Motorola CP200D Batteries

Motorola CP200D Batteries have gone through some great and somewhat failed comparisons of the batteries on the market.

The most widely used battery in todays market is the NNTN4497. This battery has been given many names over the years, like, NNTN4497A, NNTN4497AR, NNTN4497CR and the newest NNTN4497DR.

 

There are a multitude of look-a-likes (Aftermarket) batteries for the CP200D also available to the end user. BUT, beware, these batteries come with a price, as all things do.

You can easily spend in the mid to high forty’s for the OEM with a one year warranty. Or, you can see some on the internet for as low as $15-$19 each. These lower end batteries are either Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) or Nickel Metal Hydride NiMh) which are heavy batteries and low running milliamps and have memory effect.

Memory effect simply means that the batteries have only so many life cycles available in the battery. Typically NiCad’s have about 500 and NiMh have about 1000. This is determined by the amount of times the battery is placed in and out of your charger. So with that in mind lower milliamp batteries will typically have to be placed on the charger more often, which will lead to the shortening of life expectancy.

Lithium batteries are not subjected to life cycles, because they have no memory effect going in and out of the charger.

Another key factor when deciding to buy a NNTN4497 battery is the country of origin for the lithium batteries. Command Tac ONLY use Lithium battery cells for the NNTN4497 batteries from Japan. Japanese lithium battery cells are the best on the market. Don’t be fooled by cheap Chinese batteries

Before making a choice based on PRICE, look for how many milliamps your getting for that low price. You want as many milliamps as you can get and you want Lithium. The higher the milliamps the longer the run time.

We offer the highest milliamp lithium batteries on the market. Our NNTN4497 replacement battery comes in at a staggering 2800 milliamps.

We have tested this battery by just letting sit on a live radio and the battery has lasted anywhere between 24-52 hours before the radio started beeping which is indicating low battery.

Motorola CP and CT Radio Series Surveillance Kits

The most widely used surveillance/earpiece kits for the CP and CT series are pieces that can work and be shared with multiple users. Those earpieces are the PMLN4443, PMLN5001, PMLN5807, PMLN6531, PMLN6532, HKLN4604 and HKLN4424. These units also come with a 1 year warranty. 

 

If your looking to step up to a more expensive individual personal earpiece, look no further than the RLN5318, PMLN6445, PMLN6530 and PMLN6536.  These units have the type of ear piece that is inserted into your ear opening which makes this a more personal use earpiece used more with security and surveillance scenarios. These units are typically more expensive but the PTT and sound quality are better.

 

The is such a wide range of earpieces that can be used for the CP and CT series radios that we will try to mention without boring you completely. Let’s look at the PMLN4443, this unit features and in-line PTT with VOX. This VOX feature allows the user to be hands free and communicate with other workers without having to remove their hands from critical applications that require control. The downside is as soon as you start speaking everyone hears the conversation. This PMLN4443 with VOX feature is easily disabled by the switch control on the PTT. The PMLN6531 is one of the newer models with the same style we call Ear Hanger and also comes with VOX.

 

VOX technology only works when you have the earpiece and radio that are both capable of VOX operations. Not all radios are able to operate in VOX mode. VOX has been used in Industrial and Commercial lines of work where the user is very hands on and any removal of hands from sensitive controls could put someone at risk. VOX is used widely with Crane and Heavy Equipment Operators.

 

Another good earpiece is the D Style PMLN5001 with Micro/Mini PTT. The PMLN5001 D Style is describing the actual look of the part that goes over the ear. It has the speaker built into the D section that lies over the ear and easy to clean for multiple users. This type of earpiece is commonly found in use with drive through fast food and restaurants.

 

Another favorite is the PMLN6532 which is the C Style which is easy for day long wear and usually doesn’t create ear fatigue. The PMLN6532 comes with a swivel earpiece allowing for use with either ear, in-line PTT and clothing clip. This PMLN6532 has heavy use in the retail and restaurant business sector.

 

There is a new comer to the earpiece market, which is a Snap Lock. The Snap Lock Earpiece is designed for the changeability of different earpiece styles while keeping the PTT and Connector to the radio the same. The different snap on earpieces is the Acoustical Tube, D-Style, C-Style, Ear Hanger and Ear Bud. Which ever is your comfort style this option makes it less expensive to switch out one style with another without breaking the bank. This Snap Lock system also allows business owners the ability to provide individual earpiece’s to employees without the worry transferring any cross contamination.

