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Cobra 38 WX ST Handheld

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Cobra 38 WX ST Handheld

Post by chevy guy 72 » Wednesday, 08 January 2014, 19:16 PM

I have a cobra hand held 38 WX ST and can not at all keep the batterys charged in it I have tried different type of Batterys in it and it will work a few days then itll go dead again itll stay charged 2 to 3 days then go dead and me not use it that much if any body knows anything on these 38 wx st hand held please leave feedback

Wednesday, 08 January 2014, 19:28 PM

has any body else had this problem with the same type handheld cb radio?


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Re: Cobra 38 WX ST Handheld

Post by silvereagle1 » Wednesday, 08 January 2014, 20:41 PM

Some of those handhelds will suck the life out of double A's. I have an old bearcat 2500 scanner. The battery pack would only last a few hours brand new. I had to rotate 2 packs to keep going. I had an old realistic cb walkie talkie that held 8 or 10 double A's back in the 80's. I couldn't afford batteries for the thing. It was like filling up your gas tank. Those handhelds are just rough on batteries. IMO
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Re: Cobra 38 WX ST Handheld

Post by sonoma » Thursday, 09 January 2014, 6:50 AM

I have a few hand helds and they drain the battery's all the time so I do not leave battery's hooked to them.

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Re: Cobra 38 WX ST Handheld

Post by chevy guy 72 » Thursday, 09 January 2014, 17:14 PM

is that normal to use it for about 5 minutes and the next time you turn it on its dead?

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Re: Cobra 38 WX ST Handheld

Post by silvereagle1 » Thursday, 09 January 2014, 17:32 PM

No that's not normal. do the same batteries that appear to be dead work in other things? just wondering if the radio is actually draining the batteries or if its a circuit in the radio not picking up the batteries to power the unit. Something loose maybe.
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Re: Cobra 38 WX ST Handheld

Post by milkman21218 » Friday, 10 January 2014, 21:28 PM

Most AA batteries are 1.5 volt. And most rechargeable batteries are only 1.2 volt. I have a HT that uses 8 AA batteries along with 2 dummy batteries or 10 rechargeable. So could it be a low voltage problem?
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