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PostSubject: Leisure battery query   Leisure battery query Icon_minitimeFri Aug 20, 2021 12:28 pm

Hi Every hope your all well,
Just a quick question about Leisure batteries for Static mobile work.What am I looking for when buying one,What price,What power etc etc.
Thanks Tom.
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PostSubject: Re: Leisure battery query   Leisure battery query Icon_minitimeFri Aug 20, 2021 12:43 pm

Tom is depends on what gear your going to be hooking up to the battery.
A 100AH battery on paper will give you 5hrs if your running a 100w rig consuming 20Amps, the reality is different.
You have to assume your duty-cycle is not going to be 20amps constantly, you will be listening most of the time, so a lower current is being drawn, about 1 to 1.5 amps.
The golden rule is Not to totally discharge any battery, that's a sure way to kill it.
So roughly 4hrs operating a 50% duty cycle, listen/transmit at 100w for a 100Ah battery, have a look on amazon for a guide price wise.

Regards Ady

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PostSubject: Re: Leisure battery query   Leisure battery query Icon_minitimeFri Aug 20, 2021 1:29 pm

Cheers Ady, I’ll definitely go for the 100Ah battery.
Amazon and EBay will be checked tonight after work.
Thanks for the advice.👍🏻
Tom.
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PostSubject: Re: Leisure battery query   Leisure battery query Icon_minitimeSat Aug 21, 2021 6:34 am

Hi Tom. Just throwing this one out there as something to think about. It's not a leisure battery, but after seeing and hearing other people use them for portable work I went this route because of the small size and weight, and that it can be charged up more times. The block in the middle of photo..
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It's a car jumper pack. Next to it is a jumper port to cig lighter socket adapter that I plug the radio lead into. They come in lots of different capacities and prices. Mine's only 14Ah and at lower end of the prices. It's got me out of the house for an hour or two a few times with half the charge remaining after. Definitely wouldn't be an all-nighter battery and wouldn't last long with a burner on though.

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PostSubject: Re: Leisure battery query   Leisure battery query Icon_minitimeSat Aug 21, 2021 7:25 am

Thanks SangueG, That’s definitely another option well worth considering.
Cheers Tom.👍🏻

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PostSubject: Re: Leisure battery query   Leisure battery query Icon_minitimeSat Aug 21, 2021 7:29 am

Got 2 of them somewhere doing nothing.
180A ? Will have to root them out they might be of use to somebody on here.
Got me thinking now as just cleared one car out and don't remember seeing one in there.
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PostSubject: Re: Leisure battery query   Leisure battery query Icon_minitimeSat Aug 21, 2021 10:17 am

Hi Tom,  after many years of SOTA Ops, I feel I can throw my twopeneth in.  I had a FT897 mainly for 2m ssb to carry up along with all my coax, antennas (albeit they were home-brew and light) so for most of us walking up a long steep Hill or Mountain, weight against length of time for battery drain was what we had to be mindful of. The heaviest I could carry comfortably was a 12Ah Slab, this would easily give me 4 hours at 20 watts output during a pile up of contacts.. 

I am mindful you are looking at Static Mobile, so for me that was a 45Ah Battery but there using an Icom 706 MK2G at 30 watts on HF Bands, that would last me approx 6 hours before I had to drop power to about 15 watts. Hope this helps?

Good luck Tony
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PostSubject: Re: Leisure battery query   Leisure battery query Icon_minitimeSat Aug 21, 2021 10:36 am

Hi Tony,Thanks for the advice and I’ve seen some of this’d hill top if not mountain top photos you posted,Now thats SOTA ops.Thankfully I don’t think I’ll have to much of a worry about lugging all my gear and antenna up a side of a steep mountain to start with as I’ll just take kiddie steps.Walk before you can run and all that.lol
4 to 6 hours of battery life should be more then adequate adequate for my needs.Firstly I’ll have a shop around and do a bit of homework first on what’s available and the pro’s and con’s.
Thanks again BEARFOOT.👍🏻
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PostSubject: Re: Leisure battery query   Leisure battery query Icon_minitimeFri Sep 03, 2021 4:20 pm

i have a leisure batt to a 170 amp hour and it was not cheap, its big and i could not lift it took two to lift it, and i bought a
charger for batt, and its handy in case there a break in the power and its good with a good kicker in the car

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PostSubject: Re: Leisure battery query   Leisure battery query Icon_minitimeSat Sep 04, 2021 8:11 am

Hi Guys,
Have you thought of this sort of thing.
It is an emergency starter kit for a car.
It also has a built in cigaret lighter socket and a torch.
Very portable.
12V 7Ah battery.
Available from Amazon.

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PostSubject: Re: Leisure battery query   Leisure battery query Icon_minitimeSat Sep 04, 2021 9:33 am

Martin
They are a 17AH battery in them not 7AH so plenty of run time.

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PostSubject: Re: Leisure battery query   Leisure battery query Icon_minitimeSat Sep 04, 2021 9:53 am

Sorry Alan,
Hand and eye coordination not up to scratch LOL!!!

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