Proper care will significantly extend the life of your batteries. Here are some "battery facts" to help you get the most life out of your AC2000 batteries.
Batteries require approximately 10 hours to charge with the AC2000 Battery Charger. When fully charged, batteries will provide 8 to 12 hours of active use. HME's Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) batteries, when properly maintained, are designed for a minimum of 500 rechargeable cycles. Replace batteries with fully charged batteries when the red light on the Communicator is dim or when you have trouble operating the Communicator.
NOTE: To prevent damage to the Communicator, be sure the "off/volume" control is in the "off" position before removing or installing a battery.
We recommend monthly cleaning of battery contacts. To clean battery contacts, wet the tip of a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol and squeeze the excess alcohol from the swab. Wipe the metal contacts of each battery with the damp swab. Do not let metal contacts touch any metal object, or damage to batteries can occur. Never expose batteries to excessive heat. Contact your local waste control or HM Electronics, Inc. for proper disposal of old or damaged batteries. Batteries are composed of Nickel Cadmium.