Replacing Your Kenwood 2-Way Radio KNB-45L Batteries? Try Our KW6 Promo

Kenwood 2-Pin Audio ConnectorOur KW6 Promo bundles Power Products energy and audio accessories developed for specific NEXEDGE or any Kenwood 2-way radios with a 2-pin audio jack.

Users with the NX-240, NX-340, NX-1200, NX-1300, TK-2200, TK-2212, TK-2300, TK-2302VK, TK-2312, TK-2400, TK-2400P, TK-2402V, TK-3200, TK-3212, TK-3230XLS, and TK-3202UK can benefit from this offer.

Includes Batteries with USB Charging Ports, 6-Pack Charger, and Audio Kit

Kenwood KNB-45L Energy and Audio Accessory Bundle

Includes Replacement Batteries, Six Pocket Charger, and Bonus 2-Wire Earpiece

Charge Via Micro-USBOur bundle includes (6) Power Products G2GKNB45 Li-ion batteries with convenient micro-USB charging ports for the times you are away from your charger. Each battery ships with a 24 inch USB-A charging cable.

We also include the Endura EC6M-KW6 six slot charger with replaceable pods. A multi-unit charger helps keep your radios organized and are less likely to get lost.

FREE 2-Wire Earpieces with Acoustic Tube, Mic, PTT Included in Bundle

Our Kenwood KW6 Promo includes (6) FREE Endura ESK-2WPM-KW1 2-wire audio kits with quick-disconnect acoustic tube, microphone, and full-size PTT. This accessory with 2-pin Kenwood connector will keep your radio transmissions private and will improve communications in noisy areas. It has a 3 year warranty and a  wide variety of eartips are available.

Replace 2-Way Radio Batteries Every 24 Months For Best Performance

Depending on the number of charges/discharges, battery chemistry starts breaking down after 2 years of use. Fresh, properly charged batteries solve many intermittent problems and will extend the life of your investment.

If you don’t see your Kenwood radio with 2-pin audio jack listed and like our bundle contact us at (302) 734-9250 M-F or use the form and we will develop a custom bundle for you.

Klein Releases Qi Wireless Charging Battery for Motorola TLK 100, SL Series Radios

Klein Electronics announced Klein Electronics Logoa new aftermarket battery for the Motorola TLK 100 and SL Series MOTOTRBO radios that is compatible with Qi wireless chargers. The Qi-TLK100 battery can be used with a wired Micro-USB cable or a drop-in charger too.

The battery is compatible with the TLK 100 LTE WAVE nationwide radio, MOTOTRBO SL300. SLMotorola TLK 100 and SL Series Radios 3500e, SL 7550e, SL 7580e, SL 7590e, and the new SLN 1000 CBRS radio.

If you need wireless charging this is the only battery that is available. Klein uses high-quality Li-ion cells and is a leader in the communications industry. The battery is shipping now and has a 12 month warranty.Qi Battery for Motorola TLK 100, SL300, SL 3500e, SL 7550e

Good 2 Go Batteries From Power Products Include micro-USB Charging Port

Compatible with Your Existing Chargers and Includes a micro-USB Cable2-way radio battery with micro-USB charging port

Power Products has teamed with Good 2 Go to manufacture their battery that can be charged conventionally or with a micro-USB cable. The battery includes a micro-USB port on the side or bottom and a patented internal charger. It makes it very convenient when travelling and away from your charger.

There are ten different batteries available for the most popular Motorola, Kenwood, and Icom 2-way radio models.

Radio Models Good 2 Go USB Batteries For Available Radio Models@-way radio batteries with a micro-USB charging port

Below are the compatible radio models and Good2Go part numbers with links to purchase:

Motorola APX 6000, APX 7000, APX 8000 – Link to G2G7038 2500 mAh Li-ion SMART USB battery (compatible with IMPRES chargers)

Motorola APX 4000, APX 3000, APX 1000, XPR 3300e, XPR 3500e, XPR 7350e, XPR 7380e, XPR 7550e, XPR 7580eG2G4409 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Motorola XTS 5000, XTS 3000, and EF Johnson 5100 series – G2G8299 3000 mAh Li-Po (Lithium Polymer) USB battery

Motorola XTS 2500, XTS 1500, MT1500, PR1500G2G9858 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Motorola CP200d, CP150, PR400G2G4497 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Motorola XPR 6100, XPR 6300, XPR 6350, XPR 6380, XPR 6500, XPR 6550, XPR 6580G2G4077 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Motorola HT750, HT1250, HT1550, MTX850, MTX850LS, MTX900, MTX950, MTX8250LS, MTX9250G2G9013 2000 mAh Li-Po USB battery

