Improved Warranty and IP Rating
Motorola 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 “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.The 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
Motorola 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 pockets 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.
Six Dual Charger Pockets in an Ultra-Compact Footprint
Power Products recently announced a new Endura rapid charger that will charge up to twelve batteries while on or off the radios. The charger includes six dual replaceable pockets in a small footprint measuring only 20 x 6 inches. Radios or batteries can be placed in the front or rear position of each pocket.
An external (100V-240V) AC power supply and cord is included. There are LED’s that provide charging status for all 12 pockets. The charger with power supply weighs only 5.5 lbs and supports all battery types including Li-ion, LiPo, NiMH, and NiCd chemistries.
Dual Pod Design Provides Flexibility and Single Screw Replacement
The TWC12M uses the same pod as the Endura TWC2M dual slot charger. The pods are easy to replace if you change radio models or if you have a mixed fleet. Each pod will charge two batteries for a specific radio type but don’t have to be the same chemistry. The dual pods are available for most radio brands including Motorola, Vertex Standard, Kenwood, Harris, Hytera, Icom, and Relm.
We are impressed with the Endura’s small footprint and 12 slot capacity. We also like the flexibility of replacing pods if you ever change radio models. The charger has a one year warranty from Power Products and is now shipping.
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New Form Factor Saves Space and Can be Wall Mounted
Motorola announced the new NNTN8353 120V AC multi-unit charger for the CP150, CP200, CP200 XLS, and PR400 portable radios. The new charger’s footprint at 6″ H x 17.5″ W x 11.5″ D will save desk space or it can be mounted with the optional NLN7967A wall kit. It will charge batteries attached to radios and/or spares.
The recently announced NNTN8353 charger will replace the WPLN4161 multi-unit charger after existing inventory is depleted. The WPLN4161 used single round charger pockets in a heavy steel shell. The older charger could not be wall mounted and and used an external 120V AC power supply.
Compatible with All Battery Chemistry Types
The NNTN8353 is compatible with the Motorola standard high-capacity NNTN4497 (2,190 mAh) and slim NNTN4970 (1,600 mAh) Li-ion batteries that are lighter and provide longer talk time. NiHM battery types including the PR400 NNTN4852 FM Approved Intrinsically-safe battery will rapid charge in 2-3 hours. The charger is also compatible with the NNTN4496 NiCD batteries that were recently discontinued.
Charger Indicator Lights Provide Status of each Battery
Digital displays are not available for the NNTN8353 and it does not provide IMPRES automatic conditioning. Each pocket has a tri-color LED indicator light that provides the status of the battery:
- No light – battery not inserted correctly
- Steady Red – rapid charge mode
- Blinking Red – Not chargeable or not making proper contact
- Blinking Yellow – Waiting to charge (be patient)
- Blinking Green – 90% charged
- Steady Green – 100% charged
Update 12/11/2013 – The NNTN8353 was cancelled with the introduction of the new digital MOTOTRBO CP200d DMR radio. It has been replaced by the PMLN6588 six pocket charger that has a smaller footprint and lower price.