Month: January 2020

Motorola Solutions Bluetooth Capable & Bluetooth Enabled Two Way Radios

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One of the most confusing things in the world of modern Motorola two -way radios is not whether the raido is capable of doing saomething but whether it’s actually enabled.

Err… What?

Let me explain. Motorola Solutions two-way radios have an almost impossibly large list of features available. Motorola Solutions terms this as capable. Some radios come with certain features enabled by default. Default available features are considered enabled features. Capable features can also be switched on using an enablement ID (or EID), also known as a activation licence.

When buying a Motorola Solutions radio, the word you’re looking for next to the featue you need is enabled. If it says capable, then you’re going to be charged extra for that feature.

Which Radios Have Bluetooth Capable And Enabled?

This was an exhausting task to say the least! Motorola has so many two-way radios in so many different

North America (USA & Canada) Models

Model Bluetooth Activation Key Notes
Commercial Series
CP200d Not Available
XPR 3000 (Legacy) Series
XPR 3300 Not Available The legacy XPR 3000 series does not have the circuitry for a Bluetooth connection. These models cannot be activated via EID.
XPR 3500
XPR 3000 (Enhanced) Series
XPR 3300e Capable HVKN4249 There have never been any XPR 3000e radios supplied as enabled. If Bluetooth audio is enabled, the dealer has pre-installed HVKN4249 EID.
XPR 3500e
XPR 6000 Series
XPR 6100 Capable None Capable via PMLN5712 wireless adapter.
XPR 6300
XPR 6350 None Capable via PMLN5712 wireless adapter.
XPR 6550
XPR 6350
XPR 6550
XPR 7000 (Legacy) Series
XPR 7350 Enabled HVKN4249 Almost all XPR 7000 series radios are enabled by default. However, some radios were supplied as capable. In this instance, HVKN4249 EID is required.
XPR 7380
XPR 7550
XPR 7580
XPR 7000 (Enhanced) Series
XPR 7350e Capable HVKN4249 Some XPR 7000e radios are enabled by default. However, most, almost all are supplied as capable. In this instance, HVKN4249 EID is required.
XPR 7380e
XPR 7550e
XPR 7580e
SL 7000 (Legacy & Enhanced) Series
SL 7550 Enabled HVKN4249 For models with restricted features, use HVKN4249 EID to activate. Check in CPS.
SL 7550e
XPR 5000 (Legacy) Series
XPR 5300 Enabled Not Required These radios can also use the PMMN4097 Bluetooth-enabled microphone kit to enable bluetooth connectiveiy.
XPR 5500
XPR 5380 Capable HVKN4249
XPR 5580
XPR 5000 (Enhanced) Series
XPR 5300e Capable HVKN4249 These radios can also use the PMMN4097 Bluetooth-enabled microphone kit to enable bluetooth connectiveiy.
XPR 5500e
XPR 5380e
XPR 5580e

EMEA Models

Model Bluetooth Activation Key Notes
Commercial Series
DP1400 Not Available
DP2400 (Legacy) Series
DP2400 Not Available
DP2600
DP2400 (Enhanced) Series
DP2400e Not Available
DP2600e
DP3400 / DP3600 Series
DP3400 Capable None Capable via PMLN5712 wireless adapter.
DP3401
DP3600
DP3601
DP3441 / DP3661e Series
DP3441 (Legacy) Enabled None
DP3441e Enabled None
DP3661e
DP4400 (Legacy) Series
DP4400 Not Available None
DP4600
DP4800
DP4401 Enabled None
DP4601
DP4801
DP4400 (Enhanced) Series
DP4400e Not Available None
DP4600e
DP4800e
DP4401e Enabled None
DP4601e
DP4801e
DM 4000 (Legacy) Series
DM4400 Not Available Can use the PMMN4097 Bluetooth-enabled microphone kit to enable bluetooth connectiveiy.
DM4600
DM4401 Enabled These radios can also use the PMMN4097 Bluetooth-enabled microphone kit to enable bluetooth connectiveiy.
DM4601
DM 4000 (Enhanced) Series
DM4400e Not Available Can use the PMMN4097 Bluetooth-enabled microphone kit to enable bluetooth connectiveiy.
DM4600e
DM4401e Enabled These radios can also use the PMMN4097 Bluetooth-enabled microphone kit to enable bluetooth connectiveiy.
DM4601e

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Vertex Standard VX-241 (PMR446 Version) Replacement Batteries & Chargers

Vertex Standard VX-231

Vertex Standard VX-241 (446)  was Vertex Standard’s most entry-level license-exempt two way radio. And due to it’s price point, it sold in the millions. However, every two way radio has it’s shelf life and the VX-241 (446) has now come to an end.

