I’m using the following equipment for portable power. All from Hobbyking.
- 2 pcs LiPo 3s Turnigy 5000 mAh
- Safety bag for the battery
- Balanced charger Turnigy M8
- Low voltage alarm for the battery
The batteries are stored in my garage in a metal trash can… in case of a battery fire… I hope not this will happen!
All my DC connectors are XT60 so I can easy switch between fixed power and battery. I can use the M8 charger from my 13.5V fixed power supply or from a car cig lighter adapter.
2 svar på ”Portable batteries for ham radio”
Can you run 10W on a 3S LiPo battery? According to Icom the radio needs at least 13.5V to work properly and also charge its little battery at the same time. Isn’t it 4S (14.8V) much better suited for IC-705?
Yes 3S LiPo is OK for 10W for the IC-705.
4S has too high voltage for the IC-705 when fully charged.