ALINCO DJ-X3 E Batteries

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ALINCO DJ-X3 E Batteries

Post by AIRMAN » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:01 pm

Just received this model this morning.

The manual says not to use NiCad AA's. :?

Recommended is NimH.

Are all batteries in the supermarket NimH or are they only the rechargeable type and need to be charged up in a plug in charger?

Would Lithium AA be OK?

Can anyone here recommend what type of battery is best for this Alinco as I have never owned one before.

This model I have takes 3? :?

Thanks guys,

Airman

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Re: ALINCO DJ-X3 E Batteries

Post by youngn » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:35 pm

NiCad's are old technology I'm not sure if you can still buy them at supermarkets...

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Keep in mind regular AA batteries are 1.5v a cell whereas rechargeable AA batteries are 1.2v per cell...

so 3 x 1.5 = 4.5 whereas 3 x 1.2 = 3.6
Almost 1 volt difference

This may or may not cause any malfunction or damage... I am not quite sure
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Re: ALINCO DJ-X3 E Batteries

Post by alinco21 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:26 pm

I just take my pack down to the All Sort Batteries they place new recharble (Metal Hydride) or Ion ones in with a higher mAh and cost a lot less than a new original pack.

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Re: ALINCO DJ-X3 E Batteries

Post by Comint » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:50 am

AIRMAN wrote:Just received this model this morning.

The manual says not to use NiCad AA's. :?

Recommended is NimH.

Are all batteries in the supermarket NimH or are they only the rechargeable type and need to be charged up in a plug in charger?

Would Lithium AA be OK?

Can anyone here recommend what type of battery is best for this Alinco as I have never owned one before.

This model I have takes 3? :?

Thanks guys,

Airman
The Service Manual for the Alinco DJ-X3 says the internal battery source can range from 3.6 to 6.0 Volts, so Alkaline or Lithium AA batteries (at 1.5 V each) won't cause any problems.

I only know of NiMH batteries as rechargeable.

Didn't the radio come with a EBP-52NS NiMH battery pack, an EDC-105 Battery Re-charger, and an EDC-94 AC adapter.

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Re: ALINCO DJ-X3 E Batteries

Post by AIRMAN » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:44 am

Didn't tho come with a EBP-52NS NiMH battery pack, an EDC-105 Battery Re-charger, and an EDC-94 AC adapter.e radi

No. The dealer, Lee Andrews said that price for this scanner was so low it didn't include the battery pack or adapter, I got it for $229 incl shipping.

I haven't given it a proper work out yet. I may review it in due course.


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