If you use two way radios or cell phones you know that the older the battery the less the talk time. The UBA5 can be used to recondition your batteries and/or test them, depending on the type of batteries.

NiCd or NiMH 2-way radio Batteries

Most 2-way radios still use NiCd or NiMH batteries for their reliability and low cost. The service life of these batteries can be quite long (hundreds of cycles). Unfortunately this long life isn’t normally realized due to abuse of the battery, either through inadequate charging or overcharging. The UBA5 can cycle and recondition these batteries restoring some of the lost capacity. The UBA5 software comes with reconditioning routines that you can use on your batteries But, if the battery is in really poor shape (the internal separator or electrolyte has deteriorated) there is nothing that our product nor any other product can do to restore the battery to its rated specification.

Lithium Ion or Lithium Polymer Cell phone Batteries

All cell phones come with Lithium batteries. They are smaller and lighter then NiCd or NiMH batteries. As the battery gets older, its internal resistance increases. As the battery’s internal resistance increases the battery can supply less power during heavy loads and the talk time decreases. Although the UBA5 can’t reverse the aging process, it can test the battery’s internal resistance, allowing you to track and predict when it’s time to replace the battery.