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How long can I expect my battery to last?

  1. NiCD batteries have the longest life span if they are well taken care of. This means using them until they are drained completely and then FULLY charging them. Customers who have taken good care of their batteries have reported using them between 2.5 and 3 years.
  2. NiMH batteries typically last 2-2.5 years. And this is without any special care.
  3. Li-Ion batteries trade light weight and high power for the shortest life span. Typically they last 1.5 - 2 years.

Of course, these numbers can vary significantly depending on how the radios are used so please take this as a general guideline and not an absolute rule.

Finally, it is very important that you do not charge the battery while the radio is turned on - this will dramatically shorten the life of your battery!