Kenwood NX220, NX320, NX420, NX3200, NX3220, NX3300, NX3320, TK2170, TK2360, TK3170, TK3173, TK3360G2GKNB57 2000 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Kenwood NX200, NX300, TK5220, TK5320G2GKNB48 2500 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Kenwood NX240, NX340, TK-2000, TK-2200, TK-2200L, TK-2200LP, TK-2207, TK-2212L, TK-2300VP, TK-2307, TK-2302VK, TK-2312, TK-2400VP, TK-2402VK, TK-3000, TK-3200L, TK-3200LP, TK-3207, TK-3212L, TK-3300UP, TK-3302UK, TK-3307, TK-3313, TK-3400UP, TK-3402UK, TKD240V, TKD340UG2GKNB45 1900 mAh Li-ion micro-USB Battery

ICOM IC-F3161, IC-F3230D, IC-F3261D, ICF3360D, IC-F4161, IC-F4230D, IC-F4261D, IC-F4360DG2G232 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Hytera PD702, PD705, PD706, PD708, PD782, PD785, PD786, PD788, and Harris HDP100, HDP150G2GBL2006 2000 mAh Li-ion micro-USB Battery

BK Technologies / Relm DPH, EPH, LPA, LPH, LPXG2G170 2000 mAh Li-ion micro-USB Battery

Download Power Products G2G USB Battery Data Sheet .pdf

New Improved Motorola PMNN4547 IP68 APX 8000H UL Battery

Higher Capacity and Improved Cold Temperature PerformanceUL TIA 4950 Battery for APX 6000

Motorola recently started shipping a new intrinsically-safe TIA 4950 battery for the APX 8000H and APX 8000HXE HAZLOC radio models. The PMNN4547 battery provides 3100 mAh capacity using Li-ion cells and has an improves cold temperature specification. It has a IP68 rating which means it can survive in six feet of water for up to four hours. It also uses IMPRES 2 technology that provides up to 60% more charging cycles as compared to a standard battery.

Requires A New Carry Holder or Leather Case for APX 6000

APX 6000 Leather Case with Fixed Belt LoopThe new battery provides 16% more capacity than the 2,650 mAh NNTN8930 UL model.  Because the PMNN4547 is about 3mm deeper, APX 6000 and SRX 2200 users will need to upgrade their carrying accessories.

The PMLN7901 plastic carry holder is required to fit the new battery. If you are using the rugged APX 6000XE with larger knobs a PMLN7902 is the correct holster. There are also new APX 6000 leather cases with fixed or swivel belt loops available in our online store.

Motorola PMNN4547 Carry Case Bulletin .pdf

Motorola Super Batteries For MOTOTRBO XPR 7000e, 3000e Radios

XPR 300e XPR 7000e DMR Radios

Up to 28 Hours With New Low Voltage IMPRES Technology

Motorola BatwingsRadio users who need maximum talk time will benefit from Motorola’s new low voltage IMPRES technology. The MOTOTRBO enhanced models (XPR 3300e, XPR 3500e, XPR 7350e, XPR 7550e, XPR 7580e) will provide up to 28 hours on a single battery charge. The new batteries are similar in size and use IMPRES chargers.

MOTOTRBO Low Voltage IMPRES Battery ChoicesLow Voltage MOTOTRBO Battery

The PMNN4493 is the best choice if you have either XPR 3000e or XPR 7000e and a mix of the older “non-e” models. New enhanced radios are rated at 28 hours in digital mode or 21 hours if still on analog. The battery is compatible with legacy models but at a reduced rating of 18 hours in digital and 13.5 hours when using analog.

Low Voltage UL TIA Intrinsically-Safe Batteries for MOTOTRBO Radios

Low voltage intrinsically-safe batteries are only available for the new enhanced radios and are not interchangeable. Talk time is slightly reduced but still rated for 26+ hours in digital mode. Below are the correct model numbers for each radio:

Low Voltage Battery With Vibrating Silent Alert Belt Clip

Motorola introduced a unique vibrating belt clip that works with the low voltage battery and activates during a call alert. It can be ordered with the clip as a kit or separately and can be used with either the XPR 7000e or the XPR 3000e. Following are the model numbers and links to order:

Choose The Correct Motorola Intrinsically-Safe Battery

New Motorola IS Radios Are Now UL Certified

Workers using communications devices in refineries, grain elevators, and fuel storage facilities need an intrinsically-safe certified 2-way radio. Hazardous locations, called HAZLOC, certified radios have a label to identify the NFPA 70 certifications for classifications and groups. Starting 2016, Motorola stopped shipping FM (Factory Mutual) certified radios and transitioned to UL (Underwriters Laboratories). It is important to know FM and UL TIA-4950 intrinsically-safe batteries are NOT interchangeable.

