[VHFcontesting] Rover Power

Greg Zenger [N2GZ] n2gz at gregzenger.com
Thu Apr 21 03:52:18 PDT 2011

Fantastic find.
Concord Batteries makes the LifeLine batteries that I speak highly of.  

-----Original Message-----
From: vhfcontesting-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:vhfcontesting-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Michael Sapp
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 4:34 PM
To: vhfcontesting at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] Rover Power

Hi John/w1rt & All:  Interesting on the Covus lithium batteries.  Last fall 
I came across a set of Concorde RG-390E aviation batteries at a local 
hamfest for $8 each. These are 24V nominal 28AH units, which weigh in at 
62lb each but can power lots of commercial 24 and 48~50 volt equipment. The 
batteries hang in around 26.5 volts each. Data sheet....


So my suggestion is to make acquaintances with the mechanic(s) and avionics 
tech(s) at the local county airport(s). They are required by the FAA to 
change batteries after so many service hours, so it may be possible to get 
some affordable 24 and 48~50 volt power solutions for rover service. I wish 
I would have gotten the 'gents card whom I purchased these 24v batteries 
from. If I see him again, I'll be sure to get his contact info....73

Mike, wa3tts

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