Many thanks to Stephen (KD4LYO) who recently commented that his new mAT-705Plus ATU had charging issues. Shortly after I posted my first test of the mAT-705Plus in the field, he noted:
So far, not so good for me. I received the unit earlier this week. I immediately pulled it out of the box and charged it. Once finished it sat on my desk the rest of the week until I tried it out today. It was completely dead. I just went to plug it in to charge and the red power light is flashing really quickly, I could have sworn it was solid previously when charging. We will see what happens.
Stephen then followed up. Turns out, the issue was very easy to resolve:
So they really improved the inside of the tuner.
MAT-Tuner replied and said the battery had likely popped loose. Here is a pic:
Thanks for the feedback, Stephen! That is an easy fix. I bet your ATU was handled pretty “aggressively” en route to your home. ‘Tis the seasons and all of that!
You’re right, too, I do like the looks of that board inside the mAT-705Plus. A major improvement over the original mAT-705.
Thank you for sharing your tip!