Astro and MOTOTRBO IS Radios

How to Identify FM and UL Certified RadiosGreen dots on battery and radio

Radios with a FM certification have a label with GREEN text and GREEN dot usually on the bottom of the radio. FM certified batteries have the same GREEN label and GREEN dot. In order to be certified, you need two dots with the same color.

UL certified radios have a label with WHITE text and a WHITE dot. APX and XPR 7000 series intrinsically-safe radio fleets delivered before and after 1/1/16 need to make sure the batteries are correct. FM certified replacement batteries will continue to be available for a long time and are safe. Purchasing managers will need to know if FM or a UL replacement battery is required.

APX and XPR 7000/6000/3000 FM and UL Battery Choices

APX FM (green dot) batteries include NNTN7033, NNTN7035, NNTN7036, NNTN8092, and NNTN8129.

APX UL TIA4950 HAZLOC (white dot) batteries are NNTN8921, NNTN8930, PMNN4504, PMNN4505, and NNTN8560.

XPR 7000 FM (green dot) battery is the NNTN8129. The XPR 6000 series uses the PMNN4069.

XPR 7000 UL TIA-4950 HAZLOC (white dot) battery is the NNTN8560. The XPR 7000e/3000e UL TIA-4950 HAZLOC battery is the PMNN4489.

Update: Motorola Cancels All FM Certified Batteries Effective 12/18/2020

The following batteries are no longer available to order after 12/18/2020: NNTN8092, NNTN7033, NNTN7035, NNTN8129, NNTN4437, NNTN4436, NNTN7453, RNN4007, NNTN9857, NNTN6263, PMNN4069, NNTN4852, HNN9010, and HNN4002.

Fact Sheet – Motorola FM to UL Transition

Motorola FAQ FM to UL TIA Document – MOTOTRBO

New APX IMPRES 2 Batteries and Chargers From Motorola

Improved Warranty and IP Rating

Motorola BatwingsMotorola Solutions recently started shipping IMPRES 2 batteries for the APX 6000, APX 7000, and APX 8000 series radios. The new IMPRES 2 batteries are Li-ion chemistry and are more rugged with a IP68 submersibility rating. Battery capacity ratings are larger too but Motorola changed to “typical” from APX 6000,7000.8000 Housing Sizes“minimum” that may not result in better performance. There are 3 housing sizes and all IMPRES 2 batteries include a 24 month capacity warranty when used with an IMPRES charger.IMPRES 2 Battery ChartThe PMNN4485, PMNN4486, PMNN4487, and PMNN4494 outlined in blue above are not IS (intrinsically-safe) and can be used with APX 8000, 7000, and 6000. The NNTN8930 and NNTN8921 outlined in yellow are IS (Div 1 & 2) for only APX 6000, 7000. The PMNN4504 and PMNN4505 outlined in red are designed for APX8000XE IS radios for Division 2 only.

We have been told the NNTN7038, PMNN4403, NNTN7034, NNTN7036, NNTN7037, NNTN7037, and NNTN7573 will be cancelled.

New APX IMPRES 2 Chargers Include USB Charging Ports

APX IMPRES 2 AC ChargerMotorola has introduced new IMPRES 2 chargers for the new APX batteries. The NNTN8860 single unit AC charger is more energy efficient and includes two USB charging ports. There is a switch to disable the condition/calibration features when needed. We have a NNTN8860 charger bundled with the PMNN4486 3,400 mAh battery at a lower price. The PMNN4486 has 33% more capacity without extending the length and is the preferred choice by our local customers.

There is also a multi-unit NNTN8844 charger that has six APX radio NNTN8844 and 6 PMNN4486 IMPRES 2 Bundle for APXpockets and six more USB charging ports. Each pocket also has a display for reading battery data. We also offer this charger with six PMNN4486 batteries in a discounted price bundle.

This charger is designed for long term battery storage and has a switch for maintaining batteries at 50% and 75% capacity levels. The first pocket provides additional battery data including IMPRES vs. non- IMPRES charge cycles, potential, rated, and initial capacity.

Motorola Minitor VI – Buy the Intrinsically-safe Model or Not?

Motorola Minitor VI PagerWith the introduction of the Motorola Solutions Minitor VI fire pager, you now have the choice between a UL certified intrinsically-safe model or one that does not have the certification.

