In some cases, if you are having trouble with your two-way radio, it may be time to change the battery. Here are our top tips for knowing when it’s time to replace your two-way radio battery.
How to know when to replace your two-way radio battery?
Replace your battery if your date code on your two-way radio battery is over 18 months.
If the radio falls, do not use a damaged battery. A dropped radio can interfere with the chemicals in the radio battery, making the battery faulty and possibly unsafe.
It may be time to replace your battery, if the charge does not hold on the two-way radio, or if the battery does not charge on the dock.
How often should you replace a two-way radio battery?
Depending on the use of the radio battery, you should replace your two-way radio battery between 12 and 18 months.
Proper Maintenance and Care of Two-Way Radio Batteries
Before its initial use, charge your new battery overnight. This is called “initializing” and will help ensure that your battery has a maximum charge capacity.
Lithium-Ion and Polymer batteries should remain in the charger for 1-2 hours after the LED light indicates they are fully charged.
Before their initial charging and use, new batteries should be kept in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated storage location.
Used batteries that will be out of rotation for an extended period of time (30 days or more) should have a 50% charge and kept in a cool, dry place.
Do NOT use your charging station as a radio stand—batteries that are being used while also charging will suffer from shorter battery life
For teams and organizations that require longer operating times, have spare batteries that can be swapped in while other batteries are being charged
Rapid-charge stations will show green (ready) lights after two hours—you should allow the battery charge for another 1-2 hours to be sure it’s fully recharged
Use a battery until it is as close to 0% as possible; charging batteries before they have used up their energy can shorten the life of the battery.
Fully charged batteries will not get an “extra boost” by putting them in a charging station. This will only shorten the life of your battery.
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