Archive for February, 2012

Battery Chemistry

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Most 2 way radios use either alkaline, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium ion batteries. Each of these battery chemistries has advantages and disadvantages.

Alkaline batteries are for temporary use and are not re-chargeable but have a long shelf life. These batteries can sit on a shelf waiting to be used for up to 10 years. However the disposable nature of these batteries make them too expensive for daily use.

Nickel Cadmium batteries are the least costly but develop memory burn and lose their effectiveness if they are re-charged without first being totally discharged.

Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are the least costly and work great in severe cold but weight more than Lithium Ion batteries.

Lithium Ion batteries cost the most but have no memory burn issues and weight the lease for the amount of energy they contain.

Each of these batteries need to be matched with a charger than is made specifically for the chemistry being re-charged. Don’t be putting a nickel cadmium battery in a lithium ion charger unless you’re looking for trouble.

We sell aftermarket batteries as well as original manufacturer batteries for nearly every radio. If you need help with 2 way radio batteries give us a call. Doing business with us is easy.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer

Introducing the Tekk Gang Charger

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Hi Friends,

Most radio manufacturers offer multiple unit battery chargers as an option. These charging stations are popularly referred to as “gang chargers.” Gang chargers let you charge up to 6 radios at the same time. Gang chargers are a great way of keeping track of radios by charging them at a central location. Additionally there is only one wall plug needed.

Selling for nearly $500 I always thought gang chargers were overpriced.

We are a Tekk 2 way radio dealer. Tekk makes superior radios that are lightweight, compact, easy to use and come with a full 4 year warranty. Even the batteries are guaranteed for 4 years.

We offer the Tekk X100 for $199 each. The Tekk X100 is 2 watt radio and is nearly waterproof.

We also sell the Tekk X1000. The Tekk sells for $249. The Tekk X1000 is a 4 watt radio and is equally water resistant.

Tekk radios usually come with individual chargers. For a limited time you can substitute a gang charger for individual charger when you buy 6 or more Tekk radios.

We can match the frequencies on your current radios to work seamlessly with a Tekk radio. Would you like to try a pair of Tekk’s? Give me a call. Doing business with us is easy.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer