WT432 40 ch UHF cb handheld also sold as the spectra CS800
This is a small simple to operate 40 channel UHF CB handheld
manufactured by Tsuen Shing
in Honk Kong
for the Australian
/new Zealand frequencies, It runs on 3 rechargeable Nickle metal Hydride
cells ( there is no warranty on the supplied batteries )
or 3 AAA Alkaline cells , however a 6 month
warranty on the radio and charger . NOTE: there is only
ONE charger to share between both radios.
The low power radio (300mW output) is suitable for motorcycle to motorcycle use as the headsets for the WT419 radio plug directly into the top of the radio ( the radios are both made at the same factory ) The radio , does not have the long range of its big 2W brother , however will provide at least >1-2 Km range when placed on the handlebar and/or fairing out in the open .
Never try and charge Alkaline/NiCad/Carbon Zinc batteries in this radio, you will stuff the radio and burst the batteries and perhaps injure yourself and neither is covered by warranty !
Warranty The WT432 will have a 6 month warranty for the radio, base charger , and wall plug power supply. The warranty covers electrical defects only , and not mechanical breakages . If there is signs of neglect ,water damage , misuse, unauthorized tampering , the warranty will be null and void . However we are happy to honor this warranty if for some reason the radio fails ( we just give you another one !!) ! we will not provide a warranty on the rechargeable batteries
Using Alternative Brand Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries in this radioNickel Metal Hydride Batteries in this radio
On no account try
to charge any other type of battery other than Nickel
Metal hydride batteries in this radio ,This
radio and its /internal charge controller will only charge Nickel
Metal Hydride batteries safely , there is a
real risk of damage to the radio and possibly yourself should the incorrect type
of cells be overcharged and burst !! do not
try to charge Nickel cadmium, Alkaline ,or Carbon-Zinc cells.
There is a simple modification that needs to be done to only one of the
"other Brand" NiMH batteries and this battery will enable the
proper charging process (winking LCD ) . Peel off the plastic
covering of one battery from the lower half only and this will
expose the metal case of the Nickel Metal Hydride battery. (see photos below)
Take the back off the radio to reveal the 3 batteries, remove the
batteries. If you look into the right battery compartment
without the batteries in place , you will see at the spring (-ve) end of the
battery contact and in the bottom/floor of that right side
compartment , at the conical spring end, a flat metal contact that pokes
up out of the floor and presses against the inserted battery case.
This is the "sensor" that tells the radio it has the original nickel
metal Hydride batteries in place.
note: The original green batteries supplied are missing the plastic battery covering at the flat (negative) end of the cell . The sensor contact in the horizontal battery compartment, detects this bare metal and tells the internal charging circuit to initiate the charging process . If this contact does not touch metal of the battery case ( ie there is still plastic wrapping ) then charging is inhibited and no winking lcd indication .
new , original, modified new. sensor contact to enable charge modified cell in position
These pictures are of the WT419 battery pack but the WT432 made by the same company has the same system to detect the correct NiM Hydride cells .
For those who are interested, the radio complies under AS/NZS
Australain Communications Authority , Radio Communications compliance Laboratory. Accredited No.5180 Test report No. 04/026N/I dated 20 April 2004 ,
We also have the circuit diagrams as well !!
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price $NZ 50 plus postage ( for a pair (2) of radios batteries and charger )
Pinfold Health Services Ltd,1172 Arawa St, Rotorua 3201,New Zealand. ph +64-7-3488850 fax +64-7-3486555 email@example.com
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