This rapid-rate, tri-chemistry, innovative charging and reconditioning system streamlines and automates battery maintenance for XPR3000 and XPR7000 Series portable radios. (Also serves as replacement for discontinued XPR6000 Series radios.) Talk time and life cycle are optimized as the need for manual maintenance programs are eliminated. Advanced conditioning features allows batteries to be left on the charger for extended periods and remain fully charged without incurring damage to the battery or charger. Indicator light shows charging process status and turns yellow when in reconditioning mode.