We have a very fancy Uniden CLX-485 phone system. While it worked
great for 2+ years, the batteries lost their ability to charge.
My attempt to buy "generic oem batteries" ended up with garbage
batteries that will not hold charge.
My first question is WTF. Is it really so difficult to make a good
My second question is, is anyone aware of an honest seller of
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After having similar + other problems with expensive cordless phones I
decided to try the ultra cheap cordless phones = UNDER $15 available at
Target and Wal-Mart. The first phone was under $13 and lasted two years with
very good service. I threw that in the trash when the batteries gave up and
bought a cordless for $14 at Target. I have lost track but it is older than
3 years and still working fine. I'll never buy an expensive cordless again.
It's also possible that something other than the battery is at fault,
eg, charger, phone is partially kaput and drawing excessive current,
etc. I've bought generic cell phone batteries on Ebay for $6 and
they worked fine.
Very often, the metal contacts between the handset and the
base get dirty. So, it might not be fully charging. Clean
them with Q-tip and a bit of WD-40. Spray the WD on the
cotton tip, and scrub the contacts.
I found an expensive waterproof cordless phone at a
thrift store for $2.00 and gave it to a friend who
uses it a lot. The thing is still going strong after
a year. I find a lot of phones at thrift stores and
most only need simple repairs or cleaning of contacts.
*I have seen this happen a few times with my own phones and friends and
family. Try cleaning the contacts on the charger, the phone, and if
possible, the battery. They usually don't look dirty or corroded, but it
has worked every time for me. My mother returned batteries to Radio Shack
twice saying that they were defective. I cleaned the contacts and it has
been fine ever since. I use a clean pencil eraser and a Q tip with some
On Mar 5, 7:12 am, Ignoramus15384 <ignoramus15...@NOSPAM.
I don't remember the vendors name, but someone on Ebay had NI-Mi
batteries for Uniden, When mine went weak, I replaced the Nicads with
those and they have worked well ever since. I get more talk time and
they should be quite a few years longer life. I really needed the
boost in talk time, my wife like to talk long dissonance, and
previously would run one phone out & switch to the other.
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