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[aprssig] battery enclosure.

Rich Garcia k4gps at arrl.net
Sun Apr 24 23:38:32 UTC 2005


That is interesting... I have a large APC UPS that needs batteries but they
cost an arm and a leg, it's a commercial version with some
beasts in there. Where would you find a wheelchair gel cell for that low of
a price ? I could extend the leads for the original UPS
battery and remote the battery outside of the case! That's the main reason
my Igate has not been back up since just after the hurricanes,
we were out of the house for about 5 days and it was just way too much for
the batteries.

Rich

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Earl Needham
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2005 6:43 PM
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Subject: RE: [aprssig] battery enclosure.


At 10:37 AM 4/24/2005, Rich Garcia wrote:
>$90 sounds a bit steep. May want to check out WestMarine and similar
dealers
>also since they are used
>on personal watercraft also and if I remember correctly much MUCH less
>expensive.

         Shucks, just use a gel cell battery meant for a wheelchair, and
mount it in a plastic tool box.  Total charge about $25...

         I'm so cheap I squeak when I walk...
         Earl


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