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Take care recharging your radios.

Postby m0lsx » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:20 pm

I spotted this on a FB radio page..

Just a Warning for other operators. This happened to me tonight. Radio was new as of November. Placed the radio on the charger this evening because the battery was getting low within fifteen minutes I had to run back to the shack to get a cable for another radio I was doing a firmware update on and I come to find this radio in a shack filled with smoke and the battery on fire!!! #tyt md380


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Postby thelad » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:14 pm

Thats cooked! I never go far from a charger and always charge on wood or a worktop. Smoke alarms are always a good idea for a shack.
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Postby Forum Helper » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:05 pm

Thats pretty bad! Had a few smoking chargers and base stations but nothing like that!
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Postby StandingWave » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:03 am

Nasty! Very nasty!

The radio being only 3-4 months old as well, and only on charge for 15 mins! Hopefuly the radio will get/was replaced under warranty, but just as well this got spotted before the entire shack went up in smoke!
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Postby JGR » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:15 pm

I am like most that would never leave a LI-ion battery charging whilst not in a safe place, most certainly not with the ultra cheap Chinese imports like the Baeofengs or similar as these have not met the safety specifications and trials such as my Kenwood TH-D74. Then again there is always a chance of battery failure on any appliance, had a few issues with RC batteries on charge and ballooning.
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