Re: FT-60R Changes Charging

Rob McClure
 

Clint,

When did the FT60 start coming with a drop in charger and is it the same charger used for the FT-250?
I'll assume from your post the charger is a smart charger, is it a fast charger as well?

73, Rob, KC5RET


On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 11:59 AM, K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...> wrote:
 

The new production models of the FT-60R - ones with the drop-in charger included - will NOT charge a battery through the side jack any longer.

You can use the side jack to power the radio - but NOT to charge.

It is a California thing ... requiring such charging systems to have a "shut off" of some sort.

Background from CA:

http://www.energy.ca.gov/2011publications/CEC-400-2011-001/CEC-400-2011-001-SD.PDF

And see Page Nine of the new FT-60R owners manual.

Clint


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