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Just curious if anybody out there has bought any Wouxun radios and had the issue with the desktop charger.

I have a brand new radio and when I place it onto the desktop charger the cradle makes a high pitch hissing noise. The radio ends of charging fine but I have to put it in the other room while I charge it because it makes me crazy hearing that high pitch noise.

A guy at Powerwerx.com said that this noise is normal but I beg to differ. They said that they would replace the cradle so we will see.

The radio is pretty cheap for the price so this might just be normal for this chinese made radio
 

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Thanks. Sounds like I got a bad one. Shipping back today for a replacement. I knew from the beginning that this was not normal.
 

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Power supplies and chargers that make hissing noises are usually switching power supplies. Under no load or light load they sometimes make noise. I have heard it on other power supplies but not on any Wouxuns I have, which are 3 of them. BTW I think the hissing is quite annoying too.
 

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The tech as Powerwerx said that since I am a younger guy that I would hear the high pitch hissing noise, but he did say that since he is an older gentleman that these higher pitch noises he can't hear anymore so it doesnt bother him and its normal. haha. nope its not normal especially when you take it new out of the box and the first charging session out of the gate is annoying and you want to jump off of your roof to get away from the noise.
 

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The tech as Powerwerx said that since I am a younger guy that I would hear the high pitch hissing noise, but he did say that since he is an older gentleman that these higher pitch noises he can't hear anymore so it doesnt bother him and its normal. haha. nope its not normal especially when you take it new out of the box and the first charging session out of the gate is annoying and you want to jump off of your roof to get away from the noise.
HA never heard that excuse before. Some of these radio dealers and the crap they try to get us to believe! For what it's worth I've had good luck with Baofeng radios. They are about $40 vs $100+ for the Wouxuns. Some differences between the two of course.
 

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Never had a problem. My son has never said he hears a problem. Even with hearing aides, no problem.
 

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2 of my Wouxun chargers make that noise when they are not charging a battery. I just unplug them when i am not using them, but that noise is still beyond annoying.
 

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My older charger was fine, but the newer one squealed. Very annoying. I use the older one and tossed the newer one in the spares box.
 

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Mine makes that noise.
HA never heard that excuse before. Some of these radio dealers and the crap they try to get us to believe! For what it's worth I've had good luck with Baofeng radios. They are about $40 vs $100+ for the Wouxuns. Some differences between the two of course.
Actually, it's true. I'm 17, and can hear the dam thing across the house. Parents can't hear it at all. Also, I have both the Baofeng and Wouxun, and the Wouxun is worth the extra (IMHO). The front end is much better, and it's built much tougher, it's not Moto quality, but it's not half bad.

Makes you wonder why they would not bother to fix it. The charger for my uv3 did it too, and that was 2 years ago. Heak, my Baofeng BF-888s charger (The epitome of cheap) does not make that noise.

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None of my chargers make any noise at all - Wouxun or Baofeng - 2 of my Wouxun's had to be replaced within first couple of months. Both radio's have their place.
 
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