[aprssig] Backpack Portable Battery Specs

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Tue Mar 4 10:04:08 EST 2008

Make sure you have the battery pack fitted with a fuse!....

I speak from experience on this one....   It's very easy to damage the
power cable and cause a "Huge" amount of smoke to come out of the back

Very funny for the onlookers, not so if it's you!...


Dave G0WBX.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ev Tupis [mailto:w2ev at yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 1:35 PM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] Backpack Portable Battery Specs
> I'm thinking about "backpack portable" operation with a 
> full-blown TNC/transceiver(.  I'm figuring the draw to 
> average 2 amp-hours, but haven't decided just how long to 
> need that draw.
> Before I go considering choices, I wonder if anyone on-list 
> has any experience with "backpack portable friendly 
> batteries/configurations" and would care to comment on their 
> trials/tribulations/successes?
> Regards,
> Ev, W2EV
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