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HT600/MT1000 batteries?

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kg4ivt

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Believe it or not, I use an MT1000 daily for work but the ancient NiCd packs I have are not making it through an entire work day. I am currently in the process of modifying my NTN4633A charger to charge NiMH and NiCd packs but am curious as to where most of you folks buy your batteries. I've never had to buy a Motorola radio battery before and there seem to be a million different places online to get them for these particular radios but I'm skeptical of some vendors I'm finding.

Where do most of you guys purchase your batteries from and if any of you are still using these Genesis-series bricks, which manufacturer's batteries do you prefer?

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I recommend Arromax too they have pretty decent batteries and they wont charge you a arm and a leg and then some.
 

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I have dealt with Arrowmax too in the past, and have not had issues, but mostly bought accessories.

Another "cheapo" battery seller you might consider is imax expert. Have bought several dozen batteries from them, mainly HT1000/HT1250/XTS2500's, and considering the prices, have not had any issues with medium to heavy use.

kenwood KNB-15, Motorola saber items in icom batteries store on eBay!

I have never had to return a battery, but did return a bunch of speaker mics that I bought and did not like (not defective, just didn't like them). They took them back no questions asked and refunded me promptly. So for whatever it's worth, their customer service seems to be up to par if you did have an issue. Good luck.
 
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