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[aprssig] RE: TH-D7AG Battery life

Stephanie Steele kc7dba at spamcop.net
Sun Mar 6 17:22:34 UTC 2005

I have tried all (5 different mfgs total) the PB-39 replacements and the 
only one I would purchase again is the Maha product. It is far superior 
to all the others (WW, Kenwood, etc) in it's fit to the radio, life 
span, and performance. They cost a couple of dollars more than most of 
the others but those are dollars well spent.


Brian B. Riley wrote:
> The stock PB-39 NiCad from Kenwood for the TH-D7 is poor, thy all seem to
> die very early on (10-16 months).
> A friend recommended to me the Maha PB-39 NiMH replacement. There are two
> forms, a 9.6 volt mid-range capacity and a 6 volt  1800 maH unit called the
> PB-39H. I chose the latter. I found the 3 watts out instead of 5 watts was
> unnoticeable in most use and  the longevity was incredible.  Haven't done
> any specific tests but my guts feelings are it will run at least twice as
> long as any other battery I have tried including the W&W. (the PB-39H
> charges just nicely on the talkie from the wall wart  as the NiCad  did) I
> have had the two PB-39H's on my two D7s for three years without any
> problems!



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