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    Default XTS 5000/3000 Current Battery Preferences?

    Since the last thread concerning this topic was a couple years old, I decided to start a fresh one rather than revive the old one.

    What do people currently like for aftermarket XTS batteries? I use IMPRES day-to-day but sometimes need extra batteries when loaning out radios for special events.

    In the past, I have used Multiplier batteries and I'm considering ordering some M8923-HX units. However, looking at old posts and those concerning other radio models, I see that some like the lesser-known options as well.

    Suggestions regarding both batteries and vendors are appreciated.

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    It's been a while but I remember imax_expert on ebay having a good selection of nimh batteries. I never had any issues but I'm sure those on here with more experience can chime in.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2100mAh-NTN...0/162740763852

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    I have used batteries from imax_expert for a couple years on some different radios. Their customer support is great, battery stopped working after a little over a year and they replaced it for no cost. I use iMPRES batteries for my daily carry radios for a number of different reasons but at the same time I don't mind grabbing one of my other batteries from imax_expert and use that if I forget to charge the IMPRES one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA_XTS View Post

    What do people currently like for aftermarket XTS batteries? I use IMPRES day-to-day but sometimes need extra batteries when loaning out radios for special events.

    As soon as I read the OP I wanted to recommend imax_expert... but two other folks beat me there. I have a stack of the 3800mAh ones for the HT1000s and they've met all expectations.

    My application for the extended capacity is a multi-day backcountry ski trip, so cold+time is the enemy. I see they have a 4200mAh for the XTS, to me that'd be worth the premium.

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    I've been finding some nice condition NNTN6034B from time to time on "The Bay' in quantity. I haven't seen some in a while but I picked up a gaggle at $25 each with most 95% or higher capacity.

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    We have had pretty good luck with GTS batteries. We use them only for event radios. XTS2500's and 5000's unknown how well they work with 3k's.

    Just FYI...In addition they make an APX battery that is IMPESS compatible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moetorola View Post
    Just FYI...In addition they make an APX battery that is IMPESS compatible.
    Fair warning about APXes and non-OEM batteries... R18 firmware will cause the radio to periodically bonk and flash "UNK BATT" with a non-OEM battery attached (randomly, maybe once every 5 minutes or so) but will work normally otherwise, minus the battery gauge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorola_otaku View Post
    Fair warning about APXes and non-OEM batteries... R18 firmware will cause the radio to periodically bonk and flash "UNK BATT" with a non-OEM battery attached (randomly, maybe once every 5 minutes or so) but will work normally otherwise, minus the battery gauge.
    The GTS Battery Part#H7038-G-LiP with IMPRES works fine on my 7k with FW18.21.00
    Note: I have radio cert type=None
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    Quote Originally Posted by moetorola View Post
    The GTS Battery Part#H7038-G-LiP with IMPRES works fine on my 7k with FW18.21.00
    Note: I have radio cert type=None
    Okay, it may be an 8000 thing... my 8000XE 3.5 also at 18.21 does the periodic bonk with no battery type selected.
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    My 8000 does some weird stuff with batteries, too. It doesn't seem to like IMPRES2 batteries! It says "Wrong Battery Type" and comes up with a red stripe error message on the screen.

    I have double checked the type is not set to IS or anything special in CPS, it's just weird about them for some reason. That was back when I had R16 firmware loaded, and they came out with that cert type stuff in R15 or R16, IIRC. I never did figure it out and wound up giving away the battery to a buddy that had a 7000 on which (with the same firmware!) it worked fine. I am trying to remember if I upgraded to R17 (where it's at now) before I gave the battery up or after, but I think I went to R17 and tried it and it still had the problem, so I gave away the battery since I'm not going any higher than R17 on my personal radio.

    Never did figure it out, and never heard anyone else complain of a similar problem, which I would think people would have mentioned if it was a problem with all 8000's using IMPRES2 batteries. Strange.

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    We have had good luck using the Multiplier M8923HX (NiMH 7.5V 3800maH) in the Motorola XTS3000/5000 units.
    Purchased in bulk (50+) at around $38 each.
    We normally replace them every 3 years, but the guys aren't very careful with charging, etc. so life expectancy isn't great.
    They last 100% of a duty shift (8 hours) and we had very few failures in 4-5 years of using them.

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    We have had pretty good luck with IMPRES NNTN6034B (Li-Ion 4500 mAh) in the XTS5000 units.

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    I have used the Multiplier M8923HX in both my XTS5000 II and XTS3000 II with no issues. They normally last around 8-9 hours in my experience.