[aprssig] Re: D7 battery

Patrick Green pagreen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 13:57:59 CST 2006

When you get to that low of voltage, it gets distorted at lower volumes than
when you are running 9.6 and higher.  I definitely notice more distortion on
the lower voltage battery than on the high power ones at the same audio
levels.  Sounds to me that you are getting a dead cell and it's getting
lower than it used to.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.

On 3/24/06, KC2MMI (Jared) <kc2mmi at verizon.net> wrote:
> Ron-
> "I have been using rechargeable AA batteries in my D7 battery holder"
> Yes, don't do it. Bear in mind the radio requires 10-12V for full power
> and the
> AA pack is putting out half of that, 6V, using alkaline cells. With NiMh
> it only
> puts out 5 volts when they are fully charged--about the same thing as
> half-dead
> alkalines. You're simply pushing the limits of the radio. Make up an
> external AA
> pack that will give you better than 6 volts all the time, if you don't
> want to
> use the Kenwood rechargeable pack or alkalines.
> You are also running the risk of pizzling the radio. If you operate it
> with low
> voltage, the CPU tends to go psycho and then you'll need to do a reset,
> and
> reprogram everything, as well as changing to new batteries.
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