Charging the Battery
If a battery is new, or its charge level is very
low, you will need to charge it before you can
Note: Batteries are shipped uncharged from
the factory. Always charge a new bat-
tery 14 to 16 hours before initial use,
regardless of the status indicated by
To charge the battery:
Place the battery, with or without the radio, in
the charger. The charger LED indicates the
LED color Status
Battery inserted incorrectly.
Successful charger power-up.
Battery unchargeable or not mak-
ing proper contact.
Steady Red Battery in rapid-charge mode.
Battery in charger, not in rapid-charge
mode but waiting to be charged.