For Longest Life & Best Performance of your Two-Way Radio Battery

1. Charge the battery to full capacity.  14 hours at the standard C/10 rate (capacity X .10).  For “rapid” chargers, allow additional time (2-3 hours) for “topping off” the charge after it switches from “charging” to “complete”.

2. Use the battery soon and use as much of the battery capacity as possible or practical.  A battery that is charged and discharged completely will maintain the longest-running time capacity.  Also, several charge/discharge cycles are recommended to bring a new battery up to its rated capacity.

3. Store and charge the batteries at room temperature 65˚F to 75˚F.  Batteries that have been stored for over a month should be recharged before putting into service due to chemical self-discharge which occurs at a rate of approximately 1% per day.  Do not charge cold batteries (40˚F or below).

4. Reduced capacity or “memory effect” may result from repeated identical shallow discharge/full recharge cycles.  If such a condition is suspected, run the battery until the instrument loses all power, then fully recharge and discharge again.  Repeat this cycle 3-4 times.  Full usable capacity then becomes available.

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roman mayorga

roman mayorga

Hello, I have a question, I would like to know what the date that appears in the battery information printed on my walkie means, I get capacity, useful life, and a date that does not agree with the manufacturing date.
Thank you…

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