MC65 Battery 101

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Motorola MC65 Battery 101

Installing the Battery

  • Insert the battery, bottom first, into the battery compartment in the back of the Motorola MC65.
  • Press the battery down into the battery compartment until the battery release latch snaps into place.
  • Replace the handstrap.

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Charging the Main Battery

Before using your Motorola MC65 for the first time, charge the main battery until the amber Charging/Battery Status LED remains lit. To charge the Motorola MC65, use a cable or a cradle with the appropriate power supply.

The Motorola MC65 is equipped with a memory backup battery which automatically charges from the fully charged main battery. When using the MC65 for the first time, the back up battery requires approximately 40 hours to fully charge. This is also true any time the back up battery is fully discharged, which occurs when the main battery is removed for several hours. The back up battery retains RAM data in memory for at least 15 minutes (at room temperature) when the main battery is removed. When the MC65 reaches a very low battery state, the combination of main battery and back up battery retains RAM data for at least 36 hours.

To charge the main battery:

  • Connect the charging accessory to the appropriate power source.
  • Insert the Motorola MC65 into a cradle or attach to a cable. The MC65 begins charging. The Charging/Battery Status LED blinks amber while charging, then turns solid amber when fully charged.

LED Charge Indicator Lights

Charging/Battery Status LED Indication
Off
  • MC65 is not charging.
  • MC65 is not inserted correctly in the cradle or connected to a power source.
  • Charger/cradle is not powered.
Slow Blinking Amber (1 blink every two seconds) MC65 is charging.
 Solid Amber Charging complete.

Note: When the battery is initially inserted in the MC65, the amber LED flashes once if the battery power is low or the battery is not fully inserted.

Fast Blinking number (2 blinks/second) Charging error:

  • Temperature is too low or too high.
  • Charging has gone on too long without completion (typically eight hours)

Charging Temperature

Charge batteries in temperatures between 32° F to 104° F (0° C to 40° C).

Checking Battery Status

To check the charge status of the main battery of the Motorola MC65, tap Start > Settings > Power to display the Power window or tap Status Bar.

Replacing the Battery

Caution: The MC65 backup battery retains data for 15 minutes. Replace the battery within 15 minutes to ensure that application states are maintained and that is not lost.

  • If the MC65 is in suspend mode, press the red Power button to wake the device.
  • Press and hold the red Power button for approximately 5 seconds.
  • Release the Power button.
  • When the LED turns off, remove the handstrap.
  • Slide the battery latch to the right. The battery ejects slightly.

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  • List the battery from the Motorola MC65.
  • Insert the replacement battery, bottom first, into the battery compartment in the back of the MC65.
  • Press the battery down until the battery release latch snaps into place.
  • Replace the handstrap.

Battery Management

Observe the following battery saving tips:

  • Leave the MC65 connected to AC power at all times when not in use.
  • Set the MC65 to turn off after a short period of non-use.
  • Set the backlight to turn off after a short period of non-use.
  • Turn off all wireless activities when not in use.

Changing the Power Settings

To set the Motorola MC65 to turn off after a short period of non-use:

  • Tap Status Bar
  • Select Device Timeout option.
  • Select the value from the list.

Changing Backlight Settings

To change the backlight settings in order to conserve more battery power:

  • Tap Start > Status Bar.
  • Select Backlight option.
  • Select the value from the list.
  • Select Brightness option.
  • Tap the Manual option and use the slider to select a low value.
  • Tap Back.

Changing the Keypad Backlight Settings

To change the keypad backlight settings to conserve more battery power.

  • Tap Start > Settings > System > Backlight and Keylight > Battery Power.
  • Tap the Keylight option.
  • Select a value from the list.
  • Tap the Backlight option.
  • Select a value from the list.
  • Tap OK.

Turning off the Radios

  • Tap Status Bar.
  • Tap Phone Radio to toggle the phone radio on and off.
  • Tap Wi-Fi to toggle the WLAN radio on and off.
  • Tap Bluetooth to toggle the Bluetooth radio on and off.

 

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