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Old 06-14-2018, 8:39 PM
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Default Battery Life After Phase II

I just had my radio upgraded to phase II and Iíve noticed that my battery life isnít as good as it used to be. Has anyone else noticed this? Iím not complaining at all. Just a point of interest.

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Mines is better lasting longer since tge volume isnt as loud as it use to be. Have it at 85 to 90 %. But no more over signaling volume to where its high pitch squeal

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Thanks. I recently started keeping my G5 on the desktop charger at night. Iím not convinced thatís not contributing to it. Who knows.

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Probably after a couple of days days it should get better and better

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I never really saw a difference or I should say havenít noticed it. But Iíll keep my eye on it now as well.


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I dont leave mines on the charger after its full and ill use it til its 1 bar left then recharge

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Mine is overall about the same.
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Default Unication battery after Phase II

Mine is lasting the same or maybe longer. Have you figured in the COLORS in the backgrounds? and how bright your LCD display is? or even use the screen off function? I was getting nearly 20 hours when setting my screen to go off after 5 seconds. I have changed from the original battery which was Lithium Polymer to the new one from RAY'S in PA which is Lithium ION. Phase II is perfect, no complaints about battery life or reception here in Unication-land compared to other forums ;0)
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Life After Phase II. That is a great band name.
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I keep. My light to a dim and for 2 secs on

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My battery time is lasting the same


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While I do have Phase 2, I don't routinely listen to Phase 2 (not in my area). However, I've recently starting adding background colors to most talkgroups and recently even enabled full time back-lighting. My battery seems to last so long that when I travel - even on long trips, I don't even bother to plug it in anymore (I bring my cable but almost never use it on the road). (Still) very impressed by the battery life.

And while I am at it - again, since the Phase 2 upgade/firmware, the audio is better than ever! I will note that for my local system, I occasionally hear a voice call that sounds very strange and often wonder if that specific radio is different/non-standard and/or damaged in some way.
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Interesting. I typically start listening at around 7:00am and go to bed at around 10 or 11. I used to have two bars left when I went to bed, but lately, I'm down to one bar by 5:00pm. When I go to bed, I put the G5 on my desktop charger where it sits until I wake up.

My battery is less than a year old, so I don't think that's the issue. My screen timeout is 3 seconds and my display brightness is 10%. I may end up replacing the battery if I start seeing low battery.

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And while I am at it - again, since the Phase 2 upgade/firmware, the audio is better than ever! I will note that for my local system, I occasionally hear a voice call that sounds very strange and often wonder if that specific radio is different/non-standard and/or damaged in some way.
I can attest to that. Someone from Unication told me that they tweaked the vocoder to improve it. When I do hear a radio that doesn't sound clear, the dispatcher will often also comment that it's not clear. After Phase 2, I don't have any reception issues at all with my G5. Very happy!
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Id have to say that battery life after phase 2 is the same or better.
I have my brightness set for i believe 30% and back light timer for 15 seconds (friday changed it to 20 seconds) and i have 1 to 2 bars of battery life left after 12+ hours.
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Id have to say that battery life after phase 2 is the same or better.
I have my brightness set for i believe 30% and back light timer for 15 seconds (friday changed it to 20 seconds) and i have 1 to 2 bars of battery life left after 12+ hours.
Thanks. I still have one bar left after about 14 hours and I don't see a "Low Battery" notice, so I have no complaints at all. I appreciate everyone sharing their experience.
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