Portable Battery Care and Tips
Ever wonder if your portable battery is still performing to the capacity it was when it was first purchased. Portable battery life is 12-18 months and then it should be replaced. Signs that your battery may not be at the capcity it needs to be are no transmit and not lasting a shift. Rassbach Communications can analyze your battery and determine what capacity it is functioning at. If you have questions regarding your battery care contact us today!
OEM rechargeable batteries were designed and precisely manufactured by their engineers to ensure optimum portable radio performance. When staying productive means staying in touch, you need batteries you can depend on day in and day out. You can trust OEM batteries to work better and last longer then ordinary replacement batteries-maximizing productivity and keeping your people in touch.
- Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)
Currently the most cost effective chemistry on the market, Nickel Cadmium batteries give you more watt-hours of operation (per shift) for the least amount of money. These versatile batteries can operate under extreme conditions of cold or heat. NiCd's major drawback is it's susceptibility to memory effect and not utilizing its full capacity.
- Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
This battery chemistry provides 40-50% longer operation than NiCd. While NiMH batteries are slightly more expensive than NiCd, they are less prone to memory effect, and are more environmentally friendly for easier disposal.
- Lithium Ion (Li Ion)
One of the major advantages of Lithium Ion batteries is their power-to-weight ratio, easily exceeding that of NiMH for a lighter, smaller power supply. These high tech batteries offer a longer operating time and the advantage of not experiencing memory effect.
- IMPRES Batteries
Patented Motorola IMPRES technology is the key to these batteries long talk time and ease of use. Each battery has a unique chip, and keeps track internally of usage and charging history. With a companion IMPRES charger, they receive automatic ongoing battery maintenance - including rapid charging, low current trickle charging, zero-current maintenance with top-off bursts, plus reconditioning cycles when necessary. This automated process works to diminish memory effect and optimize the cycle life of the battery and maximize talk time. Damaging heat build-up is controlled, and memory effect is virtually eliminated with nickel-based chemistries.
IMPRES chargers are compatible with non-IMPRES Motorola batteries, making the migration to all IMPRES much easier. However, automatic reconditioning and all other IMPRES features are are realized only when using Motorola IMPRES batteries and chargers.
When used exclusively with IMPRES chargers, IMPRES batteries carry extended capacity warranties, 18-24 months, that continue six months longer than Motorola Premium battery warranties. IMPRES chargers have a two year warranty.
Unication Pager Battery Care and Tips
Batteries & Cold Weather
As with any battery operated device, freezing temperatures of 30 degrees and below may impact the G1's battery life. The following preventative measures are recommended to maximize battery performance in cold temperatures.
• Ensure that batteries are fully charged prior to any extended exposure to freezing temperatures. Do not leave your G1 in exposed temperatures for long periods of time. It is recommended to keep the pager on you as body warmth helps to protect from cold conditions.
• Replacing your G1 batteries every 6 months is strongly recommended. Replacing your G1 batteries before the start of the cold season will help to maximize battery life. For optimal performance, Unication recommends using at least 1000 mAh NiMH rechargeable batteries.
Replace G1 Batteries Every 6 Months
For optimal performance G1 Batteries should be replaced every 6 months.
Unication strongly recommends using 1000 mAh NiMH PowerEx rechargeable batteries.