 

A great listen only earpiece we can’t leave out is the RLN4941 which is used in conjunction with the PMMN4013 speaker mic. The RLN4941 is a listen only and has a 3.5mm right angle plug and is used to keep conversation discreet during transmission. In very noisy environments it is too difficult to hear transmissions over the radio or speaker mic if your not using the RLN4941.

 

These 2 prong earpiece’s will work with any Motorola 2 prong accessory port. Below is a list of compatible radios. (Not All Radios Mentioned)

 

BPR20, BPR40, CP040, CP080, CP100, CP110, CP120, CP125, CP140, CP150, CP1600, CP1660, CP185, CP200, CP200d, CP200XLS, CP220, CP240, CP250, CP300, CP476, CP477, CLS1110, CLS1410, CT150, CT250, CT450, CT450LS, GP300, LTS2000, P1225, PR400, RDU, RDV, RMU, RMV, VL130, VL50, XU, XV, and many others

Motorola PMNN4071 Battery

The Motorola PMNN4071 Battery is used in the Motorola Mag One radios.  It is also used in the BPR40 Radio, the BPR20 Radio and the BC130 Radios.  The PMNN4071 Battery comes in different milliamps depending on which manufacturer you choose. There is the Command Tac Battery which comes in at 1600 mAh, the Empire Battery which comes in at 1400 mAh and the Motorola Brand which comes in at the 1300 mAh level.

The PMNN4071AR battery is 1600 mAh 7.5 Volts, NiMh battery and the Command Tac comes with a belt clip.  It is also know as a Mag One Battery.

Motorola Talkabout Battery

Motorola Talkabout Batteries vary widely in their amps but one thing is for sure, they all pack a punch for the size and weight.  One of the more popular batteries commonly in use is the KEBT-071-D Battery.  This battery is used in over 60 different Talkabout Radios.  We have found that the Voltages all remain the same 3.6 volt but the amperage ranges from 600 mAh to a whopping 1500mAh.  Amperage is pretty important to those who use their radios on a regular basis such as department stores, stadiums and places that need regular communication between workers.  The Motorola Original KEBT-071-D comes with the lowest amperage where the Command Tac KEBT-071-D comes with the highest amperage topping out at 1500 mAh.  The prices vary as widely as the amperage.  We found places selling these as low as 3.99 to as high as 17.99.  In testing both the Motorola Talkabout Battery and the Command Tac KEBT-071-D battery to see what the actual difference was in overall performance.  The Command Tac Battery run time was over 3 times longer than the Motorola Original with a much lower price of only $7.99.  The best value is the higher milliampere battery with the best price.  We used the people over at PoliceStation.com to provide us with some price comparisons on the KEBT-071-D battery.

Motorola RLN4941A Listen Only Surveillance Piece.

The Motorola RLN4941A single wire listen only ear piece is the first choice for many people who want discrete communication.  The RLN4941 has a clear ear tube that helps to keep the unit virtually undetectable.  There are several options including mushroom tips, small medium and large ear molds that are available. This gives you the ability to choose what is the most comfortable for long wear.  There is also several replacement brands available but only one brand that we have tested held up to the quality of the Motorola Original RLN4941.   Command Tac RLN4941 out lasted the Motorola Original in our field testing.  We have also found that the Command Tac RLN4941A comes with an extra ear tube included at about a third of the cost.

Motorola PMLN6129A 2 Wire Surveillance Piece

Motorola has long been known for making outstanding surveillance pieces.  The PMLN6129A is just another notch in their belt giving them the leading edge.  Along came Command Tac who has decided to out do the Motorola Original with its own version of the PMLN6129A.   It is known as the CTLN6129A.  It comes in at around half the cost of the Motorola Original, we don’t expect that to last long.  As the demand goes up for the Command Tack PMLN6129A you are most likely going to see the price rise also.  The nice thing about this surveillance piece is it has its own PTT with a direct connect to your radio.  This makes the use of a speaker mic obsolete.  It also comes with a clear coiled ear tube which can be worn discretely if you would like.  As with all Command Tac products you are going to see their quality meets or exceeds the Motorola OEM versions.  This is going to create real competition in the market.

