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"UPSTART" aftermarket battrery packs (BP-232N clone)

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Has anyone tried the way-cheaper "UPSTART" brand BP-232N battery pack clones?

I bought two a couple days ago to replace a couple of ICOM batteries that died way quicker than I think they should.

I havnt had them long enough to really comment on capacity or life, but one thing I noticed is that when they are charged in an ICOM factory charger they both cause a flashing yellow "fault" indication when they reach what I believe is a state of full charge. They work, so I have no idea what the fault indication is trying to tell me.

I also have a few aftermarket dual slot chargers. They don't have a fault indicator in them and if I change in one of those I wouldn't even know there is anything different about them.

Has anyone else used the "UPSTART" ICOM clone battery packs and what was your experience with them?

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A bit more info... they put the factory ICOM charger into fault mode after about 1/2 hour, no matter what state of charge they are in. That being said, the factory charger will not realistically charge these batteries.

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By batteries that are known to work for your radio. Buy true and tested batteries that are good quality aftermarket batteries. PM Me and I will be more then happy to direct you to said suppliers.
 

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Ya, I know where to get the factory ones..

I was just hoping for a miracle that they were just as good at half the price.... guess not.

I emailed the manufacturer. Fist they immediately responded by demanding the sales order number. I gave that to them and that was the last communications I got (close to a week ago). So, a lame company making lame batteries I guess.
 
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