PSR500 Battery Icon

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miata54

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I have had my 500 about a week now and am learning the "ins and outs" of the unit. I am using rechargeable batteries when in a mobile setting and the AC charger when home. My first battery set just ran out so I installed the second set. All OK. I removed the battery pack from the scanner and went to the AC charger. With no pack in the radio, the battery icon is still showing and blinking to inform me of low battery capacity - but there is NO battery pack in the scanner. Is this the way it works as that icon was not present in previous AC usage.

BTW, I am recharging the batteries out of the scanner.

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Chris
 

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I think that's normal. The battery icon also blinks on my 500 when I am using the AC adapter/charger with the battery pack installed.

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"Battery Charge Indicator
"Your scanner provides an indication when the internal battery
charge circuit is active. The battery icon briefly flashes
approximately once every second when the radio is connected to
external power and the internal battery charger circuit is active.

"NOTE:
"The “internal battery charger circuit active” indicator provides an
indication that the battery charger circuit is active, and does not
provide positive indication that the batteries are actually being
charged. Batteries will not charge unless the yellow battery holder is
used."

From the PSR-500 Manual, p. 29.
 
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