Time To Check The Age of Your Motorola Batteries
Battery chemistry degrades after 24 months of use and can affect radio performance. Many intermittent radio problems are solved with a fresh battery. In this article we will show you how to check the age of your batteries and recommend the best replacement for the most popular Motorola radios.
How to Check a Motorola Battery Date Code
All Motorola batteries have a 4 digit date code on the battery label. The first 2 digits indicate the year manufactured and the second two digits identify the week. Check the date codes on your Motorola batteries to determine if you are ready for replacements.
The date code on this example is highlighted in yellow. The date code, 1401, indicates 2014 and the first week of the year. Most IMPRES batteries carry an 18 month warranty to hold 80% of the capacity. In this example, the capacity is 1900 mAh. As capacity degrades, so does output power and talk time. You may find radios start to perform poorly at the end of the shift.
Most Popular Motorola “Proven Tough” Radio Batteries
The second generation IMPRES 2 PMNN4486 is our favorite for the APX 6000 and APX 7000 radios because it packs 3,400 mAh capacity in a small housing. For those who need maximum battery life, the IMPRES 2 PMNN4487 with 4,850 mAh is the best choice. All IMPRES 2 batteries have an improved 24 month warranty.
The APX 4000 standard battery is the 1900 mAh NNTN8128 but we like the high-capacity 2,700 mAh PMMN4448.
The IMPRES Li-ion NNTN6034 with 4,150 mAh capacity continues to outperform all other XTS 5000 batteries.
The high-capacity 2700 mAh NNTN7335
IMPRES battery is the best choice for the XTS 2500, XTS 1500, and PR1500.
Links to MOTOTRBO XPR 3000, 6000, 7000 Series Batteries
The high-capacity PMNN4409
is the most popular battery for the XPR 3000
and 7000 series radios.
The high-capacity PMNN4077
IMPRES battery is recommended when using XPR 6000
series radios with a Bluetooth adapter or in analog mode.
The Motorola 2,190 mAh high-capacity NNTN4497CR
is the standard battery that ships with a new CP200d
. It is also the best choice for the legacy CP200 and PR400
users should select the high-capacity 2,150 mAh PMNN4080
for the best performance.
The PMNN4071 standard battery or the PMNN4075 high capacity Li-ion battery are the most popular choices for BPR40 radios.
DTR650, 550, 410 digital radios will get 19 hours of typical operation with the high-capacity 53964. VL50 users should choose the 56557 battery.
The IMPRES HNN4001
has 1,900 mAh capacity and automatic reconditioning technology when used with an IMPRES charger. It is compatible with HT750, HT1250, HT1550, and PR860 model radios.
We also carry Vertex Standard OEM and Power Products batteries for Kenwood, HYT, Harris, Tait, Icom, and many other brands. Visit our online battery catalog
and our online store
for audio accessories, chargers, and carrying cases.