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CP200d programming cable

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matt131

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Hello,

does anyone know if the CP200d can be programmed via the programming cable for the regular CP200 radio?

Thank you!
 

cabletech

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The only differance between the 200 and the 200d is, the d model has capiablity for digital mototrbo.

It takes the same cable and acceseriories as the standard 200, however it may use a differant cps.
 

mikewazowski

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Pretty sure that the programming cable is different as well. The one I saw looked like the radio end had a USB plug like the SL series while the CP200 uses a stereo plug.

Wouldn't be the first time and probably isn't the last time Cabletech is wrong about a Motorola product.
 

phillydjdan

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So is the micro USB cable a standard USB cable or is there some silly circuitry in the cable that requires you buy THEIR cable? For the 200D, I mean...
 

nanZor

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I used a Samsung cellphone charger micro-usb cable to do the programming on my CP200D. Worked fine. The housing was also slim enough to allow it to be pushed in for a nice fit.
 

nanZor

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No problem. Note that this is my *personal* radio, where I'm willing to take a chance.

Any corporate, security, safety or otherwise should use the recommended Motorola cables, for both programming and firmware updates.
 
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I tend to use whatever micro-USB cable I have available at work for the CP200d, SL300, SL3500 and SL7550(e) just like I use what ever USB-B (printer) cable I have available for the SLR and MTR3000 repeaters.
 

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The Motorola cable is just a glorified Micro USB. I used my Samsung cable with success on both my CP200d and my SL300.

The accessories are the same. The little digital symbol doesn't mean squat. Accessories without it will work just fine on the 200d and accessories with it will work just fine on the 200. Motorola just wants you to buy an "optimized for digital" accessory because they want to make money and rope consumers into thinking you have to get a new speaker mic. You don't.
 
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