Re: Maximum safe input voltage to ubitx?
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They are salvaged from new computer battery packs.
From: Vince Vielhaber <vev@...>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Maximum safe input voltage to ubitx?
What kind of 18650 batteries are you using? E-Cig batteries are
designed for an intermittant high current drain while keeping their
On 02/19/2018 06:49 AM, Mvs Sarma wrote:
> during Tx time the battery drops . Yes, You said you wont diacharge
> below 3.3V. I observe here that the 18650 cells show 3V while on 1 or 2
> amps of discharge. That is what mde me feel the regulator trouble.
> However , perhaps using a LDO regulator at 12V you could overcome this
> Thanks for the reply, John.
> MVS Sarma
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 4:52 PM, John <passionfruit88@...
> <mailto:passionfruit88@...>> wrote:
> Hello Sarma,
> Regarding the voltage drop, I do not discharge my lithium batteries
> below 3.3V per cell.
> So a 4S battery pack would need to stop being used at 13.2V. With a
> regulators' drop around 1.5V (we only pull 0.4-0.5A from the main
> board on Tx, and the finals go strait to the battery), the final
> voltage to the main board is around 11.7V. Quite a decent supply
> John (VK2ETA)