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[aprssig] Best TH-D7A after-market battery

Brian B. Riley brianbr at mac.com
Sun Apr 27 20:00:59 UTC 2008


I charge the Maha on the wallwart from  the talkie itself ... seems to  
work fine ...


BBR, n1bq

On Apr 27, 2008, at 2:28 PM, Michael J. Wolthuis wrote:

> 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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