Battery for Motarola Visar handheld Radio

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 16:25
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I decided to bring back into service an old (1997 I think) Visar hand held radio and found that the battery is just about dead - won't recharge. I checked with a local Motarola dealer and found that the battery is around $170 for the slim smaller one and $260 odd for the fatter one. This is way too much to spend on an old radio so I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to either resurrect a dying battery, or if there are any cheaper batteries that can be used by a Motarola Visar hand held radio.

Thanks

Peter
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Reply By: stillthinkinaboutit - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 18:25

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 18:25
Peter,

You may be able to pull the battery packs apart and rebuild them, may require a bit of cutting with a stanley knife if they are sealed units. Individual cells to make up a pack are available from places like Jaycar, Dick Smith, Farnell or RS Components etc. Depends on what cells are in use as to who will stock them and also how much they cost.

I have rebuilt a few for drills, notebooks and video camera, etc. and found I have been able to rebuild for about 1/3 - 1/2 the cost of a new one.

Worth a try if you can get them apart.

Regards, Mark
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