But all is not lost… Read on for more information about the Vertex Standard VX-241 (446)

Need A New Radio?

Whilst both these radios have licensed siblings, VX-241(446) are low-power licence-exempt radios. So you will need to buy another license exempt radio to work with them.

Top tip: Take this golden oppurtunity to retire these radios and move to licensed radios. A licence is only £75 per 5 years for unlimited radios! In this instance, we’d recommend the Vertex / Motorola VX-261 with a Simple UK Licence.

But if you do need a radio to replace these, then the logical alternative is the Motorola XT420. However, whilst XT420 is a logical alternative and will work with the VX-241-446, it will need configuring to do so. But you can find out how to do that in the XT420 user guide (a little technical ability required).

Need A New Battery?

All of the batteries that were originally available with your radios have now also been cancelled; as have the original chargers.

Motorola has released a new charging system consisting of a single charger, a 6-position multi-charger, and a selection of batteries. This system is actually designed for the new series radios. But Motorola has also released some batteries for their historic range of radios, including the radio you have.

Therefore, you can still buy a new battery for the radio you have, but you will also need to buy a new charger. This new charger will charge the new batteries, but not the old battery.

Need A New Charger?

As explained above, all of the batteries and chargers that were originally available with your radios have been cancelled. If you need a new charger, you will also have to buy new batteries.

Battery & Charger Matrix

This table is best viewed on a laptop or desktop PC.

There are two new chargers available:

The battery we recommend, along with the new charger, is: FNB-V131LI-UNI

* The items with a star are not currently on our website and are special order only.

 Radio Old Battery Old Charger New Battery  New Charger
Code Pod PSU  Code  Pod PSU
VX-241 FNB-V106 CD-47 PA-43C (EU)
PA-43U (UK)
 No Replacement
(Use Models Below)
FNB-V103LIA CD-34 PA-42C (EU)
PA-42U (UK)
FNB-V131LI-UNI CD-58 PA-55C (EU)
PA-55U (UK)
FNB-V104LIA FNB-V132LI-UNI

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Motorola 6-Way Charger Guide

Motorola has recently replaced all of it’s 6-way chargers. This page is meant as a guide to the existing charger models you might have and their replacements.

Motorola CP040 & DP1400 6-Way Chargers

For the commercial series (CP040 and DP1400) radios, Motorola has moved away from the IMPRES type chargers. The new chargers for these radios are non-IMPRES style.

Radio Model Old Charger Replacement Notes
CP040
DP1400
CP200
CP200d
CP150, CP160, CP180
Charger Base Only
NNTN8351 PMLN6600 UK Power Cord
NNTN8352 PMLN6598 EU Power Cord
NNTN8353 PMLN6588 US Power Cord
Wall Bracket NNTN6844 (UK) / NNTN6844 (USA)

Motorola GP340 GP-Professional Series 6-Way Chargers

Note: Both the display and non-display models have been replaced by the same charger.

Radio Model Old Charger Replacement Notes
GP320
GP330
GP340, GP360, GP380
GP640GP680
GP340-Ex
GP380-Ex
HT750
Charger Base Only
WPLN4188 PMPN4298 Non-Display, UK Power Cord
WPLN4193 Non-Display, UK Power Cord
WPLN4189 PMPN4297 Display, EU Power Cord
WPLN4194 Display, EU Power Cord
Wall Bracket BR000271A01 Non-Accessory
BR000272A01 With Accessory
IMPRES PC Cable CB000458A07

Motorola DP2/3/4 MOTOTRBO Series 6-Way Chargers

Note: Both the display and non-display models have been replaced by the same charger.

Radio Model Old Charger Replacement Notes
DP2400, DP2600
DP2400e, DP2600e
DP3400, DP3600, DP3401, DP3601
DP4400/e, DP4600/e, DP4800/e
DP4401/e, DP4601/e, DP4801/e
DP4401-Ex, DP4801-Ex
Charger Base Only
WPLN4214 PMPN4290 Non-Display, UK Power Cord
WPLN4221 Non-Display, UK Power Cord
WPLN4213 PMPN4289 Display, EU Power Cord
WPLN4220 Display, EU Power Cord
Wall Bracket BR000271A01 Non-Accessory
BR000272A01 With Accessory
IMPRES PC Cable CB000458A07

Notes on DP34401, DP3441e and DP3661e

The DP3441/e and DP3661/e are technically part of the MOTOTRBO family, but have a different battery profile. There are two options. The DP series charger can be used, or the DP-series charger with the PMLN6669 adapter and actually use the GP-Professional 6-way charger above.

 

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