Motorola Serial Number Conversion Chart
Motorola has one of the easiest serial number conversion charts to follow. Most of Motorola's products follow the same serial number format allowing you an easy way to determine when the product was manufactured.
A typical serial number follows this general format: 3 numbers 3 alpha 4 numbers: Sample 123ABC6789
The first three numbers are unique to the model.
The next three are alpha charters and it's the second and third alpha charters that are used to determine the manufacturer year and month.
The last 4 in most cases are numeric, however if the manufacturing for the current month runs over the 9999 the first numeric number will be changed to an alpha charter followed by three numbers.
The chart below can be used to determine the manufacture year and month:
Second Letter Year Third Letter Month
A 1976/2000 A-B January
B 1977/2001 C-D February
C 1978/2002 E-F March
D 1979/2003 G-H April
E 1980/2004 J-K May
F 1981/2005 L-M June
G 1982/2006 N-P July
H 1983/2007 Q-R August
J 1984/2008 S-T September
K 1985/2009 U-V October
L 1986/2010 W-X November
M 1987/2011 Y-Z December
Example Serial Number Conversion: 123AJA6789 J = Year 2008 A = Month January
A one year standard warranty would expire January 31st, 2009
A two year standard warranty would expire January 31st 2010