Question about Motorola T5000 Two Pack 2-Way Radios with 5 Mile Range
The NiCd battery, part number 53615, with your radios has a life expectancy of 18-24 months. You mention your radios are 2 years old, this would indicate you need to replace your rechargeable NiCd batteries. These are readily available from a Motorola dealer or possibly from your local discount chain store where the radios are available. The cost should be around $12-$13 ea. (US dollars)
There is no need to replace your charger unless you feel there is a problem with it. It is best to use the type of battery the radio was designed to use. In this case what you need is NiCd. Your radios should work fine with a new set of batteries.
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
I'm assuming you're using the NiCd batteries. NiCd batteries do not last forever and need to be replaced when they show a resistance to beign charged. To optimize the life of these batteries you need to let them fully discharge before attempting to charge them. This is impractical most of the time.
You have two choices:
1. Purchase a NiMH charger and AA batteries and use that INSTEAD of the CHARGER STAND and NiCd batteries. This type of battery can be recharged without the problems discussed earlier and will last longer... or
2. Purchase another NiCd battery pack.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
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