What Types of Batteries Do Radios Use?
In most instances, basic walkie-talkies may use AA or AAA batteries, but higher-end two-way radios often use one of the
following types of radio batteries:
- Ni-Cad - With a long life expectancy, these batteries for radios are less prone to issues associated with overcharging. While nickel-cadmium batteries are one of the most cost-effective options on the market,
they're also among the heaviest.
- NiMH - Slightly more expensive than Ni-Cad batteries, these radio batteries are also smaller and lighter. Nickel metal hydride batteries typically last for one to two years.
- Li-Ion - The most expensive two-way radio battery option, lithium-ion batteries are lightweight and powerful. However, these radio batteries are also limited to a certain number of charging cycles. This means that once
that number is reached, the batteries won't take another charge.