Picked up one of these
from e-Bay, after being inspired by Jim W1PID. A 12V 9800 mAh Lithium Ion battery to have for the KX3. It’s smaller and lighter than the 12V Sealed Lead Acid battery I am currently using. It will be coming from overseas. So now it’s a race – which will arrive first the KX3 or the battery – the chicken or the egg?
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!
What is a KX3 and what seller was it or the bidding number?
Lets have the whole story please!
Is this battery for a qrp radio or what?
The KX3 is Elecrafts newest addtion. It’s a 10W, all mode, QRP HF radio. Also their answer to the FT-817. More info here: http://www.elecraft.com/KX3/kx3.htm
I have been using a 6800 mAh version of this with my 817ND for almost a year. Don’t expect full rated capacity. I estimate mine runs about 70% of what it is labeled, but that still puts the 817’s internal battery to shame and it gives my much heavier 7Ah SLA a run for its money. It’s my portable battery of choice when operating short stints and from the work QTH.
You can pick up a mating connector at Radio Shack. Be aware that there has been talk of these having fire issues during charging (most related to physically abused ones I think). Something to keep in mind. And they take a long time to charge. Still, a great value IMO.