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XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

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XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Postby g8tzl2004 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:58 pm

The smaller XPR3500 uses the same battery, charger and antenna as an XPR7550 but does NOT use the same programming cable.

I can see no design reason why Motorola decided to change the accessory socket pin layout...the XPR3500 is around the same width as the XPR7550 so there is plenty of space.

How does the design process work....."lets use the same battery, charger and antenna but lets change the accessory socket pin out size so we can sell a few more programming cables" :)??

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Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Postby crazyboy » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:01 pm

Do not ever try to make sense of Motorola, you will lose your sanity if you do.

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Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Postby RFguy » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:35 pm

not just programming cables but speaker mics, headsets, etc.

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Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Postby escomm » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:30 pm

g8tzl2004 wrote:The smaller XPR3500 uses the same battery, charger and antenna as an XPR7550 but does NOT use the same programming cable.

I can see no design reason why Motorola decided to change the accessory socket pin layout...the XPR3500 is around the same width as the XPR7550 so there is plenty of space.

How does the design process work....."lets use the same battery, charger and antenna but lets change the accessory socket pin out size so we can sell a few more programming cables" :)??

If you bothered to compare the housings of the two radios you'd see there's not enough real estate on the smaller XPR3000 series to accommodate the latch the 6000/7000 connector uses. Rest assured Motorola would really prefer to use the same exact connector on every single radio, in the end it's a lot cheaper for them.

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Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Postby N4KVE » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:41 pm

The nice thing is the factory 3500 cable retails for $20. GARY.

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Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Postby g8tzl2004 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:18 am

Is that $20 for a genuine Motorola cable or a Chinese Fleabay copy which requires a driver?

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Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Postby N4KVE » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:28 am

g8tzl2004 wrote:Is that $20 for a genuine Motorola cable or a Chinese Fleabay copy which requires a driver?
A REAL MOTOROLA cable sold by Motorola, but made in the Philippines. GARY.

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Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Postby g8tzl2004 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:59 am

OK - cheaper than the fleabay copies!!!!

You would think Motorola would be charging $120 not $20!!! :)

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Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Postby com501 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:53 pm

Buy a couple, they wear out fast after a few hundred radios.

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Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Postby g8tzl2004 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:32 pm

Does the Motorola online MOL "database" list the price as $20 or is the official price higher and resellers are discounting?

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Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Postby N4KVE » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:44 pm

Don't know. Just know I paid $20 from a US dealer. GARY


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