving interference as all the FCC says"

heard through another officers mic, you can hear a buzzing noise like your hearing two tesla coils arcing.

To add i forgot, they finally decided to replace the desk's portable radio with a mobile desk unit instead.
 
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If you're using the C10 (fixed output, 12-hour "slow" charger), leaving the radio on while in the charger is OK for receiving, but will both (a) slow down the charge and (b) finish the charge a slight bit prematurely. Not a real problem if the battery is run through a conditioner periodically.

If you're using a C1 ("rapid" one-hour charger, such as NLN1171A), leaving the radio on while in the charger will confuse the charge logic and overcharge the battery. This will grossly shorten battery life, and is not recoverable via the conditioner.

In any event, do not transmit while in the charger.
 
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