I have a few Baofeng BF-888s radios and they are great radios for the price but the charger does not exactly fill me with confidence. The drop in charger comes with a single insulated twin core cable which is very thin and a 2 pin plug with a 3 pin adaptor. No fuse and no secondary insulation make it a dangerous mix so I have replaced the cable on all of mine with some proper twin core mains cable and a 3 pin plug with a 3 Amp fuse.

The original, untouched charger…
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Back off the charger showing where mains input is soldered…
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I have lots of mains cables in the junk box and used a standard “figure of eight” stereo lead…
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New cable soldered in with a small cable tie used for strain relief…
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Put back together and ready to be plugged in…
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It looks much better now and is much safer with the secondary insulation and a proper fused plug.



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