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[aprssig] Best TH-D7A after-market battery

Michael J. Wolthuis wolthui3 at msu.edu
Sun Apr 27 18:28:36 UTC 2008


I too have been looking for new battery options.  I have the Kenwood 
BC-19 drop-in charger though.  Can either the Batteries America or the 
Maha battery be charged with this or must they use their own custom charger?

Thanks,
Mike
kb8zgl


Brian B. Riley wrote:
> I have used the Maha PB39H NiMH in 6 volt 1800 mah ... for years in my 
> two D7s and they are great. At 6v they only put out a little over 3 
> watts but they last a long time and so far in use I never have notice 
> the difference between 3w and 5 watts ....
>
> On Apr 26, 2008, at 10:24 PM, Charles Doughtie wrote:
>
>> --- John Habbinga <kc5zrq at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> All of the D7 packs that I've seen are made with
>>> "2/3 A" battery cells.  Mine had 600 mAh cells in it.
>>>  I work at a battery store and
>>> the highest capacity we have is 1100 mAh in NiMH.
>>
>> I have been using Batteries America batteries AND
>> their charger ever since my D7 was new. About 2
>> years ago I bought two of their PB-39h 9.6 volt
>> 1450 mAh NiMH batteries - the older ones were 1100
>> mAh. I recommend their charger also - this has been
>> better than the stock battery that seemed to die
>> prematurely.
>
> -- 
> cheers ... 73 de brian  riley,  n1bq , underhill center, vermont
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