Originally Posted by roycruse
Its a shame its not ICOM policy to advise you of this before you part with your cash.
Ian - better watch out for your AA batteries they will probably get flattened by this radio also - what a ridiculous feature
All dealers a re made fully aware, we have and alsways do the very vest we can.
Once we have advised the dealers we can do very little to ensure they tell you the user.
The sheet is put into the boxes at the sae time as the warranty card.
The feature is there because a huge number of the population do not know how to and do not look after their ni-cad and Nimh batteries.
They do not understand the problem of "memory effect" and then suffer from short battery life.
It was feltit was a good feature and has had very positive feed back.
IMHO it is good working practice to always charge any kit, you may need to use in an emergency, prior to going to sea.
The M31 is the only radio in the line up that has the battery discharge feature.
The M1V will last a very very long time between charges.
I get calls here with customers who think they have a fault as they have not had to charge for a whole season.
Roy, as you know I don't like unhappy customers.
Please call me here or drop me an e-mail so as I can put this right for you.