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Motorola Battery Date Code Question

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Ok!
I know pretty much how to tell what year and week Motorola batteries are made. Now, today, I was looking at a spare
I received with a radio I bought and the 3 digit date code was 032. My question is this: is the 0 meant as 2010 or 2000?
When did Motorola switch to a 4 digit code?

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I'd guess 2000, I have 2014 stock and it's a four digit code.




Ok!
I know pretty much how to tell what year and week Motorola batteries are made. Now, today, I was looking at a spare
I received with a radio I bought and the 3 digit date code was 032. My question is this: is the 0 meant as 2010 or 2000?
When did Motorola switch to a 4 digit code?

Manny
 

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Could be either since they didn't go to four digits until sometime during 2012. What line is it from? That might help. Also, they did vary labels from time to time, i.e. older Jedi battery labels are distinct from newer ones.
 

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Yes, good point I just checked 2010 and 2011 batteries and there 3 digit codes.


Could be either since they didn't go to four digits until sometime during 2012. What line is it from? That might help. Also, they did vary labels from time to time, i.e. older Jedi battery labels are distinct from newer ones.
 

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After all that has been said on here, I'm tempted to say it's 2010. Look at the label of the battery in question on the right, then look at the 2008 battery label on the left. You guys decide!:

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Manny, I go by the cell origin country, I found that the "old " batteries ( 2000) were Japan cells and the "new" (2010) are China. Don
 

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Manny, I go by the cell origin country, I found that the "old " batteries ( 2000) were Japan cells and the "new" (2010) are China. Don
Thanks Don! I guess this means it's 2010 then! The battery gives me a good 6-8 hours of heavy use so it's still good at least for back up!
I know nickel metal and lithium Ion are the popular thing these days but these nicads are still alive and kicking!

Manny
 
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