Originally Posted by transmitterdan
Just received new HX851 from Defender and it came with the 1380mAh battery. Charged it yesterday until full (about 4 hours). Has been running in scan mode with intermittent reception
forecasts for 12 hours. No indication of battery low level yet.
I suspect unless you are shopping
on used sites or grey market you will get the latest battery.
I just got an HX851 from Hodges Marine
and it also came with the newer 1380mAh battery (FNB-121LI) so you seem right that the new battery is widespread. The manual still references
the older 1150mAh battery (FNB-V99LI), but has an insert on the new battery. Both are 7.4V, so that's a 20% increase in capacity. Nice to have...
Also, here's a shout-out to Standard Horizon support: I needed a 220V wall charger
cable (NC-88C) as the radio
will be used internationally. I emailed SH support to ask where to buy it (it's very hard to find online, including eBay), and they told me they had one in stock and would ship it to me for free, no questions asked. Rarely ever see that kind of service
-- certainly gets my vote!