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49er Communication PABA1416 User Manual

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing this single unit desktop charger from 49er 

Communications. It’s a high quality product designed for rapid charging 

two-way radio batteries whether on or off a radio. With the appropriate 

charging pod installed, it can charge these battery chemistries: lithium ion 

(Li-Ion), lithium polymer (LiPo), nickel-metal hydride (NiMH), or nickel cad-

mium (NiCd).

For a complete list of charging pods available for this charger, contact our 

customer service department at 800-552-0707 x101.

Charger Features

1. Power supply.
2. Single unit desktop charger.
3. Removable charging pod.
4. Charge status LED.

Note: Quick reference information 

for charge status LED is located 

on bottom of charger.

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Replacing A Charging Pod

The charging pod is made from quality materials and designed to provide 

years of service when properly used. In most cases, the charging pod will 

only be replaced when you want to use the charger with a different battery.

Follow these steps to change the charging pod:
1. Obtain a charging pod made specifically for this charger. Confirm that the 

charging pod is compatible with the battery you want to charge.

2. Unplug the power supply from the charger.
3. Turn the locking screw on the bottom of the charging pod counter-clock-

wise  until  it  no  longer  holds  the  pod.  Lift  the  charging  pod  from  the 

charging base.

4. Insert the replacement charging pod into the charging base and secure 

with the locking screw. Do not over tighten the screw.

5. Inspect the charging contacts to ensure they are clean and unobstructed.
6. Connect the power supply to the charger. You are now ready to charge a 

battery compatible with the charging pod.

Charging A Battery

1. Confirm that the charging pod and battery are compatible.
2. Connect the DC plug from the power supply cable to the opening on the 

back of the charger, then connect the AC adaptor to a wall outlet.

3. Place  battery  to  be  charged  in  the  charging  pod.  The  battery  may  be 

charged while attached to the radio. 

4. When a battery is placed in the charging pod, the charge status LED will 

illuminate ORANGE for a short period while the charger performs a bat-

tery diagnostic. If the LED does not illuminate, check to make sure the 

wall outlet is receiving power. The charge status LED will change from 

ORANGE to RED once the battery diagnostic is complete.

5. While a battery is charging, the charge status LED will illuminate RED 

with no flashing. If the charge status LED is red and flashes, a fault has 

been detected. The flash pattern represents a specific fault condition. 

See section Fault Conditions for details.

6. When the battery is charged to 80% of capacity, the charge status LED 

will change to GREEN and begin to flash. It is recommended that the 

battery be charged to at least 80% capacity before use.

7. The charge status LED will illuminate GREEN with no flashing when the 

battery is fully charged. 

8. After removing a fully charged battery, the charge status LED may remain 

illuminated for a few seconds. Allow the charge status LED to go off be-

fore placing another battery in the charging pod.

9. The charger is designed to operate at room temperatures between 15°C 

and 30°C (59° F – 86° F). Do not charge batteries at temperatures below 

0° C (32°F) or above 45°C (113°F).

Important

1. Read all Caution statements below and this User Manual before attempting 

to charge a battery.

2. Always charge new batteries completely before initial use. Recycle batteries 

when they can no longer be used. Do not discard unwanted batteries in the 

trash or incinerate. Batteries exposed to fire or excessive heat may explode.

3. For best battery performance, charge NiCd and NiMH batteries when they 

are fully discharged.

Caution

1. Never charge alkaline or dry cell batteries with this charger. Do not charge Li-

Ion, LiPo, NiMH, or NiCd batteries unless they are designed with overcharge 

protection.

2. Use charger indoors only. Do not expose the charger to rain, any liquids, or 

excessive moisture.

3. Do not attempt to charge a battery without first installing the appropriate 

charging pod. Only use charging pods designed for this charger and supplied 

by 49er Communications. Disconnect charger from power supply before in-

stalling, adjusting, or removing the charging pod.

4. Make sure contacts in charging pod and battery are clean. Do not allow wire 

or metal objects to touch contacts in charging pod or any internal part of the 

charger.

5. Do not remove the charger’s housing or make any modification to the char-

ger. 

6. Use only the power supply provided with this charger. If a replacement pow-

er supply is required, contact 49er Communications. Use of other power sup-

plies may damage the charger or batteries you may be attempting to charge.

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Fault Conditions

When the charge status LED flashes RED, a fault condition exists. There are 

three different flash patterns, each indicating a specific type of fault. The 

flash patterns and fault conditions are as follows:

Flash Pattern Fault Type
Flashes 1 

Time

Indicates charging complete, but battery is under charged. 

Battery  voltage  is  below  minimum  level  required.  This 

warning is provided after the rapid charging stage is com-

plete. 

Flashes 2 

Times

Indicates  battery  contact  is  “open”  and  current  is  not 

passing  through  the  (+)  and  (-)  contacts  on  the  battery. 

This warning is provided after the initial diagnostic stage 

is complete. Check charging pod to confirm compatibility 

with battery.  

Flashes 3 

Times

Indicates  over-current  condition  caused  by  battery  short 

circuit. Have the battery checked by a qualified technician. 

Do not attempt charging the battery if a short circuit exists.

Warranty And Service During Warranty

This desktop charger is made from high quality materials and designed to pro-

vide years of reliable service. The following warranty applies:

49er  Communications,  Inc.  warrants  this  product  to  be  free  from  defects  in 

workmanship and materials for one-year from date of purchase by the end 

user. This warranty applies to the original purchaser and is void if the product 

has been altered, misused, damaged, neglected, or if repair is required because 

of normal wear and tear. This is the only warranty made by 49er Communica-

tions, Inc. In no event will 49er Communications, Inc., its affiliates, subsidiaries, 

related entities, or their respective directors, officers, or employees, be liable 

for any damages beyond repair or replacement as described above, including 

without limitation, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages. For service 

under warranty, return the product along with dated proof of purchase to the 

reseller where purchased or to 49er Communications. If returning directly to 

49er Communications follow these instructions:

1. Call 800-552-0707 x101 to obtain a return authorization number.  Returns 

will not be accepted without this number.

2. Send to 49er Communications - Warranty Service Department, 361 Railroad 

Avenue,  Nevada  City,  CA  95959.  For  your  protection,  we  recommend  you 

obtain proof of delivery for your shipment.

3. Include with your charger, dated proof of purchase, your name and daytime 

telephone number, and return address (street address only; return ship-

ments cannot be made to a P.O. Box).

4. All items sent become the property of 49er Communications and will not be 

returned.

Specifications For Desktop Charger

Dimensions

115 x 136 x 66 mm / 4.5 x 5.4 x 2.6 inches

Weight (Charger Only)

275 g / .6 lbs.

Compatible Chemistries NiCd / NiMH / Li-Ion / LiPo

Operating Temperature      15° C – 30° C / 59° F – 86° F

Storage Temperature

0° C – 65° C / 32° F – 149° C

Power Supply Input 

100V – 240V AC / 50 Hz – 60 Hz / 0.5A

Power Supply Output

15V DC 1.0A

Charge Rate

700 mA (10.6V-13.5V)

Specifications subject to change without notice.

©2015 49er Communications, Inc. 49er Communications is a registered trademark of 49er Communications, 

Inc. All rights reserved. 

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FOR RECHARGEABLE TWO-WAY 

RADIO BATTERIES

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DESKTOP CHARGER

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800-552-0707  Toll Free 

530-477-2590  Telephone

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