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Old Jun 16, 2004, 02:13 PM
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Anyone else have problems with GWS radio batteries leaking?

Hi, my GWS radio batteries have leaked a few times after I use the radio. It's the older Dreamstarter radio (silver & gray). It uses 8 AA batteries. I have put in a new set of batteries each time, each time with a different brand of batteries. Can anyone tell me what's wrong, whether It's me who's doing something wrong or whether there's a defect in my radio. Thanks a lot

Wayne
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Old Jun 16, 2004, 08:39 PM
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That is an odd problem. You might have the mod move this over to the GWS forum. Maybe someone there will know.
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Old Jun 16, 2004, 09:50 PM
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A friend once forgot he had a pack of alkalines in his tx instead of his usual nicads and tried to recharge them. They leaked.

You aren't trying to recharge Alkalines, are you?
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Old Jun 16, 2004, 10:46 PM
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I'll leave this here for the moment. It could be real good information.
Also sounds to me like you're trying to use non-rechargeable alkalines.

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Old Jun 17, 2004, 05:44 AM
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Thanks for the response. I'm not trying to use non-rechargable alkalines. They are just AA. Am I supposed to use the rechargable ones in this radio? It only seems to be in the one spot that they are leaking. It has ruined one of my receptors (or whatever they're called-I'm not an electronics person). The first set of batteries I ever put in there was DuraSELL. I got them at the .99 cent store, thinking they where actually DuraCELL. The package was all the same color and everything, but anyhow, I figured it was just a cheap battery brand that caused the leak. The next time I used rayovac batteries. The third and final set was panasonic. It only seems to leak after I use it. Thanks.

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Old Jun 17, 2004, 07:25 AM
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I think and this is only a guess ,but it may be that the batteries are trying to push to much out of themselves and therefore are venting ,sort of a pressure relief thing that most batteries have .Usually this only happens when you pump more into them than they can handle when charging .
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 10:40 AM
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I am just using batteries that are non-charging, but I just replace them with new batteries when they run out of juice. I think that I made the impression that I was using the rechargable kind. I'm sorry. Thanks.

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Old Jun 17, 2004, 01:01 PM
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Oh. I was under the impression that you may be trying to recharge them. Might be that they are leaking once they have been completely depleted like old flashlight batteries. Are they only leaking once they are completely dead?

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Old Jun 17, 2004, 01:23 PM
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No, they aren't completely dead. I fly with them in there for one time, and then they leak. Thank you.

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Old Jun 25, 2004, 05:01 PM
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I would say that the radio is taking too much juice like firestang. I would get a radio that uses a rechargeable battery pack
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