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APX IMPRES 2 Recondition Loop

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I have a new PMNN4486A being charged in a new NNTN8845A IMPRES 2 charger. When I insert the battery it, the LED goes orange as it has never been conditioned before. Once the the conditioning is finished it'll charge and display red LED. After a few hours when it seems like it is about to start flashing green, it becomes orange again, and it goes in this loop.

Any ideas or suggestions?
 

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Is power lost at all or the contacts are lost between battery and charger?
 

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Is the battery freshly new, or new old stock? Date code of 19xx or newer?

There have been issues reported with IMPRES 2 batteries that have been in storage for a long time without having been initialized or charged prior to being stored. This would primarily affect batteries with date codes of 16xx and 17xx, and perhaps even 18xx at this point.
 

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Is the battery freshly new, or new old stock? Date code of 19xx or newer?

There have been issues reported with IMPRES 2 batteries that have been in storage for a long time without having been initialized or charged prior to being stored. This would primarily affect batteries with date codes of 16xx and 17xx, and perhaps even 18xx at this point.
If I'm looking at the right number, it says 2012. I have attached a photo.
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Yup, 12th week of 2020 (the always forward-date the batteries), can't get much fresher than that. It would certainly be under warranty, so I'd try to get a replacement for it.

Do you happen to have a M3.5 APX that shows how many times the battery was charged and the capacity? Or better yet, an IMPRES battery reader?
 

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Yup, 12th week of 2020 (the always forward-date the batteries), can't get much fresher than that. It would certainly be under warranty, so I'd try to get a replacement for it.

Do you happen to have an M3.5 APX that shows how many times the battery was charged and the capacity? Or better yet, an IMPRES battery reader?
Why does Motorola forward-date the battery? My APX is M3.5, however, when I go into Battery Info it shows:
Charge --%
Rem. Cap --
Est Chgs --

I don't have an IMPRES battery reader, unfortunately.

I purchased this from a Motorola dealer in the USA (I'm in Australia). Would Motorola Solutions Australia honour the warranty replacement or would it have to be shipped back to the US?
 

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Why does Motorola forward-date the battery? My APX is M3.5, however, when I go into Battery Info it shows:
Charge --%
Rem. Cap --
Est Chgs --

I don't have an IMPRES battery reader, unfortunately.

I purchased this from a Motorola dealer in the USA (I'm in Australia). Would Motorola Solutions Australia honour the warranty replacement or would it have to be shipped back to the US?
So your warranty date isn't negatively impacted by sitting on a shelf before deployment.
 
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