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Minitor V Issues

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oguruma

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I recently started volunteering with my local FD and was issued a Minitor V. I have had nothing but issues since being issued this pager about two weeks ago.

From the outset, the pager would take a full charge after being in the charging cradle all night. Then after being off the charger for 4-5 hours, it would be completely dead. Won't even turn on.

I told the department rep about it, and got a different (also used) battery. The same exact thing happened again. Would hold a charge for about 4-5 hours and die.

I told the rep again that the issue is recurring and I was issued a different pager.

To my frustration, the exact same thing occurred. It will be fully charged (at least as indicated by the pager's charging indicator) in the morning, then 4-5 hours later it is dead (maybe sooner, I just tend to check about 4 hours later).


Anybody have any issues like this? I am starting to feel like a dope asking over and over about this thing.
 

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Has the FD rep swapped out your charger along with the pager? Maybe you have a bad charger and it's not charging the pager properly. Have you tried charging the battery off of the pager in the battery only slot? Also do you keep your pager in "monitor" mode and is it receiving a lot of radio voice traffic? In decode mode the pager should last a couple of days (but you'll want to charge it up). In monitor mode when your receiving constant radio traffic, your battery life will be used up faster.

Just a few random thoughts for you.
 
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oguruma

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The charger is the common denominator, but I tend to suspect that isn't the problem. I have charged the batteries separately in the designated battery slot and the issue persists.


It has only been used in Minitor mode.
 

mformby

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Pager problems

Have you had the charger checked? It could be it and not the pager.

I recently started volunteering with my local FD and was issued a Minitor V. I have had nothing but issues since being issued this pager about two weeks ago.

From the outset, the pager would take a full charge after being in the charging cradle all night. Then after being off the charger for 4-5 hours, it would be completely dead. Won't even turn on.

I told the department rep about it, and got a different (also used) battery. The same exact thing happened again. Would hold a charge for about 4-5 hours and die.

I told the rep again that the issue is recurring and I was issued a different pager.

To my frustration, the exact same thing occurred. It will be fully charged (at least as indicated by the pager's charging indicator) in the morning, then 4-5 hours later it is dead (maybe sooner, I just tend to check about 4 hours later).


Anybody have any issues like this? I am starting to feel like a dope asking over and over about this thing.
 

buddrousa

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Buy a new battery from the radio shop and all your problems will go away. Those batteries could be over 3 years old.
 
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