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?

Any bets?

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!

Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

4 Responses to “Picked up one of these”

  • Keith Santo WB7RTT:

    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?

  • Steve, KB0OLF:

    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

  • KQ2RP Chris:

    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.

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