A battery is just a battery right?…….
Wrong – poor battery management can lead to a short lifespan (of the battery of course) and poor performance from your radio’s so what can you do to help? Below are a few tips and pointers on battery management for our range of Hytera radios (http://hytera.co.uk/)
Prior to placing the radio into the charger pocket first ensure that the radio is dry and that the battery contacts are clean – if required wipe with a cloth to remove any moisture or dirt
- Turn-off the radio prior to charging
- Do not use the charger in direct sunlight or on a hot surface – high temperatures will adversely affect battery charging
- Radios can be safely left in the charge rover night
- Ensure that the guide slots on the side of the battery engage with the guides on the side of the charger pocket
- Check that the charger LED turns a Steady RED – this confirms a good electrical contact
The state of the charging process can be confirmed by the charge LED conditions listed below CHARGER LED INDICATION:
- FLASHING RED LED – (0.2s ON/ 3s OFF) – no battery in charging pocket – charger ready 1.
- STEADY RED LED – Charging battery
- STEADY ORANGE LED – battery 90% charged
- STEADY GREEN LED – charging complete
- SLOW FLASHING RED LED – (0.2s on / 3s off) try reinserting battery in pocket again – battery may not be seated properly
- FAST FLASHING RED LED – SLOW(0.2s ON / 0.2s OFF) battery maybe faulty
Hope this helps!