What exactly is a V-Tech 2420 ?
The V-Tech 2420 is a cordless telephone battery used in over 300 different mostly V-Tech telephones. The battery is also used in several AT&T, Panasonic and Motorola cordless telephone models as well.
We have provided many details concerning the V-Tech 2420 battery below. Hopefully this education will give you the knowledge you need to make an informed buying decision when purchasing a replacement VTech 2420 battery pack for your telephone.
What are the specifications of the V-Tech 2420battery Pack?
Most V-Tech 2420 batteries are rated at 2.4 volts and 1500 mAh (Mili-Amp Hours). Sometimes you will see higher or lower mAh ratings. The mAh number is the measurement of the "capacity" of your 2420 battery pack. The higher the Mili-Amp Hour rating, the longer your run time. For example, a 600 mAh cordless phone battery will give you twice as much talk time when compared to a 300 mAh (half of 600) battery pack.
What is the typical useful life of a V-Tech 2420 Battery Pack?
Most consumers get between 3 to 5 years of service out of their V-Tech 2420 phone battery before needing to replace it. This lifespan absolutely depends, of course, on individual patterns of usage.
But I thought V-Tech 2420 batteries were rechargeable. Why do they wear out?
True, the V-Tech 2420 battery is in fact rechargeable. Unfortunately, we still have not invented a perfect battery and since there is no such thing as a perpetual motion machine, the VTech 2420 will eventually need to be replaced. Every time you charge and discharge your VTech 2420 battery, a chemical reaction occurs to store or release the electricity to power your cordless telephone. Part of that chemical reaction uses a tiny portion of the NiMh chemistry in your V-Tech 2420 battery pack. Eventually those chemicals are depleted and your battery goes "dead".
My V-Tech 2420 battery has a black wrapper. I see different colored telephone batteries available. Is that ok?
Yes, several different companies manufacture and market their own version of the V-Tech 2420 battery design to consumers. Many times these other battery manufacturers use different colored plastic shrink wrap as part of their own marketing or branding efforts. We have seen red, yellow, green, blue and tan to name a few! Rest assured, the color of your V-Tech 2420 plastic battery wrapping is unimportant. What is very important is that the form factor (size), polarity (orientation of the positive and negative contacts) and of course the voltage of your 2420 needs to be exactly the same.
How do I make certain I'm getting a quality replacement 2420 battery pack?
Here is where you have to use some common sense and be a smart shopper. Sure, you can find websites selling replacement V-Tech 2420 batteries at prices from $6.95 to $19.99 for what looks like "the same" (in the pictures at least) V-Tech 2420 battery. Our experience indicates that it is true that you usually do "get what you pay for". In this particular example, however, there is definitely something wrong with the two extremes. Certainly $19.99 is way too much to pay for a V-Tech 2420 battery. Somebody is just trying to make a lot of money! And in most cases, $6.95 is just too good to be true. We get concerned about the quality of the materials (battery cells), safety features, and quality control process to insure the correct precision fit and finish of the 2420 battery. One has to wonder - is it a brand new 2420? Unfortunately there are probably some "refurbished" or damaged goods out there at some of those low prices. In addition many of these low teaser rates do not include shipping or handling charges. Oftentimes that "$6.95" V-Tech 2420 cordless phone battery ends up being $15.99 or more after the hidden shipping and handling charges are added. So make sure you are looking at the final whole price of these "deals".
What should I look for when buying a replacement V-Tech 2420 battery?
If you are interested in buying a quality replacement for your V-Tech 2420 battery, we recommend going with a proven company that offers at least a 180 day money back guarantee, a one year no hassle warranty, gives you a toll free customer support telephone number, and clearly identifies the total cost of the purchase including any shipping or handling charges upfront.