- Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Friends Remembered
Survey Question

DX Cluster Spots

Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement

Reviews Categories | Batteries & Chargers for amateur radios. | Yaesu CD-41 Help

Reviews Summary for Yaesu CD-41
Yaesu CD-41 Reviews: 12 Average rating: 1.7/5 MSRP: $39.95
Product is in production.
More info: http://
Email Subscription
You are not subscribed to this review.

My Subscriptions
Subscriptions Help

You can write your own review of the Yaesu CD-41.

Page 1 of 2 —>

AF4KK Rating: 5/5 Apr 1, 2019 10:05 Send this review to a friend
Works VERY well!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I use the Yaesu CD-41 to fast charge both a VX-8R and a FT-2D and it works great in BOTH cases! It's fast, reliable and easy to use! That's what a rapid charger is supposed to be!
WX2WMU Rating: 3/5 Mar 30, 2019 19:14 Send this review to a friend
Instructions Confusing.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I elected to get the CD-41 to minimize downtime for my FT-2DR and it seems to work well (so far). The light display, red to green is confusing on the instructions. The red light blinks slower as it nears a completed charge indicated by the green light. I will keep evaluating and post further. I charge generally every other day or two.

The AC plug I got is the PB-48 and it has mo issues.
KO6KL Rating: 2/5 May 6, 2018 19:20 Send this review to a friend
2nd bad charger  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I got the radio from Dad with one bad charger in the box , 2nd charger failed in 6months
took it apart and build quality is poor.
my woxon and btec look better inside.
AD7Z Rating: 0/5 Jul 21, 2017 17:50 Send this review to a friend
Bad Decision  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I just received the Yaesu CD-41 quick charger from DX Engineering, opened the box, connected the power supply, and it is dead on arrival. I will be sending the unit back to DXE for credit. I should have looked here first before buying. Next time I will.
14FRS1548 Rating: 1/5 May 10, 2016 23:05 Send this review to a friend
Green Led fault after 5.5 months  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
As other comments describe, since this morning i have the fault and no more charge :-(
I will check with my reseller because this unit is still under warranty.
I don't understand how Yaesu could still sell this poor product...
N1HQ Rating: 0/5 Feb 21, 2016 16:09 Send this review to a friend
Quit working in two days  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Used unit for one charge and then it quit working. The green LED stays on and says battery is full and will not charge the battery.
AE7RZ Rating: 0/5 Dec 17, 2015 11:05 Send this review to a friend
Wasted $  Time owned: more than 12 months
Stupid me went and purchased another one in the hopes Yaesu had improved the quality. Of course this one lasted 13 months before failing to green light mode. Too bad because it was very useful. I am not willing to buy any more.
Yaesu really needs to address this issue.
This deserves a negative 5 rating. (-5)
WB5RUE Rating: 5/5 Apr 22, 2015 20:18 Send this review to a friend
Nice piece of equipment  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Has worked flawlessly since I purchased it. I have seen reviews where it gets stuck in fully charged mode where the green light stays on and it won't charge. I have noticed that sometimes the green light will stay on if you have the HT (FT-1DR) is on the cradle when I apply power to the charger. Simply reseating the HT puts it in charge mode.
2E0YZF Rating: 0/5 Jul 15, 2014 07:44 Send this review to a friend
Very Poor Quality  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I wanted a drop in style charger for my FT1D as opposed to regularly opening the water resistant seal on the charging port.

The charger was perfect, then after using it about 5 times it developed the fault with the greeen light permanently on and no longer charging the battery.
KD0KBS Rating: 2/5 Oct 7, 2013 18:28 Send this review to a friend
Great while it lasted.   Time owned: more than 12 months
Worked great for almost a year. Now I have the same problem others have mentioned. Green LED on all the time, will not enter charging cycle. Using the wall charger directly in the vx-8r now, don't want to buy another and have the same thing happen again later.
Page 1 of 2 —>

If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.