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Author Topic: Battery For Kenwood D-710?  (Read 1366 times)
KA1OWC
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« on: March 29, 2018, 07:37:34 AM »

Hello: I have a Kenwood D-710A dual band mobile...I would like to include it into my "go-box"...Can someone recommend a battery that will power the radio for a reasonable amount of time and yet be light enough to fit in a go-box? Thanks a lot...
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Steve, KA1OWC
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 08:36:00 AM »

Bienno LiFePo4's.
https://www.bioennopower.com/collections/lifepo4-batteries-for-communication-equipment-ham-radio

There are two links to duty cycle charts that can help you decide what might be best for your situation.
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VE3WI
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 09:22:32 AM »

Definitely agree with GRD.  I have a 15 ah Bioenno that weighs 2 kg.  I also have a 20 ah SLA that weighs 6 kg.  Which one do I want to lug around?  Also SLA voltage drop during discharge is steeper than LiFePO4.  Downside: LiFePO4 are pricey compared to SLAs. 

Depending on your mission you can extend battery life by dropping transmit power.  I have a 710 in my truck and 10W reaches all the repeaters I need to use.

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Dave, VE3WI
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