Product Review: Motorola’s Best-Selling Radio, The CP200d Two Way Radio

If you’re looking for a simple, affordable and yet still a solid and reliable two-way radio, the CP200d (formerly the CP200) is it.

In fact, this is Motorola’s and Nova Communications’ best-selling radios of all time and deserves its own product spotlight.

In this blog post, we’ll answer all of your questions about this popular radio.

Why The CP200d is So Popular

CP200d Motorola Radio The CP200d is the most popular radio for a reason. It’s simple (which comes with greater affordability) while still giving you the best of what you would need in a two-way radio.

From superior audio quality and coverage to long-lasting battery life, this radio is a great option for those who need simple but reliable communication.

It’s also IP54 rated, making it dustproof and splashproof as well.

FAQs About The CP200d

  • Is the CP200d compatible with the older model?

Luckily, the answer to this question is yes!

The Motorola CP200d comes in either an analog or digital version, with the ability to upgrade the CP200d analog when you want to move to digital. This is a great aspect of this radio because it allows you to reap the benefits of digital radio in a more affordable way.

The new CP200d also uses the same battery, charger, and audio accessories as the CP200 model, so users of the CP200d will have an easy migration to the CP200 model.

  • What are the differences between the CP200 and CP200d?

One commonly asked question about the latest version of the CP200 is what the differences are between the two.

The two radios both look the same, but the latest version had an important internal upgrade.

Motorola must have been reading our original post because the only knock we had on the CP200 was that it was not MotoTRBO Digital compliant. However, with the new CP200D, that problem is solved.

Compared to analog radios, digital brings a lot of improvements (see why many businesses are going digital here), including greater audio quality, long battery life and range to name just a few.

As a result, the CP200d also offers improved audio and longer battery life as a result of its enhanced digital capabilities. For instance, the digital version of CP200d removes a lot of background noise that was typical in the CP200.

Additionally, the CP200d also offers a few more features than the model before it, including analog scrambling, a password lock and Auto Range Transponder System to name a few.

The digital version of the CP200d also offers features like private calling and Transmit Interrupt.

That said, the analog version of the CP200d still offers an improvement in audio quality than its predecessor as well.

What We Hear From Our Customers

We deal daily with construction, manufacturing, warehousing, and volunteer fire departments with a common request – “We need a durable radio because our guys can be hard on equipment, but I don’t want to break my budget.”  The Motorola CP200 radio is exactly what they need.

Again, the Motorola CP200 is Motorola’s best selling radio EVER! The great combination of durability, performance, and pricing is exactly what most customers in blue and grey collar businesses are looking for.

  • Durable – Motorola’s CP200 offers exceptional durability and has been tested rigorously in compliance with US Military Standards. Our customers strongly recommend this radio because they stand up to some of the most demanding conditions. In the field, this radio holds up very well in some very difficult conditions like rain, snow, and the notoriously cold Canadian winters.
  • 2-Year Warranty – The CP200 comes with Motorola’s 2-year industry-leading warranty. Having this warranty allows you the peace of mind for budgeting and future costs. Our customers have let us know that having expectations on what a radio will cost each year is important for their budgeting.
  • Long Battery Life – The Lithium-Ion battery provides up to 11 hours of battery life at high power. Having a long battery life keeps up productivity and efficiency all day to maintain effectiveness. A large number of our customers work longer than average days or could be on-site longer than expected.  Having a battery that lasts those extra few hours is very important to them.

Wrapping It Up

If you’re looking for a simple and affordable two-way radio with the flexibility go digital, this radio is for you.Download the Motorola CP200D Brochure The CP200D is our best selling Motorola portable radio. Ideal for everyday communication, the CP200D is right at home in industries such as manufacturing, hospitality, construction, and more.  Download Now

Early in 2020, Motorola released the CP100d which has some of the features of the CP200d but it is positioned as a slightly lower tier version of the CP200d for a light radio user. You can read more about it here.

Have more questions about the CP200d? Call us at 1-877-721-7070 or contact us online here.

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