Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse

Relying on sources here and elsewhere, I had a hunch that the base charger could be powered from a 9v battery.  I have a 9v attached to a type M barrel connector for an Arduino (another neat bit of kit), so I plugged it into the base unit. The LED went red, as if it had been plugged in to the wallwart.  I dropped the UV-5R into the base, and the LED went out, as if under load.
- A 9-volt battery isn’t much of a power house, huh? -

(Seen on the UV-5R group)

 

 

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