Station IC-V8 has stopped working – not charging Nickel-cadmium (Ni-CD) battery. After dismantling his case it turned out that two elements of the line is faulty: you do not have internal resistance (measured with a tester UNI-T IT-21). This is the price for the carelessness of the owner maintenance Ni-CD rechargeable batteries (or rather lack of it), which is recommended in each instructions. Similar situation with routine maintenance is widespread. Given the large number of devices on the Ni-CD batteries each person, for their constant readiness every day lot of time would have had to spend on such services, periodic charging. “And to live when?” asked be, in this case Goncharov Ilya Ilyich Oblomov. In the article, the author shares a simple reanimation of Ni-CD batteries by replacing faulty elements in the line. Tips you can use for other Ni-CD batteries.
Portable transceivers, kit Ni-Cd batteries that require constant attention. Range of models of transceivers is very wide. On the one hand it is a relatively inexpensive “budget” models costing up to 4,000 rubles, but, on the other hand, they are less reliable than, for example, a professional handheld transceiver Kenwood TH-F7 Li-ion battery PB-42L, price 12 000 RUB. All of the above inexpensive transceivers 3-4 years ago packaged with Ni-Cd battery BP-209N (six series-connected Ni-Cd 1.2 V elements, giving a total voltage of 7.2 V and a capacity of 1100 mA/h).
The shortcomings of (especially) Ni-Cd batteries is well known. Main -a small number of cycles of charge-discharge and susceptibility to “memory effect”. This price is for cheapness.