Charging Your Battery
If a battery is new, or its charge level is very
low, you will need to charge it before you can
use it. When the battery level is low and the
radio is in transmit mode you will see the LED
indicator flash red. Upon release of the PTT
button, you will hear an alert tone.
Note: Batteries are shipped uncharged from
the factory. Always charge a new
battery 14 to 16 hours before initial
use, regardless of the status indicated
by the charger.
Note: Do not use the wall charger and
desktop charger at the same time
Note: Do not use the wall charger if using
lithium-ion (Li-Ion) or nickel-metal hyride
(NiMH) batteries. The wall charger is for
nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries only.
To Charge the Battery
1Turn the radio off.
2Lift the dust cover to expose the audio
3Insert the charging adapter into the
4Plug the charging adapter into an electrical
• The LED on the charging adapter lights
Red while the charger is plugged into an
Note: Do not leave the charger connected
to the radio when it is not connected
to the electrical outlet.
5Unplug the charger from the electrical outlet
and radio after 10 hours.
Note: After the initial charge of 14 to 16
hours, do not charge the battery
more than 10 hours.