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    So anyone had any luck with these Emerging power Orange Li-Polymer XTS batteries? There is a guy selling for $10 +5 shipping.. So for $15 I will try one...


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    I use them daily and they work well(and are very light). $15 is dirt cheap if they are in decent condition. can you provide a link ? I will grab some as well

    https://www.p25.ca/threads/2719-2-XT...9439#post19439

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    Just tried to buy 10 of them. Crazy that a buyer with 650+ positive feedback cannot purchase a $10 item online, yet if I register a new account based in the USA with no history I could purchase.

    Sorry, this item cannot be shipped to Australia.


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    Well, I just ordered 6 of them. They have dropped the price to $10.00 each - how could you go wrong at that price? I have paid more for 10 year old NOS Moto batteries.

    I guess we'll see how they are...

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    Is there a shipping restriction of some kind on Lithium Polymer batteries? I know some batteries can't be shipped by air.

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    I just bought 3 of them. I guess we will see if there any good..

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    Quote Originally Posted by com501 View Post
    Is there a shipping restriction of some kind on Lithium Polymer batteries? I know some batteries can't be shipped by air.
    Nope! FedEx I know wiil ship them as long as its labeled on the box.

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    Some people just don't want to go through the hassle of international shipping with customs forms etc. GARY

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    FWIW, I bought 6 of them, have used 2 so far and they seem to have the stated capacities (3300 mAH) or more. The things last for 2 DAYS scanning w/no TX on an XTS5000! Wow. And they weigh about 1/4 of what a high-cap 4000 mAH battery weighs. If you look through them with a very bright light, you can see it looks like 4 or 6 cell fone square Li-Polymer battery packs inside. It will be interesting to dissect one when it dies.

    For the price, I'd say they are a steal. Plus the funky orange color is unique, and they weigh almost nothing.
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    I have been using these on my xts 5000.and I have to say these batteries are great..they are not Motorola but I think they are fantastic for the price..and I use my radio's a lot all day long and they just wont discharge.after 2 days I have to swap it out but for the price they are the best out there..if anyone is looking for a great quality battery this is it..

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    also I seen a guy selling these batteries at a ham fest over the weekened for triple the price..and I just checked and I do not see these for sale any longer..maybe they are waiting for a new shipment to come in over seas..

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    Hasn't Emerging power gone out of business? I heard rumors they no longer produce batteries

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    Maybe that's why they were blowing them out at $20 a pop. Too bad if true, they seemed rather decent, and a hell of a deal at that price.

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    Are they Impres-compatible?

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    Well, they don't have the internal IC that a true IMPRES battery has, they are proprietary to Motorola, I think they have licensed the technology to one other battery company but I think that's it. They charge fine in an IMPRES charger (that's what I'm using) because it's a smart charger that properly pulse-charges Li-Ion or Li-polymer batteries. The older MTS2000/XTS3000 chargers should work fine too as long as they are tri-chemistry upgraded (they bear a sticker on the bottom to that effect).

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    I wonder if one can see a battery gauge on the display of the radio with an EP battery attached

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    Since they don't have the proprietary IMPRES IC, No. But even the real IMPRES batteries are such big pieces of **** they don't show the gauge half the time anyhow.

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    no there is no battery gauge that can be seen with these batteries..i have 3 of these that I charge with a impress charger and they charge fine.

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    Hi all, I know this thread was made some time ago, but I was wondering if anyone had any insight into how these batteries went with ongoing use?
    Their specs are great and for that price, I am intrigued to see how they went?

    Are they still on the market?

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    I have used them for a while now, and with intermittent use they seem pretty good. They hold a charge well (very low self-discharge) and seem to have excellent capacity. Plus they are AMAZINGLY light, about 1/3 the weight of a regular NiCD or NiMH battery.

    The internal cells are very small, held to a light you can see the battery is half empty. They must use something like 2 cell phone batteries in series - you can imagine the size and weight, that's about what looks and feels like.

    I can't comment to how they degrade with heavy use, my usage of them is primarily RX only.

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    Thanks Alpha, great review, good to hear that good energy storage innovation is still alive and kicking.

    I really like the idea that they are light "1/3 the weight of a regular NiCD or NiMH battery"!