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Motorola NTN9176 ASTRO XTS User Manual

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All batteries can cause property damage and/or bodily injury such as burns
if a conductive material such as jewelry, keys or beaded chains touches
exposed terminals. The material may complete an electrical circuit (short
circuit) and become quite hot. Exercise care in handling any charged battery,
particularly when placing it inside a pocket, purse or other container with
metal objects.
Do not replace or charge batteries in potentially explosive atmosphere.
Contact sparking may occur while installing or removing batteries and cause
an explosion.
Due to the risk of electrical shock or other physical injury, never insert your
hands into the charger pocket.
Warning For Vehicles Equipped With an Airbag
An airbag inflates with great force. DO NOT place objects, including
communication equipment, in the area over the airbag or in the airbag deployment
area. If the communication equipment is improperly installed and the airbag
inflates, this could cause serious injury.
Installation of vehicle communication equipment should be performed by a
professional installer/technician qualified in the requirements for such
installations. An airbag's size, shape, and deployment area can vary by
vehicle make, model, and front compartment configuration (e.g., bench seat
vs. bucket seats).
Contact the vehicle manufacturer's corporate headquarters, if necessary, for
specific airbag information for the vehicle make, model, and front
compartment configuration involved in your communication equipment
Important Note:
If a vehicular repeater is installed, verify operation of the repeater before
leaving the vicinity of the vehicle.
Tri-Chemistry Vehicular Charger
User Guide



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  • Page 1 NTN9176_ ASTRO ® XTS ™ Tri-Chemistry Vehicular Charger User Guide All batteries can cause property damage and/or bodily injury such as burns if a conductive material such as jewelry, keys or beaded chains touches exposed terminals. The material may complete an electrical circuit (short circuit) and become quite hot.
  • Page 2: About The Vehicular Charger

    About the Vehicular Charger The NTN9176_ Tri-Chemistry Vehicular Charger is a 12Vdc vehicular charger for the following nickel-cadmium (NiCd), nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH), and lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries for XTS 2500, XTS 1500, MT 1500, XTS 3000, XTS 3500 and XTS 5000 series portable radios: Battery No.
  • Page 3 Four LED indicators on the front panel of the charger indicate charger status: Name Indication RAPID (Steady) The portable radio or battery is properly seated and the battery is being rapid-charged. (Blinking) Indicates a battery fault. Remove the radio or battery from the charger, wait a few seconds for the charger’s microprocessor to reset, and rein- sert.
  • Page 4: Securing The Radio In The Vehicular Charger

    Securing the Radio in the Vehicular Charger The NTN9176_ Vehicular Charger is equipped with a feature that reduces the risk of a portable radio (or battery alone) in the pocket from becoming dislodged and potentially hazardous in the event of a vehicular collision. Operators are instructed to follow the vehicular charger installation instructions and to use this feature as follows: Anyone intending to operate the vehicular charger is advised to locate and become familiar with:...
  • Page 5 — or — For radios with a Public Safety Speaker/Microphone (PSSM) and RF Adapter (RFA) installed, loop the cord around the RFA and adjacent portion of the PSSM and then snap the latch back onto the strap (refer to Figure 2). Strap Cord Latch...
  • Page 6: Operating The Vehicular Charger

    Operating the Vehicular Charger Never place any objects other than a radio and/or battery into the charger pocket — this could damage the charger! C a u t i o n NOTE: For best charging results, turn the portable radio off while it is in the vehicular charger. Leaving the radio on will significantly increase the amount of time required to recharge the battery.
  • Page 7: Specifications

    Specifications Input Voltage: 11-16Vdc 13.8V Nominal Maximum Charge Rate: NiCd: 1250mA Rapid Charge, 30mA Trickle Charge NiMH: 1000mA Rapid Charge, 30mA Trickle Charge Li-Ion: 1210mA Rapid Charge, 30mA Trickle Charge Rapid Charge Cycle: 3 hours typical, depending upon battery type, capacity and state of charge.
  • Page 8 • DO ensure that the cable is not placed under stress, is not exposed to weather, and is not subjected to damage due to engine heat. • DO retain the in-line cable fuse when trimming the cable to fit. Locate the in-line fuse as close as practical to the supply voltage connection.
  • Page 9 Rotate the unit to the preplanned mounting angle and tighten the two threaded knobs holding the charger to the bracket. Charger Threaded Knob (2) Trunnion Bracket Screw (4) Washer (4) Lock Washer (4) Mounting Surface Nut (4) Figure 4 Installing the Vehicular Charger Referring to Table 1 and Figure 5, connect the red (A+) wire (with the inline fuse) of the supplied cable to either an unswitched terminal on the vehicle’s fuse box or directly to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle’s battery.
  • Page 10 Table 1 Cable Connector Pins Connected To Positive (+) vehicle battery terminal or unswitched fuse terminal Repeater Switched fuse terminal (ignition sense) Vehicle ground Signal Color Fuse 2A 250V PAC - RT White Fuse .25A 250V Ignition Sense Yellow Black 36¨...
  • Page 11: Warranty Replacement

    Warranty Replacement Motorola, Inc. (“Motorola”) warrants the Vehicular Charger against defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of one (1) year from shipment. Items will be repaired or replaced free of charge for the full warranty period. Freight charges to and from the place where warranty replacement is provided shall be the Customer’s responsibility.
  • Page 12 Motorola, Inc. 8000 West Sunrise Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322 MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo, and ASTRO are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2004.