This heavy-duty RIDGID Jobsite Radio includes a rugged roll cage and a front compartment door to keep your iPod or MP3 player safe from job-site hazards. A convenient top tray stores small items that you can charge with the 12-Volt DC receptacle.
When I got this, it said nothing about not charging your battery on the outside of the box that I could find. Since so many others do charge the battery while plugged in, I would have thought this one would as well. That is what I get for thinking. It does NOT charge your battery. For a 50 cent circuit, it is ridiculous that they didn't put that in. After all, that battery holder and contacts are already there. TO BAD Rigid ................Taking it back.