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Lithium AA's in Tx?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by N017RW, May 19, 2014.

  1. N017RW

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    I cannot find the min/max voltage spec. for the Tx. The manual says only: 6.0V operating.

    Lithium AA's are about 1.8+ V no load or 9.0v total. That's about 2.5V more than Alkaline type.

    Any guidance or experience using them?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JesterR1

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    I'm using them, have not seen any issues by doing so. Curious to know if I shouldn't be :?:
     
  3. N017RW

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    Thanks for 'playing'.

    I imagine the actual Tx voltage is regulated down to 3.3v or so but if the regulator is linear as opposed to switching then we are just wasting the benefit of the Lithium based batts. by increasing the heat and paying a premium for it.

    Maybe someone else has more insight.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. KG4MXV

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    Well I have been using them since day one with no ill effect.
    AS to what kind of V req the transmitter has I have no idea but when I do the antenna mod I will see if I can find out.
     
  5. N017RW

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    Thanks,

    BTW: My other 'handle' is KC4YHX.

    73s.