- Portable Battery Recommendations
Re: Portable Battery Recommendations
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I'm lovin' the logo that's in the top of that ammo box!
In terms of battery technologies disregarding cost I'd rank them:
1. LiFePO4 (Bioenno, Dakota Lithium)
4. Sealed Lead Acid
You can use this calculator to estimate your battery needs:
"Depth of Discharge" is an important factor for run time. Use these values:
LiFePO4 - 90%
LiPo - 80%
NiCd - 75%
SLA - 50%
I have a 3Ah Bioenno LiFePO4 pack that I use with my KX2.
I loved the discussion about Portable Antennas, learned quite a few new ideas to try out. Now for another. To power my Ten-Tec Argo IV QRP rig (or a KX2 if I ever get one) out in the field, what kind of light weight battery would you all recommend that could power the rig, running 5 watts, for up to four hours CW and SSB. I have a sealed Gel-Cell but it's kinda heavy. Appreciate all your thoughts. 72, Richard AG5M.
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