T199 – charging station

I quickly built a charger station to fit in the trunk of my car, to charge the T199’s after using them on a job. I got a dual battery system in the back of my car so I can plug it in there. By the time I get home or arrive on the next job, they are recharged.

As said before, i’m not the most handy guy so i’m not going to win any beauty contests with this one 😁 but the main goal is functionality here!
I used click velcro inside and on the back of the T199 charging stations. That kind of velcro doesn’t collect a lot of dust and is 10 times firmer than normal velcro. I can add one more charging station if a rearrange them a bit closer to each other, but 4 will do for now.
On the back of the charger I added the “normal” strong velcro so I can tighten the case in the car onto carpet of the trunk.

I used the standard charging cables that came with the device, for in the car I plugged them in a multiple USB charger (witch wil be slower) at home I can plug them each into a charging socket what will speed up the process.

I gave it a quick black spray just to keep it less visible when you look trough the car window.

T199 Error on Idle time

Most T199’s have the issue that when they have been idle for a while (depends from device to device, some 20 min, some 4 hours) the PTT gives an error when pressing it.

It seems that the device gets out of its selected channel and goes back to the channel overview window (which you can’t see obviously). So when you press the PPT button Zello doesn’t know on what channel it should broadcast on, hence the error sound.

We found a solution for that by disabling every type of screen security on the T199. Configuration can be found in the link below.

If you have this issue and it’s not solved with the configuration described, please let us know. Please make sure that your device is configured exactly like in the manual, this way we can exclude other errors. Thnx!

Error on Idle time – on T199 – FIXED

We encounterd a small issue with the Inrico T199 (and probably other screenless devices)

When your screenless device is powered on but idle it might happen that when you push the PTT button nothing happens or if you configured it like below you will hear 3 beeps (meaning error). That’s because Zello changed from specific channel to a default mode. The only thing you have to do is turn your channel knob back and forward to your chosen channel and it wil work again. We are looking for a permanent solution but this is a nice quick fix.

I’ve update this in the manual section “How to configure a screenless device”.