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Date: 05/29/23 14:12
BC125AT Question
Author: SouthWestRailCams

Good Afternoon All,
Does the BC125AT require a Mono-Stereo Adapter to hook up to a computer to receive the Audio?  In the past, I had to use them for the RadioShack Pro 2055 models.  Also, if hooked up via USB, does that keep it powered without having to have a battery installed?

Thanks in advance for any help,
Christi 

SouthWest RailCams
CA, NM, CO, AZ
https://SouthWestRailCams.com



Date: 05/29/23 19:27
Re: BC125AT Question
Author: newtonville150

SouthWestRailCams Wrote:
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> Good Afternoon All,
> Does the BC125AT require a Mono-Stereo Adapter to
> hook up to a computer to receive the Audio?  In
> the past, I had to use them for the RadioShack Pro
> 2055 models.  Also, if hooked up via USB, does
> that keep it powered without having to have a
> battery installed?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help,
> Christi 

The scanner will operate with just the USB cable plugged into a power source with no internal battery

FWIW, if  I connect the scanner to the AUX input in my truck with a stereo cable I get sound from both speakers.

...John Reay
Springhill NS
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/29/23 11:35 by newtonville150.



Date: 05/29/23 19:29
Re: BC125AT Question
Author: SouthWestRailCams

newtonville150 Wrote:
> The scanner will operate with just the USB cable
> plugged into a power source with no internal
> battery
>
> FWIW, if connect the scanner to the AUX input in
> my truck with a stereo cable I get sound from both
> speakers.
>
> ...John Reay
> Springhill NS
>  

Thanks John for this information, appreciate it.

Christi

SouthWest RailCams
CA, NM, CO, AZ
https://SouthWestRailCams.com



Date: 05/30/23 08:53
Re: BC125AT Question
Author: WW

I will repeat my one word of warning about BC-125AT and powering/charging it with the USB.  On mine, I nearly ruined the radio when charging NiCad batteried in the radio with the USB charging function.  It overheated and could have actually caused a fire!.  It was hot enough to deform the area around the battery case.  Since then, I NEVER charge the batteries in the radio.  The USB may work OK to power the radio without the batteries installed, but I just don't trust it after my charging incident.  The only thing that I use the USB for now is when I very infrequently have to reprogram the radio.



Date: 05/30/23 09:12
Re: BC125AT Question
Author: SouthWestRailCams

WW Wrote:
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> I will repeat my one word of warning about
> BC-125AT and powering/charging it with the USB. 
> On mine, I nearly ruined the radio when charging
> NiCad batteried in the radio with the USB charging
> function.  It overheated and could have actually
> caused a fire!.  It was hot enough to deform the
> area around the battery case.  Since then, I
> NEVER charge the batteries in the radio.  The USB
> may work OK to power the radio without the
> batteries installed, but I just don't trust it
> after my charging incident.  The only thing that
> I use the USB for now is when I very infrequently
> have to reprogram the radio.



Thank you for this WW. I don't plan on having any batteries installed when connected.  Appreciate this information and glad you caught it before it caused any trouble.

Christi

SouthWest RailCams
CA, NM, CO, AZ
https://SouthWestRailCams.com



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