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CCEMS703

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I have a department issued tk-2170. for some reason when the battery is left on the radio and the radio is turned off it will run down. I was thinking it was a bad battery so i got a sec one from the boss, same problem. the battery will run down if left on the radio in less then 48 hour. If i leave the charged battery off the radio and then put it on the radio when i need it, its charged so i know the battery is good and keeps its charge. no one else at the office has this problem. Does anyone know what might be wrong. maybe somthing in the programing that needs to be fixed? thanks
 

Av8tor56

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Just guessing but it could be one of two things: One, you have a component shorted to ground. Two, You have something shorting your battery posts to ground. I've seen both on Kenwoods and Motorolas.
 
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