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Old 19 April 2006, 17:40   #1
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icom rip off

my icom ic-m15e needs a new battery....replacement cost 80 .....6 little rechargeable batterys in a plastic case...
come on your taking the pi** now!.... look after the customers that bought the product in the first place.
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Old 19 April 2006, 18:55   #2
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That kind of money sounds steep for nicad packs - if it was lithium ion I would say it was about right.

Why not build yourself a new battery pack - you can buy the cells from here http://www.eurobatteries.com/sitepag...dbatteries.asp

5 minutes with a soldering iron and some tape or heat shrink tubing and you will be away.

you could probably give yourself an upgrade whilst your at it and get much higher capacity NiMh cells than the ones that where originally supplied.
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Old 20 April 2006, 03:58   #3
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I agree this particualr pack does seem expensive and I can only say the reason for this is the way the case is made.

Through the middle of the pack is a mounting screw to secure the battery to the radio.
Whilst this will be seen as no excuse this is the only reason i can find for the high price.
It is by far the most expensive battery in our total range.

Call me Friday in the offce and I will see what I can do.
Am not there today

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You want to see expensive batteries? Look at some of the official Laptop and camera ones. I would never buy them - always get copies off Ebay for a fract5on of the price - often higher capacity as well.
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Old 20 April 2006, 17:46   #5
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I agree this particualr pack does seem expensive and I can only say the reason for this is the way the case is made.

Through the middle of the pack is a mounting screw to secure the battery to the radio.
Whilst this will be seen as no excuse this is the only reason i can find for the high price.
It is by far the most expensive battery in our total range.

Call me Friday in the offce and I will see what I can do.
Am not there today

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the screw is removeable so can be used again on a new unit ....will call you friday
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Old 21 April 2006, 01:27   #6
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the screw is removeable so can be used again on a new unit ....will call you friday
This is true but the point I was trying to make is that the battry has to be constructed with a water tight hole in the middle so is not just a pressed plastic pack like most

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Old 21 April 2006, 03:07   #7
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I think Jon is being very customer orientated here . Ring him GED I bet you wont be sorry. Well done Jon.
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Hopefully all sorted now.

I have sorted the replacement for you Ged.
I have sent you the high capacity battery for the price of the standard one, at the price I quoted you.

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Thanks to Jon, all sorted now...
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Thanks to Jon, all sorted now..
Nice one, Ged.

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