Intrinsically-safe electronic equipment can be used in hazardous atmospheres with dangerous concentrations of flammable gases or dust. Non-intrinsically-safe electronic devices could cause an explosion by creating a spark or excessive heat.

Minitor VI ANSI/ISA TIA 4950

Should I Order an Intrinsically-Safe Minitor VI?

Unless your fire department has a formal intrinsic safety program, you probably should save the $50 and buy the non-intrinsically-safe model. Another way to determine if you need IS is to check your radio for the FM Certification label. If your radio is not IS then your Minitor VI should not need the certification.

How to Choose the Correct Vertex Standard Radio Battery

Vertex Standard LogoVertex Standard recently introduced a new UNI energy platform that will eventually provide compatibility for all radio model batteries from a single charger. Older legacy chargers are not compatible with the lower cost UNI style batteries. During the transition you must be careful when choosing replacement batteries.

Vertex Universal (UNI) Chargers Require (UNI) Style Batteries

Vertex Standard UNI ChargerThe new XUAAJ72X001 VAC-UNI universal style single unit AC charger has a round pocket unlike the legacy chargers that have square corners. There is a 6 pocket 120V AC charger too. The model number is XUAAK44X001 VAC-6058. Both are compatible with UNI style batteries for the VX-231, VX-350, VX-450, and EVX-530 series so far.

Vertex Universal Charger & Compatible Batteries

Older VAC-300, VAC-450 Chargers Require Legacy Batteries

Vertex Standard Legacy ChargerThe VAC-300 and VAC-450 legacy chargers have a more square footprint. They are not compatible with the new lower cost UNI batteries. These chargers are included with VX-231, VX-350, and VX-450 series radios. The eVerge EVX-530 series includes the new UNI style.

The chart below shows the legacy batteries and chargers.

Vertex VAC-300, VAC-450 Compatibility ChartMore UNI Style Batteries Coming Soon

UNI batteries for the VX-820 Series, VX-920 Series, P25 portables and cancelled models of the VX-410/420 Series and VX-160 series will have UNI solutions available soon.  We expect to see legacy chargers cancelled next year.

Link to our Vertex Standard radio, battery, and accessory pricing.

Motorola IMPRES Battery Tips and Charger Indicator Lights

Proper IMPRES Battery Care Starts With Initialization

Motorola IMPRES ChargerA Motorola IMPRES battery must be initialized by an IMPRES charger the first time it is charged. This process is indicated by a STEADY YELLOW light on the charger indicator (the same as if the battery were reconditioning). The process is automatic, includes an initial reconditioning of the battery, and begins charging upon completion of this process.

This process requires approximately 12 hours depending on the capacity. Do not remove the battery from the charger until the STEADY GREEN light is on.

IMPRES Indicator Light Chart with Explanations

Motorola IMPRES Charger Light Indicators

IMPRES Automatic Battery Conditioning

Motorola IMPRES Adaptive Chargers, when used in conjunction with a Motorola IMPRES battery, have the ability to determine the appropriate time to recondition the battery. When an IMPRES battery is properly inserted into the charger, the charger determines if it is appropriate to recondition the battery. If the battery needs reconditioning, the charger automatically indicates a STEADY YELLOW.

This process may take up to 12 hours to complete, depending upon the state of charge and capacity rating of the battery when it is inserted. It is important to note, for this process to be effective, the IMPRES battery must be allowed to complete the recondition/recharge process. Leave the battery in the charger until the charger indicates a STEADY GREEN. At the completion of the recondition cycle, the charger automatically recharges the IMPRES battery.

How to Terminate the IMPRES Conditioning Process

At any time during the reconditioning process of a Motorola IMPRES battery (STEADY YELLOW indication), reconditioning may be terminated by removing and reinserting the battery back into the charger within 5 seconds. This causes the charger to terminate the reconditioning process and begin the charging process. The charger indicator changes to a STEADY RED. The charger will attempt to recondition the battery at the next battery insertion.

Manually Initiating the IMPRES Reconditioning Process

Within 2-1/2 minutes of the initial insertion of an IMPRES battery (STEADY RED indication), remove and reinsert the battery within 5 seconds to manually force reconditioning to occur. The charger indicator changes from a STEADY RED to a STEADY YELLOW. This forces the charger to recondition and automatically recharge the battery. This is a useful feature to have when IMPRES batteries have been in storage for several months or longer. Two or three manual recondition cycles may be required to rejuvenate the batteries, due to long term storage conditions.