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Old 07-06-2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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I'm sure that many of you have a set of these "Walkie Talkies" in a nice compartment at the base of the "dash". Very convenient when you want them, but I find that I use mine very, very seldom.

I'm too cheap to purchase the rechargeable batteries, and figure that charging standard batteries full time can not be a good idea and might lead to corrosion in the battery compartment, so I just install and remove the batteries when I use them.

Along with cheap, I'm also lazy and wonder if anyone out there has found a convenient spot to access the power source to disconnect it or perhaps install a switch? Looks like removal of the four screws would get to some wiring, but figured I'd ask first and perhaps get some confirmation.

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I replaced the NiCad batteries with NiMH from Harbor Freight (watch for the sales and use the 20% off coupons). Charge the batteries overnight and replace back in the holder. They last a long time. When in storage with power remove the radios and place on dash.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:21 AM   #3
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Rechargeable's from Walmart just aren't that expensive. Are you really THAT cheap???

I added a power switch to mine located inside the door. It's off most of the time but I'll turn it on once in awhile just to top off the batteries. About the only time we use them is in Quartzsite.



Those radios may not look like yours either. I replaced the original set with radios that have weather receivers in them and are a little more robust than the OEM
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:31 AM   #4
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I'm too cheap to purchase the rechargeable batteries, and figure that charging standard batteries full time can not be a good idea and might lead to corrosion in the battery compartment
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Don't try to recharge alkaline "throw away" batteries ! The batteries can burst!
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:00 AM   #5
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Just curious, what in the model number and manufacturer of the replacement radio's with the weather band?
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They are Audiovox radios, but I can't remember where they came from. Next time I'm over there I'll get a model number for ya
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:30 PM   #7
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