More Battery Life

How to get more battery life?

  • DO charge your new battery overnight (14-16 hours) before using it. This is referred to as “initializing” and will enable you to obtain maximum battery capacity.
  • DO store new/unused batteries at room temperature in a cool, dry area. New batteries can be stored up to two years without significant cycle loss.
  • DO charge overnight, the batteries that have been in storage.
  • DO leave battery in charger for an additional 1-2 hours after the GREEN light appears (when using a Motorola Rapid Charger).
  • DO charge batteries only when they are fully discharged. If it isn’t fully discharged, don’t recharge (We recommend you purchase a second battery for multiple/longer duty cycle applications).
  • DO stabilize the battery to room temperature (72 F) BEFORE charging.
  • DO use only Motorola brand chargers. Motorola Batteries and Chargers have been designed to operate as an integrated energy system.

  • DON’T charge below 40 F or above 104 F. This will DECREASE CYCLE LIFE.
  • DON’T leave your radio and battery in the charger when not charging. Continuous charging will shorten battery life (Don’t use your charger as a radio stand).
  • DON’T return fully charged batteries to the charger for an “extra boost.” This will SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE CYCLE LIFE