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TK-2180 Li-ION battery

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What is the model number for the thinnest Li-Ion battery for the TK-2180? I ordered an aftermarket KNB-33L but it is the same size as my OEM KNB-32N battery. I am looking for the smallest battery possible. Thanks
 

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Looks like the KNB-33L is the lowest capacity (read size) available from Kenwood in Li-Ion. From the after market I don't have a clue. I find the one I have is a nice complement to the radio profile.
 

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Kenwood makes three different batteries.

1400mAh- Ni-Cd
1700mAh Li-Ion
2100mAh Ni-Mh

From physical size, the Li-Ion is the smallest. All aftermarkets are going to be the same exact size AFAIK.
 

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The aftermarket batteries don't hold a charge very well in my opinion, I purchased 2 of them and they don't seem to hold onto a charge like a Lithium battery should!
 

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i got 2 new KNB-32N 2100mAh Ni-Mh coming for my Nx-210 i heard they are very good and last a long time...
 

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Kenwood makes three different batteries.

1400mAh- Ni-Cd
1700mAh Li-Ion
2100mAh Ni-Mh

From physical size, the Li-Ion is the smallest. All aftermarkets are going to be the same exact size AFAIK.
I have a bunch of KNB-32 batteries that say 2500MAH

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The newest KNB-33L batteries from Kenwood are now rated at 2000mAH instead of 1700mAH, and these are the thinnest ones.
 

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i got 2 new KNB-32N 2100mAh Ni-Mh coming for my Nx-210 i heard they are very good and last a long time...
The KBN-32N for the NX-210 should be a 2500 mAh battery. While it does have a very good battery life, -Cd and -MH batteries suffer from "memory charge" effect and all-in-all are an older technology than the Li-ion or Li-Po models. Nothing to write home about, though. You should be happy with the results.

I have a bunch of KNB-32 batteries that say 2500MAH

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That is for the MPT1327 version of the 3/2180

KNB-31A: 1700 mAh, Ni-Cd
KNB-32N: 2500 mAh, Ni-MH
KNB-33L: 1700 mAh, Li-ion (what I have)
KNB-41NC: 2500 mAh, Ni-MH

The newest KNB-33L batteries from Kenwood are now rated at 2000mAH instead of 1700mAH, and these are the thinnest ones.
You are correct, sir. I realized I have a battery from the MPT model. Listed for the standard analog trunking TK-2180/3180:

KNB-33L: 2000 mAh, Li-ion
KNB-54N: 2500 mAh, Ni-MH
KNB-41NC: 2500 mAh, Ni-MH
 
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That is for the MPT1327 version of the 3/2180

KNB-31A: 1700 mAh, Ni-Cd
KNB-32N: 2500 mAh, Ni-MH
KNB-33L: 1700 mAh, Li-ion (what I have)
KNB-41NC: 2500 mAh, Ni-MH
I'm not sure what you mean there. Neither my TK-2180 or my NX-220 are MPT1327 radios.

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I mean the KNB-32N is only listed for the MPT radios. I don't see the -32 for the regular 2180 anywhere. But thats sold as-is today. I have no idea what they were doing beforehand.

Agree to disagree :)
 

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I mean the KNB-32N is only listed for the MPT radios. I don't see the -32 for the regular 2180 anywhere. But thats sold as-is today. I have no idea what they were doing beforehand.

Agree to disagree :)
Ah... I got ya...


When work gave me my NX-210 a couple months ago, it came with KNB-32N batteries.

But, I think we're big enough that kenwood just does whatever they're told

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