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is a npx-35 battery good?

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio Systems' started by KF5JAK, Mar 31, 2012.

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  1. KF5JAK

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    I have an npx-35 12v 8 ah battery laying around and was thinking of putting it in use in a portable station setup. I'm using an 857d. how much time would one think they would get out of this?
     
  2. K0BG

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    You would have to know the duty cycle, the current draw, and even the condition of the battery. I can tell you, however, 8 Ah isn't very much capacity, especially for a 100 watt radio.
     
  3. K6LCS

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    >> ... how much time would one think they would get out of this?

    From a few minutes to several hours ... all depending upon how much TX power you are using. Improve the antenna a bit, and turn the TX power down to minimum, and you'll have a few hours to run the rig!
     
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