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Whacker Extraordinaire
Jul 18, 2016
Nowhere in WA
So I had this battery on an XPR7550 and it wasn't powered on for a few months. I went to charge it and am seeing a fast blinking red light. Charger stickers says "unchargeable" and no matter what it's always coming up blinking red. I haven't had much experience with failing batteries but is the charger telling me it's off to battery heaven?

I think this battery came with one of my XPR radios. It's dated mid-2017 so I guess that makes sense. No idea what its usage life was like...


p25 trucking is the best trucking
Mar 15, 2008
Leave it on the charger overnight, see if it starts itself up again. I've had that work for a few dormant batteries. I've also do this, when it starts blinking red take it off and reinsert into the charger quickly a handful of times, see if you every get it to stay red for even a second longer. Rinse and repeat and sometimes it will get enough in it to start up again. You can try jump starting them. sometimes "jump start" a dead battery with a few sec of slightly higher voltage, so it might go into the charge process again