I recently bought 2 Baofeng UV5RAs from the same vendor. Neither of the charging stations work. They both flash green/red immediately upon plugging them in--before any battery is seated! When I seat the battery they continue to blink the error code. I have swapped A/C connectors and even tried different outlets. Same problem.
And no, the batteries do not charge despite the error codes. They continue to discharge while in the cradle.
I am assuming defective charging stations -- but what are the odds both units would have the same defective parts? Am I doing something wrong?