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Tait TP9100 battery

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Will001

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Hello everyone, I am thinking about purchasing a Tait TP9100 off of eBay, but it doesn't come with a battery. I looked online for a battery pack, but it was 40 dollars at the cheapest. If anybody knew where I can buy a battery for the 9100 if I get it, that would be great.
 

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Your not likely to find the batteries cheaper than that, unless you buy used.
 

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Cheapest new aftermarket battery packs I could find online in the U.S was USD $ 48.00 Japanese Ni-Cad cells but only rated at 1500mAh. No belt clip included.

The downside even in receive only applications is about 8 hours operating at moderate volume and memory effect from infrequent or inconsistent charging.

Same supplier had Lithium Polymer 2500mAh option for USD $ 66.00. Belt clip included.

I'm not sure they ship overseas so haven't tried them yet.

I own a half dozen TP9160's and despite the pocket pain the Li Polymer option rated 2500mAh is a far superior choice. High capacity and without the large cell weight and cover a 12 hour shift on a single charge TX/RX.

I have only used factory Lithium Polymer batteries TPA-BA-206 + factory fast charger TPA-CH-002. I've got two batteries at 6+ years old consistently giving 10 hours service which is well past there expected service date. For a factory LiPoly 2500mAh here lists at equivalent to about USD $ 105.00

Great radio, don't cheap out on the battery !
 

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Thanks for the comeback, I was only going to get the TP9100 to listen to P25 transmissions on VHF. I might just end up going with a Motorola...
 

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I agree, a beat to death Motorola XTS3000 Model I or Model II is your destiny and price point I suspect.

Nothing wrong with that but if they do develop a significant fault throw it in the bin and just buy another as they are really starting to show their age.

Cheers
 
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