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Reviews Categories | Batteries & Chargers for amateur radios. | Windcamp 3000mah lithium battery kit for yaesu ft-817 Help


Reviews Summary for Windcamp 3000mah lithium battery kit for yaesu ft-817
Reviews: 5 Average rating: 2.4/5 MSRP: $87$
Description: LIPO 3000mAh Polymer Lithium Battery with back door+ holder for FT-817
FT-817ND

Product is in production.
More info: http://www.windcamp-gear.com/en/productn.asp?ArticleID=2231
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WB8RJY Rating: 2/5 Jan 1, 2017 15:43 Send this review to a friend
Battery and door good, charger doa  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Received battery, charger and new door for my FT 817.The charger was DOA.Have asked the supplier for a new one,let's see what happens.No big deal either way,found the replacement chargers on EBAY for $7.29.
Ordered two since this seems to be a common problem.
 
CT2FZI Rating: 5/5 Apr 22, 2016 06:49 Send this review to a friend
Great product and great support!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I own the newer version of the windcamp battery kit.
The battery cover fits perfectly, the battery is very close to the announced capacity and it has overcurrent and surge protection.
No issues whatsoever with the wall charger, it just gets a little warm but nothing to alarm me.
To the reviewers with issues contact the ebay store, the seller will send you free wall chargers (http://stores.ebay.com/windcamphamradio/)
This is the official windcamp store and I always have the best support!
 
W1DMH Rating: 4/5 Mar 16, 2016 05:49 Send this review to a friend
Best internal battery  Time owned: more than 12 months
Probably close to 200 portable operations for SOTA. Operation at -17F to 108F. Connector is a little weak. I own the old 2700 mAh version. Will buy another. Great improvement to 817.
 
2E0YXB Rating: 1/5 Apr 1, 2015 03:28 Send this review to a friend
Very poor  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Used the charger twice with no problems, and then on the third charge, after about 3 minutes the charger sparked and tripped the MCB in the consumer unit. I contacted the seller who agreed to have it back but the cost of returning it was so expensive that I decided not to take up the offer. On investigating the charger it looked as if one of the diodes in the rectifier bridge circuit had blown itself apart and damaged other components and the pcb. A great shame as up to that point I was very pleased with the fitting and life of the battery.
 
VE2DIY Rating: 0/5 Jan 9, 2015 21:36 Send this review to a friend
Worked for 4-5 charges  Time owned: months
The kit worked well for 4-5 charges than the small wall wart charger died and you won't get any support from the manufacturer for the ebay seller. I've beed promised a replacement since last November (almost 3 months). The same kit is sold under other names but it's the same cheap stuff. Get yourself an external 3 cell lipo instead.
 


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