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Thefish561

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I am not sure if this is the right place but here it is..

I am currently working on a project in my department to replace our motorola batteries more frequently. Does anyone have any or know where I can find some data or info as to the life span of the batteries and/or care and maintenance of them. We currently have batteries that are several years old and simply dont hold a charge more than 2 hours. Any help would be greatly appreiciated
 

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I am not sure if this is the right place but here it is..

I am currently working on a project in my department to replace our motorola batteries more frequently. Does anyone have any or know where I can find some data or info as to the life span of the batteries and/or care and maintenance of them. We currently have batteries that are several years old and simply dont hold a charge more than 2 hours. Any help would be greatly appreiciated
We use a Cadex 7000 Analyzer/Conditioner on our batteries and even with that
since the batteries get so abused and returned so un-often for conditioning we
only get about 2 or 3 years out of them and even that is a stretch. If you can
get the users to return them on a regular basis they may last longer.
 

Luis_R

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Batteries have a reliable life span of about 500 cycles. Meaning each time you put a battery in a charger is a cycle. If you have a conditioning charger, it can prolong the life. But as mentioned before, it has to be done regularly and properly.
 

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We went from practically zero battery maintenance and replacement of batteries at about the 22 month point (18 month warranty from the vendor, so some got warrantied out...), to where we try and be hands on with each battery and condition on the Cadex unit every 90 days. Our average battery life is now about 2.5 to 3.5 years, minus those where clips break, or there is physical damage to the battery.

Of course, with the newer XTS radios and the Impres batteries, the battery decides when it needs to be conditioned and it happens automatically. We also have less "battery creep" with these batteries for some reason.
 
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