Month: January 2020

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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