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 with low voltage cutoff protection!

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

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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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