Well, it's not strictly germane to the charter of this group, but it does involve an HT so it's probably at home here more than anywhere else. I have a smattering of HTs all over the place. I decided to put one in service as an APRS RF gateway to my APRS server at home. So I took one of my AnyTone NSTIG-8Rs and parked it in the charging stand, and it served me for a good long while... I sort of lost track of how long, to tell the truth. Yesterday I decided to put the other one in service (I had two) to avoid risk to my Kenwood TH-F6. But I couldn't find the other charging stand. So I said to myself, "Self," I said, "Go swap the batteries out of the APRS unit upstairs." Except that I had the devil's own time trying to get the battery OUT and when I managed to do it, I noticed that it was... bulging. Oopsie. So I plugged the dead battery in and left it there overnight to give my other HT a good charge, and of course ordered a new battery/cradle. That could have ended very badly. So please do not park your HTs in a live charging cradle for years and years without checking things. Lesson learned.