There are at least four commonly used two-way radio battery types. Choosing a kenwood radio battery will, of course, depend on the user’s purpose and work. So, if a 2-way radio is not equipped for the tasks at hand, then it becomes a useless device. And that goes for the battery as well.
So, users do need to remain discerning when making fresh selections. The four main types of batteries commonly used are those made up of nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion and those batteries already prepared by Kenwood and Motorola.
Nickel cadmium batteries are preferred by those users who are working in intense environments that carry extreme temperatures ranging from minus 30 degrees to as much as 50 degrees Celsius. The batteries are sustainable to use. They give users more watt-hours than alternative battery chemistries.
But they will be vulnerable to weak memory or the so-called memory effect. What happens is this. Each time the battery is charged, its charge will get progressively shorter. Such a battery loses its ability to generate a full charge. This, needless to say, means more charging but shortened work timeframes.
So perhaps this is not sustainable at all. And perhaps users need to explore what Kenwood and Motorola have in stock for them in terms of new developments.
Nickel metal hydride batteries however offer better lifespans between charges. These batteries can provide up to forty percent longer operating times than the previously mentioned nickel cadmium batteries. They also have no issues related to the above-mentioned memory effect. But the problem here is that they will not be able to adapt to extreme temperatures.
Finally, lithium ion batteries are the most commonly used of all mainly due to its ability to produce high energy to weight ratios and its convenient light weight.