Pt 350 won't hold charge

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Pt 350 won't hold charge

Postby Kev b » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:45 am

I have purchased a second hand pat tester pt350 and am having problems! I have replaced all the batteries. When I do an auto mode general class 1 and plug it into the mains it drains the batteries with 2/3 minutes! Any ideals what's happening.? Thanks Kev B
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Re: Pt 350 won't hold charge

Postby s2675827133 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:33 pm

Mine was also doing that in the winter,once I replaced the battery's it was OK.I use 2900 amh battery's one they are charged they are good all day,I'm sure its your battery's not the tester at fault here.I still end up taking about 18 battery's with me as I never trust the life on the batterys .
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Re: Pt 350 won't hold charge

Postby Kev b » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:02 pm

Thanks for that I'll have to try some of the 2900amh batteries.
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Re: Pt 350 won't hold charge

Postby s2675827133 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:10 am

Yes see how you get on I use the following battery's. Vapex 2900mAh off e bay good luck
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Re: Pt 350 won't hold charge

Postby Jay » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:25 pm

I've seen a similar thing- after only about 4 or 5 charge cycles I found the supplied batteries wouldn't charge. i replaced them with Duracell Rechargeable 2400mAh and seems to be working fine now and charging happily.

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Re: Pt 350 won't hold charge

Postby Duff1 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:47 pm

I believe there was an issue with the charging circuits of some 350's such that batteries were not being charged properly. I don't take any chances and recommend using a good quality external charger. Old/low capacity batteries will cause problems. I use 2700mAh batteries and normally get 2-3 days use. If you can I'd also recommend recharging/replacing the batteries before the tester actually shuts off, as this will sometimes reset the unit loosing all the accounts/settings. Yes be aware battery voltage is temperature sensitive, so keep a spare set close to you ie in your pocket and don't store your tester/batteries anywhere cold.
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