Choosing a Battery for the Kenwood TK3201, TK3202 etc
Choosing batteries for the Kenwood TK3201, TK3202 and TK2202.
Early models of the Kenwood TK3201, TK3202 and TK2202 were supplied with a NiMh chemistry battery and matching KSC-31 charger
Note Kenwood chargers consists of two parts: The charger cup Marked KSC-31 (or similar) and a plug-top power supply (which does not have the KSC marking).
Later TK3201’s were supplied with a Li-Ion chemistry battery and KSC-35 charger. Any particular charger will only accept the appropriate chemistry battery. The wrong battery just will not fit in the charger.
Note as of 2016 Kenwood have released a charger that will charge both chemistry batteries.
Wildtalk has four batteries to choose from.
To narrow them down you first need to know which charger you have. As above:
- The KSC-31 charger only accepts NiMH batteries
- The KSC-35 charger only accepts LiIon batteries.
You can also work out which charger you have from the gold pin arrangement on the batteries:
Once you know that then you need to decide whether you prefer genuine Kenwood batteries or non genuine batteries (cheaper)
Links to the batteries.