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[aprssig] New batteries

Mark Earle wa2mct at mearle.com
Thu Apr 7 20:37:41 UTC 2005


 >Anyway, I'm curious what this will mean for radios like my Icom T2H Sport
 >running off a AA pack.  Since power output on these radios depend on

I'd check the specs/ manual carefully, as for 6 cells, that is (at the 
start of life of the new cells) 1.2v above alkalines. Older (real old) 
Icoms were picky about this type of over voltage.

 >I wonder how many other places we're going to see problems when clueless
 >consumers start putting 1.7 volt batteries in dumb 1.5 volt devices...

A lot of devices "assume" the high voltage is cells x 1.5  This could 
certainly cause issues.


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