It happens more often than you might think… an employee comes in to tell the boss “someone ran over my radio”.
This bulging DTR series battery is from a radio that came into Delmmar’s 2-way radio repair center for repair. The customer has chosen to have their DTR650 radio repaired
Continual use of an old or bad battery can eventually cause wear and tear to the radio itself, resulting in the need for repair.
We often are asked by friends, family and clients about the status of 2-way radio in a world where everyone seems to be carrying their own personal communications device, a cell phone. Here are some of our thoughts and thoughts of those in this industry concerning this subject.
Many in the growing industry use push-to-talk radio technology instead of cellular for on-site communications. A variety of reasons include: two-way radios are dedicated primarily to voice capabilities, which support immediate person-to-person and group communications; and while smart phones provide many features and Apps, it is the simplicity of two-way radio that makes it attractive for situations where simple communication is important. Simply push the button and talk!
The advantages of digital two-way radios are much like you would have experience when changing to a digital cellphone a few years ago, 40% longer battery life, clearer transmissions, and a small to moderate increase in range.
Boxes and boxes of new replacement batteries, we are surrounded! During September, October, and even into November, we have the rare opportunity to purchase batteries at a enormous discount from Motorola. We are sharing the savings with our customers. Bulk Purchase batteries are available in 2-packs, 4-packs, and 8-packs. We’ve posted the popular battery models’ 4-pack pricing on…
The current NNTN4497 Li-Ion battery and the earlier NNTN4851 NiMH batteries need to use the fast rate charger to properly charge their battery packs. The fast rate charger is easy to differentiate from the trickle charger. The fast rate charging tray has outlines of several batteries depicted on the bottom of it, while the trickle charger has only one outline of a battery.
Radio battery life expectancy is a common topic of conversation among radio users. As a general rule rechargeable batteries last between 18-24 months, with some variation for chemistry types
All the month of June replacement radio batteries are on sale.