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[aprssig] Batteries for standalone trackers

Greg Clark k7rkt at bigredbee.com
Tue Feb 21 03:43:29 UTC 2012


Many LiPo cell packs come with a  circuit board installed inside the pack
that protects the cells against over-discharge and over-current situations.
 Makes the much safer, and less likely to be damaged.

I really like the 1800 mah 2-cell packs from batteryspace.com.  I also use
lots of the single cell 850mah flavors w/ integrated charge protection --
much better than the raw cells.

True story -- almost burned down my house when I had the charger set to
NiCad and attempted to charge a LiPo pack unattended, at night.    The
battery pack was on top of the charger, and melted a hole almost all the
way thru it. My entire office was covered in a thin film of soot.  I don't
use high current chargers inside the house any more.

-- Greg

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 7:09 PM, Earl Needham <earl.kd5xb at gmail.com> wrote:

> I used a wheelchair battery for a while.  It was great until I
> "over-discharged" it one too many times.
>
> Vy 7 3
> Earl
> KD5XB
>
> ------Original Message------
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> Subject: [aprssig] Batteries for standalone trackers
> Sent: Feb 20, 2012 14:54
>
> Hello
>
> Taking a tracker on a boat and a plane.
>
> Any good suggestions of battery technology ?
>
> Are radio control battery packs a good option ?
>
> Little GELL CELL ?
>
> - Andrew -
>
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