Batteries and chargers spotlight: Lithium batteries emerge for various portable radios
Honeywell said its new Lithium Polymer battery series significantly improves the performance of Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems (formerly M/A-COM) and Motorola public-safety radios. Advantages include extended runtimes, 650-hour-plus cycle life, lighter weight and no memory effect, according to the company. The HMA2104-LIP battery enables as much as 32 hours of runtime for M/A-COM P7100/P7200 series radios. The H8610-LIP battery allows more than 20 hours of runtime for Motorola XTS 3000/5000 radios. In addition, a full line of multi-chemistry chargers are available to charge NiCd, NiMH, Lithium-ion and Lithium Polymer batteries. Also, upgrades to existing M/A-COM chargers CH-104560-026 and CH-104570-026 are available that let users use the Lithium Polymer batteries.
Energy Power Solutions offers a new line of Lithium-ion batteries for the Kenwood 60/70 and 80/90 series radios. Lithium-ion versions provide longer runtimes, lighter battery weight and no memory effect compared to NiCd or NiMh batteries, the company said. In addition, Energy Power offers a full line of universal chargers that are compatible with NiCd, NiMh and Lithium-ion chemistries.
Batteries and chargers vendors
Advance Tec Industries ■ Advanced Charger Technology Inc. ■ Battery Zone Inc. ■ Cadex Electronics ■ Cut-Rate Batteries ■ Duracomm ■ DX Radio Systems Inc. ■ EF Johnson Technologies ■ Etherstack ■ Harris/RF Communications ■ HauteSpot Networks ■ Honeywell/Global Technology Systems ■ IdaTech ■ Impact Radio Accessories ■ Intelligent Technologies LLC ■ Kenwood Communications ■ Midland Radio Corp. ■ Motorola ■ Multiplier Industries ■ North American Battery Co. ■ Priam Technology ■ Relm Wireless ■ Samlex ■ Tait North America ■ Thales Communications ■ Valesco Battery Support Systems ■ W&W Manufacturing ■ For complete listings of battery and charger vendors, visit directory.urgentcomm.com.