WLB-817 LiPo Kit by Windcamp

This neat little kit puts a lithium polymer or LiPo battery into your FT-817. LiPo batteries have been used for while now by R/C enthusiast because of their high power to weight ratio as well as their ability to provide high current coupled with a flat discharge voltage curve. What does all that mean? Well, throughout the discharge you'll see voltages of between 11.8 to 11.1V, about 90% of the charge of the battery. Past 11.0V you'll see a steep drop  off to 9V, the minimum operating votage.

The WLB-817 replaces your FT-817 factory supplied battery tray and the custom made Charging Hatch replaces you battery door. The Charging Hatch features a an ON/OFF switch that cuts the battery off from the radio during charging or storage. The charger features a bi-color LED that indicates charge status.

The Lexan Stand is perfect for operation in the shack or on a picnic table. The custom Lexan stand features a cutout for access to the Charging Hatch.

NEW! Now features an improved charge hatch and 3000mAh Lipo!

Specifications

Operating Voltage Charged 12.6V Nominal 11.6V
Charger 100-240VAC Input 12.8VDC Output
Minimum Voltage 9V
Charge Time 4 Hours
Discharge Current 2.5A Max
Charging Specs 12.6V @ 1.2A

Click here for the WLB-817 Manual

All Battery Kits are currently back ordered. No International Orders will be accepted. Domestic Orders are accepted but I will refund if I can't ship in 30 days.
 


WLB-817 Combo Kit Includes 3000 mAh LiPo Battery, Charger, Hatch and Stand $90

WLB-817 Basic Kit Includes LiPo Battery, Charger and Hatch         $75
Custom Lexan Stand Only  $20
Extra 3000mAh WLB-817 Battery Only  $45
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