Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Next Generation Motorola Solutions Chargers and Batteries launched for APX Radios

Motorola Solutions has launched new Next Generation Chargers and Batteries for the popular APX Series radios. With these new additions they will be cancelling several models of chargers and batteries, we will break those cancellations down below.

First let's talk about with makes the new IMPRES 2 chargers and batteries so much better.

IMPRES 2 Battery Features:
  • Increased Capacity (same size battery)
  • Increased Cycle Life (capacity warranty increases from 18 to 24 months)
  • Submersibility upgraded to IP68 Rugged
  • New UL TIA4950 DIV1 & ISA DIV2 certification
IMPRES 2 Charger Features:
  • User configurable charging process (MUC only)
  • User configurable pockets (MUC only)
  • Faster charge rates 
  • USB charging ports 
  • Enhanced battery diagnostic capability (MUC only)
  • Audio accessory management (MUC only)
  • Improved energy efficiency
Here are the new part numbers, typical capacity along with the battery they are replacing:
  • PMNN4485 - 2550mAh - replaces: PMNN4403
  • PMNN4486 - 3400mAh - replaces: NNTN7038
  • PMNN4487 - 4850mAh - replaces: NNTN7034
  • PMNN4494 - 5100mAh - replaces: Brand New
  • NNTN8930 - 2650mAh - replaces: Brand New
  • NNTN8921 - 4500mAh - replaces: Brand New
  • PMNN4504 - 3400mAh - replaces: Brand New
  • PMNN4505 - 4850mAh - replaces: Brand New
The following batteries are scheduled to be cancelled on or around August 1, 2016: 
NNTN7038, PMNN4403, NNTN7034, NNTN7037, NNTN7573 and NNTN7036.

Here are the new part numbers of the GEN2 Chargers:
  • NNTN8860A - GEN2 Single Unit 115v Only
  • NNTN8863A - GEN2 Single Unit 115v/240v Switching
  • NNTN8844A - GEN2 Multi Unit with 6-Displays
The following chargers are scheduled to be cancelled on or around August 15, 2016:
WPLN7080, NNTN7065 and NNTN7073.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Vertex Standard Expands Portfolio, Launches New EVX-261 and EVX-S24

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--()--Vertex Standard LMR, Inc., a leading manufacturer of two-way radios, today announced the launch of two digital portable radios – the EVX-261 and EVX-S24 – as the company celebrates its 60thanniversary. The devices build on Vertex Standard’s portfolio of products that help customers migrate from analog to digital. The radios will be showcased at this year’s annual International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE).

“We’ve been in the business of building quality radios for 60 years. There’s no better place to celebrate this milestone – and two new products – than at IWCE with our colleagues and, most importantly, our customers,” said Mike Petersen, director and general manager of Vertex Standard. “This anniversary gives us the opportunity to highlight our achievements, celebrate our commitment to customers and define the future of radio technology at Vertex Standard.”
The EVX-261 and EVX-S24 function in analog and digital, are easy-to-use and priced to meet customers’ needs. Both radios allow for critical, interference-free communications and interoperability with other communication devices. The EVX-261, available in mid-2016, is highly durable, delivering superior sound quality for industries such as manufacturing and construction. The EVX-S24, also available in mid-2016, is the smallest EVX series radio manufactured by Vertex Standard; its slim, lightweight body makes it ideal for the retail, education and hospitality markets.
“With the EVX-261 and EVX-S24, we are giving our customers the ability to do more for less, without sacrificing quality. This is what drives our business and innovation; our customers deserve to connect without compromise, and we will continue to develop products that deliver on this promise,” Petersen added.
About Vertex Standard
Established in 1956 with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Vertex Standard LMR, Inc. is a global manufacturer of two-way radio communications equipment sold and serviced through more than 1,000 dealerships in North America. All Vertex Standard radios sold in North America are covered with a three-year warranty backing of quality and reliability for maximum value. For more information on any Vertex Standard land mobile radio, visit, follow on Facebook or

Monday, March 21, 2016

Motorola Battery Storage, Handling and Care Tips


Battery capacity naturally decreases slowly over time and the MSI battery warranty begins when the battery is shipped, thus to take full advantage of your new battery’s capacity and warranty, use batteries promptly after purchase. Always charge your battery using the approved Motorola charger. Charging in non-Motorola chargers may lead to reduced performance and battery damage. If you need to store your new batteries prior to use, please be aware that proper storage guidelines and time durations must be followed.

  1. Do not store batteries with flammable materials.
  2. Remove battery from radio to eliminate radio as a source of additional current drain. Do not replace the battery in any area labeled “Hazardous Atmosphere”.
  3. Store batteries in a well ventilated, temperature (68°F/20°C to 86°F/30°C) and humidity (30%-60%) controlled environment.
  4. Optimal battery storage condition is 30%-50% charge state. New batteries should be stored as delivered from Motorola Solutions. Used batteries should be charged or discharged to approx 50%.
  5. Batteries removed from storage may take several charge / discharge cycles to achieve their optimal capacity. One or two reconditioning cycles will accelerate capacity recovery.
  6. Use the battery in accordance with its water and dust Ingress Protection (IP) rating.
  7. Don’t disassemble, crush, puncture, shred, or otherwise change the form of your battery. Don’t discard your battery in a fire.
  8. Don’t dry a wet battery with an appliance or heat source, such as a hair dryer or microwave oven. If the radio battery contacts are wet, dry the battery contacts before attaching the battery to the radio.
  9. Exercise care in handling any charged battery, particularly when placing it inside a pocket, purse, or other container with metal objects such as jewelry, keys or coins.
  10. For IMPRES batteries, the first battery charge should take place in an IMPRES desktop (not vehicular) charger for proper initialization of IMPRES data in battery memory. Allow the battery to be fully charged through a solid green LED charger status indication.

The batteries listed below contain additional active circuitry required to meet specific regulatory requirements. This circuitry increases the rate of self discharge. For best performance these batteries should be used within 1 month of receipt. However, if storage is required, the batteries should be charged to a 50% charge state every 6 months.

Active Circuitry Batteries

  • NNTN8287 Battery Li Ion IMPRES Intrinsically Safe CSA
  • NNTN8386 Battery Li Ion IMPRES Intrinsically Safe CSA
  • NNTN8359 Battery Li Ion IMPRES Intrinsically Safe IECEx/ATEX
  • NNTN5510 Battery Li Ion Intrinsically Safe IECEx/ATEX
  • NNTN7383 Battery Li Ion Intrinsically Safe IECEx/ATEX