When responding to an emergency, coordinating a mobile workforce, or communicating critical information, your radio is essential to your operations. But your radio is only as strong as the battery that powers it.
We supply a full suite of Dallas Motorola radio batteries for your two-way radio. Visit our website today for a complete listing of Motorola two-way radio batteries in Dallas. To help you get the most out of your batteries, where are 10 battery care tips you need to know.
1. Implement Proper Battery Storage
Store your Dallas Motorola radio batteries in a well ventilated, cool, and dry space. Ideally, your room is temperature controlled (68°F to 86°F) and humidity controlled (30% to 60%). Do not store your batteries with flammable materials, as accidents involving fire can damage your assets.
Avoid storing batteries attached to radios or host devices. If batteries are stored while attached to devices, it could cause a current drain on your battery. This will help minimize the battery’s optimal performance when you need your radio.
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2. Exercise Care When Handling
When handling any charged battery, particularly when placing inside a container, pocket, or purse, keep it away from metal objects. Tools, keys, and coins can short-circuit the battery, leading to high heat or leakage.
3. Inspect Your Batteries Regularly
Conduct monthly inspections of all battery contacts for dirt, grime, and dust. Clean contacts by gently rubbing them using a microfiber cloth or a lint-free cloth.
If contacts are worn, we recommend applying DeoxIT Gold on the radio side contacts using DeoxIT pen PN# G100P.
4. Charge Your Battery Correctly
Always charge your two-way radio batteries in Dallas within one month of receipt using a Motorola approved charger. Charging in non-Motorola chargers lead to reduced performance and battery damage.
The Motorola IMPRES battery charging and reconditioning system simplifies and automates maintenance. IMPRES batteries and chargers help lengthen battery life so that you’re confident your radio battery is ready when you are.
5. Pay Attention to IP Rating
Use your Motorola batteries in accordance with its Ingress Protection (IP) rating. This measures how much water and dust ingress the asset is protected against. Your IP rating can be seen on your battery label, data sheet, and on our website.
6. Don’t Change the Form of Your Battery
Avoid disassembling, crushing, puncturing, shredding, or otherwise changing the form of your Motorola battery. This can result in leakage or rupture and impact the safety of everyone who handles the battery.
Damaged batteries should always be replaced for radio optimization, power efficiency, and safety of personnel. Mismanagement of your battery fleet can impact the equipment that the battery powers and the people who use them.
7. Discard Old and Used Batteries Accordingly
Rechargeable batteries should not be placed in the trash or dumpster or placed in a fire. Your batteries may leak or rupture, causing hazardous materials to be released into the environment. Always follow Texas state laws and regulations for recycling any batteries you use.
8. Avoid Contact From Heat Sources
If your battery becomes damp or wet, don’t dry it with an appliance or heat source, such as a hair dryer or microwave. If the radio battery contacts are wet, use a microfiber cloth or lint-free cloth to dry the contacts before attaching the battery to the radio.
9. Periodically Recharge Batteries in Storage
For maintenance purposes, batteries removed from service for storage should be charged to 50% state of charge every nine months. New batteries that have been placed directly into storage must be charged to greater than 50% (but less than 100%) within one month of receipt.
Batteries removed from storage may take several cycles to achieve their optimal capacity. One or two reconditioning cycles will accelerate capacity recovery.
10. Always Use Motorola Batteries With Motorola Two-Way Radios
For 10 years, Dallas Motorola IMPRES batteries have been there when it mattered most. While other organizations use batteries from third-parties for their devices, Motorola has developed their own superior batteries to enhance the performance of Motorola radios and avoid hazards.
With Dallas Motorola IMPRES batteries, your team can rely on equipment that outperforms the competition. For a complete list of specifications, data sheets, and brochures on two-way radio batteries Dallas, visit our website.