Need battery charger for icom w32a with lithiom battery

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  1. KD7DCX

    KD7DCX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have an old icom w32a. It originally came with a nickle cadnium battery which is no longer available. Lithium ion batterys are available but I need a compatible battery charger... Any ideas?
     
  2. KD8WU

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    I have a w32a also. I replaced the battery several years ago, but turns out that one is a NiMH, and they've been discontinued also.

    Pardon my ignorance here, but why isn't just a regular charger compatible with Lithium Ion batteries? When my original charger died I just cut the cord and hooked it up to a 12V power supply.

    Good luck. Stay safe.
     
  3. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    These CC / CV Buck Converters work good for charging batteries.

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  4. K6CPO

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  5. AI5DH

    AI5DH Ham Member

    Use LFP batteries and no special charger is required. Any charger made for 12 volt Pb batteries will work fine with no modifications. Use 4S LFP aka LiFeP04
     
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