Motorola NNTN4497 Battery for the CP150, CP200 and CP200D Radios

The Motorola NNTN4497 the favorite battery used by owners of the CP150, CP200 and CP200D Radio owners.  The original NNTN4497 has been revised over the years yielding new part numbers for each new improvement.  The original battery known as the NNTN4497AR which was 1800 mAh, then came the NNTN4497AR which featured 1950 mAh.  The newest version  NNTN4497CR Battery which comes with a whopping 2190 mAh.  But if you want even more talk time you can find the replacement battery for your CP150 Radio or your CP200 Radio or CP200 Radio you could choose the Command Tac heavy duty battery which carries an astonishing 2500 mAh.  All of these Batteries come with the standard 1 year warranty but for my money the Command Tac is by far the best buy.  The CP200D is the latest version of the CP200 Series Radios and the Command Tac will provide the longest talk time on the market.  You can see the Command Tac NNTN4497 battery here.

Motorola NNTN7034B Battery

NNTN7034B Battery Replacement
NNTN7034B Replacement Battery

The Motorola NNTN7034B battery:  Also known as the NNTN7034 and NNTN7034A is a RUGGEDIZED Battery.  This battery is the long version battery which allows longer run times.  These come in a variety of Amperage depending on if you go with the Motorola Original or a replacement Battery.  The factory NNTN7034B comes with 4200 mAh while you can get replacement NNTN7034B batteries with 4600 mAh.  From our testing the replacement batteries save money and provide a long lasting battery without sacrificing quality.  Whether you by the Motorola Original or Replacement NNTN7034 battery you are getting quality, time tested batteries.  They are designed to fit the APX 6000 Radio, APX 6000 Li Radio, APX 6000 XE Radio, APX 7000 Radio, APX 8000 Radio, SRX 2200 Radio.

Streamlight SolarStream

Streamlight SolarStream

The Streamlight SolarStream is a vehicle charger that mounts on top of the patrol car. It delivers a low rate maintenance charge to the car battery during the day. It is a thin silicon, solar panel that helps to counterbalance the car battery drain from the computer system and other electronics when the car is shut off. It is designed to connect directly to the car’s battery. It will supply the vehicle with a 14 watt additional capacity. It produces up to 950 milliamps of current to the battery. It keeps a trickle charge in low sun and also in cloudy conditions. The Streamlight SolarStream, which has an adhesive back panel, is directly connected to the vehicle’s battery. It has been tested for wind resistance up to 120 mph. It minimizes the need to continuously jump start a car. Over time, it will pay for itself by eliminating dead batteries and extending the battery life. It comes with a fuse holder and a fuse that automatically shut off power from the solar panel if the cord gets impaired. Dimensions; Length: 40.88 in. (103.8 cm).  Width 13.07 in. (33.2 cm). It weighs 1.3 lbs. (0.6kg). The length of the cord is 20 feet (6 meters).

Streamlight Vulcan Series

Streamlight Vulcan Series

The Streamlight Vulcan Series offer a powerful light source in a compact size. They are rechargeable, durable and fully safety approved.

The Vulcan is a lightweight, durable lantern that produces a powerful beam. It is waterproof, and practically unbreakable with its strong ABS thermoplastic casing and rubberized impact bumpers. Its grip handle is comfortable with a rubberized cushion. The toggle switch gives the user easy access with or with out gloves. The quick release shoulder strap allows you to go hands-free. The battery can be recharged up to 500 times, the red and green LED’s indicate the charge status. Each full recharge provides a run time of 3.5 hours while delivering 150 lumens / 80,000 candela with an 8 watt halogen bulb. Available in bright yellow or international safety orange.

Vulcan Dual Filament System

The Vulcan Dual Filament System 8 watt safety bulb offers instant back-up beam. It provides 157 lumens / 70,000 candela, with a continuous run time of 3.25 hours per charge. The strap is very functional for hands-free operation. Features a grip handle that has rubberized cushion. It also has a quick release shoulder strap. It has a 3 position toggle switch for easy use with or with out gloves. Maintenance free 4.5 amp-hour sealed lead acid battery is rechargeable up to 500 times. This light has a rubberized impact frame and virtually indestructible case, and is also waterproof to 100 feet. It comes in international safety orange or bright yellow.

Vulcan Vehicle Mount System

The Vulcan Vehicle Mount System offers the same features as the standard system. In addition, it comes with a vehicle mountable 12V direct-wire charging rack.