How Often Should I Replace My Two Way Radio Batteries?

The purpose of this blog post is to help you get the most out of your two way radio batteries.  A very common question is, “How often should I replace my two way radio batteries?”

Answer:  You should replace your two way radio batteries every 12 to 18 months.

Note: Motorola and Vertex Standard two way radio batteries are covered by a 1-year warranty.  If your battery breaks within the warranty, we’d be more than happy to assist you in getting a new battery pack through the warranty.  If your battery is out of the warranty, we have great prices for new batteries on our website:

Advice if you notice your battery is wearing out:  Before replacing your two way radio battery, make sure the battery really is the problem.  Sometimes the charger may be the issue, not the battery.  You can test this by charging the struggling battery on a different charger and seeing if it works.

How to Prolong Your Battery Life

  1. Turn the radio off while it’s charging
  2. Don’t leave it on the charger for more than one night at a time
  3. Wipe it off regularly with a napkin or paper towel to prevent dust/grime build up
  4. Store the battery in a dry place at room temperature (extreme environments and temperatures are not good for the life of the battery)
  5. Try to run them all the way down before recharging them – excessive charging wears the life down
  6. Replace batteries older than 18 months – batteries will wear out after 12 to 18 months

Have more questions?  Let us know!  We would love to hear from you: 888-560-0758 /  We look forward to serving you!

About All Charged Up

All Charged Up is a leader in radio communications and transportation solutions for businesses across the United States and takes pride in providing the best service and products at the lowest prices in the industry. All Charged Up provides Motorola and Vertex Standard two way radios and accessories, as well as ratchet tie down straps and tie down accessories, made with webbing manufactured in America. All Charged Up is made up of two branches: and

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