Re: Portable Battery Recommendations

Larry Makoski

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Just sayin'.

Larry W2LJ

On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 1:19 PM Tim N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:
In terms of battery technologies disregarding cost I'd rank them:
1. LiFePO4 (Bioenno, Dakota Lithium)
2. LiPo
3. NiCd
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.


On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 10:43 AM Richard AG5M via Groups.Io <> wrote:
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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