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Offline Smurf Hunter

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Getting a Bioenno 15AH LiFePO4
« on: June 06, 2019, 03:31:07 PM »
https://www.bioennopower.com/collections/12v-series-lifepo4-batteries/products/copy-of-12v-15ah-lfp-battery-pvc-blf-1215w

I was at the regional amateur radio convention and Powerwerx had a deal going.  I got that battery, and charger with no tax and free shipping.

I like that it can support 30A of discharge, which means I can power a 100 watt transceiver at full power for a reasonable time.  I have a lot of testing to do, but am exciting to try this out.

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Re: Getting a Bioenno 15AH LiFePO4
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 05:49:22 PM »
They’re great. Very happy with my 20Ah, fabulous performance when I maxed it out on the CBA.

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Re: Getting a Bioenno 15AH LiFePO4
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 05:55:04 PM »
Last time I looked, only their 15 and 20Ah batteries are rated for that kind of load relative to their capacity, so they’re the best of the bunch in my opinion.

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Re: Getting a Bioenno 15AH LiFePO4
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 10:04:36 AM »
Last time I looked, only their 15 and 20Ah batteries are rated for that kind of load relative to their capacity, so they’re the best of the bunch in my opinion.

I talked to the Powerwerx sales reps for a couple hours last weekend and learned quite a bit.  Bioenno maybe didn't design exclusively for radio, but it sure makes a good fit.
They had their PWRBox on steep discount, but I still couldn't rationalize a plastic ammo that was just a prettier version of my current capabilities:

https://powerwerx.com/pwrbox-portable-power-box-large-bioenno-batteries

I also ordered their USB buddy.  Might seem silly to spend $20 for a buck converter, but I like that it can continually send 4amps, to charge a laptop or USB-C style phone.  Some of the knockoffs, which were just $5-10 less also had some thermal issues after heavy use. I even saw a demo of it connected directly to a 100w solar panel, and they used the USB Buddy to regulate the 5 volts to charge a phone.  Pretty crazy, but another option in my toolbox.

https://powerwerx.com/usbbuddy-powerpole-usb-converter-device-charger