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Just received an XTS 1500 with battery of ebay, but that battery has green printing on the back of it instead of black. Everything else looks legit about the battery, just the lettering is green. Anyone ever seen a green one?
 

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Many M batteries I have seen have green printing, for everything but the corporate badging.
 
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The green lettering signifies that it is intrinsically safe, specific radio models are rated intrnisically safe and to maintain that rating they must use a battery specifacially rated also. The radioss usually have a green dot on the bottom of the case and an additional FM label inside.
 

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Correct, the green labeling is perfectly legit and it signifies that the battery itself is "Intrinsically Safe." This means that it was specially designed for use in hazardous environments where other electronics could not be used (for example, in a gas leak where it would be possible for a normal radio to cause a spark that could cause an explosion of the gas in the air). Like RFRadioConsult said it's not safe unless you use the battery along with an Intrinsically Safe radio. However, the battery will work just fine in a normal, non-IS radio.
 

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Correct, the green labeling is perfectly legit and it signifies that the battery itself is "Intrinsically Safe." This means that it was specially designed for use in hazardous environments where other electronics could not be used (for example, in a gas leak where it would be possible for a normal radio to cause a spark that could cause an explosion of the gas in the air). Like RFRadioConsult said it's not safe unless you use the battery along with an Intrinsically Safe radio. However, the battery will work just fine in a normal, non-IS radio.
Thanks for the help! Ive learned to be very careful with batteries. Faking batteries has become as prevalent as printing fake money in china
 

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A decent fake will have the same printing, but the printing and case will be of inferior quality.

If you search for "counterfeit Icom" you can see how far some fakes will go.
 
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