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Battery for old Motorola PX300

Postby pctek_1957 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:07 pm

Hello board members.. DO any of you know where I can get replacement batteries for the old Motorola PX-300 "Lunchbox" radio?

Thanks.

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Postby ka8ypy » Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:56 pm

Is your a rechargeable Battery?

All of the ones i have seen and dealt with have had a cover that comes off and you feed the beast 16 D cell batteries.

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Postby WB6NVH » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:31 pm

The PX-300 uses the same battery as the older PT-400. Sometimes it's easier to locate PT-400 batteries in catalogs than it is PX-300. There are both nicad types and dry cell types. It takes some bucks to fill up the D cell type box with alkaline types!

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Re: Battery for old Motorola PX300

Postby Hoseman292 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:31 am

Sorry about resurrecting a ten year old thread. I'm searching for a PX300 battery case.
I own a working PT500 and a few PT200's. I've noticed the battery for the PX300 is about an inch smaller in width so I'm in search of a PX300 battery.
It does not matter if it's dry cell (D cells) or a rechargeable battery. I'm only interested in the battery cabinet.

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Re: Battery for old Motorola PX300

Postby k2hz » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:02 am

PM sent.

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Re: Battery for old Motorola PX300

Postby Andy Corbin » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:20 am

Hoseman292 wrote:Sorry about resurrecting a ten year old thread. I'm searching for a PX300 battery case.
I own a working PT500 and a few PT200's. I've noticed the battery for the PX300 is about an inch smaller in width so I'm in search of a PX300 battery.
It does not matter if it's dry cell (D cells) or a rechargeable battery. I'm only interested in the battery cabinet.

Thanks,
Tim


I don't know if this might work for your application but I see Ebay has some PT 300 stuff.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorola-PT300- ... SwhOdXoJnC

Andy

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Re: Battery for old Motorola PX300

Postby Hoseman292 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:58 pm

Hey Andy.

Thanks for the eBay tip. I decided to buy another this time complete with the stock alkaline battery pack. The only other solution I came very close to attempting was modifying the lid from an ammo can.

Now I have to find someone who can burn a PROM for it. I doubt the Moto shop I dealt with in the 80's still has their programmer.

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Re: Battery for old Motorola PX300

Postby Hoseman292 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:41 pm

Re: PT400 Battery.

Hi,
I own a crystal controlled PT400 which sort of contributed to my initial mistake of buying a PX300 radio without determining if the battery was compatible. When the PX300 arrived I found the PX300 was about 2" longer than the PT400. I recently bit the bullet and bought a full unit with the D battery container only to knock it off the kitchen table and shattering the battery box. I now have three PX300 radios. Retro-fitting a battery container should not be too difficult. I have not attempted it yet but a M19A1 ammo can fitted with a 9-pin D sub connector is the perfect width and would serve as a sturdy metal replacement battery enclosure capable of housing a rechargeable sealed lead acid battery .

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