I have had 2 SC200 scanners, one broke and the other the never held a charge, thus pgrade to the 246T and when that bit the dust it's now the 396. Wit h that in the shop for repair, I'm back to my first 10 channel scanner that takes five batteries! have often wondered IF the SC200 ra n on double A batteries, I might have kept it going LONGER. I know this must have been asked a million times but let's make it a million and one! Why did uniden make battery packs in the first place?