Motorola Solutions radio batteries purchased after 7/1/2012 now carry a warranty against defects in manufacturing or workmanship for 48 months.
This change applies for both IMPRES batteries with automatic reconditioning and non-IMPRES battery types.
Every Motorola Original battery is shipped with a 3 or 4 digit date code for warranty purposes. Motorola will replace any two-way radio battery that falls below 80% of rated capacity during the warranty period. Warranty depends on battery chemistry type (NiCD, NiMH, Li-ion) and if the battery has IMPRES automatic conditioning capability.
Motorola Battery Type Capacity Warranty
|NiCD IMPRES Batteries||24 month warranty to maintain 80% capacity|
|NiMH, Li-ion IMPRES Batteries||18 month warranty to maintain 80% capacity|
|*PMNN4093||18 Month warranty to maintain 70% capacity|
IMPRES batteries NOT charged exclusively in IMPRES chargers get reduced by 6 months of capacity warranty (i.e. 18 months instead of 24 for NiCD, and 12 months instead of 18 for NiMH & Li-ion)
|NiCD Batteries||18 month warranty to maintain 80% capacity|
|NiMH, Li-ion Premium Batteries||12 month warranty to maintain 80% capacity|
|*RNN4007||12 Month warranty to maintain 70% capacity|
How to Read a Motorola Battery Warranty Date Code
The date code is located on the label of the battery. The first digit represents the year and the second two digits are the week of manufacture. A battery with a date code of 926 indicates it was manufactured in the 26th week of 2009. It would have a minimum warranty until the 26th week of 2010. At times we see new batteries with date codes in the future by a few weeks.
4 Year Workmanship Warranty
There is a 48 month workmanship warranty on any Motorola Premium or IMPRES battery that displays any of the defects below:
- Cell leakage
- Shifting cells that affect operation
- Cracked case without physical abuse
- Contacts showing corrosion or pitting
- Battery clip breakage without physical abuse
- Battery that does not fit in radio or charger properly