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Battery swap - part 1

A project log for mEgaTON Radio

A souped up version of the eton microlink FR 150 handheld radio.

GuyisITGuyisIT 04/18/2014 at 17:190 Comments

So it ends up two of the four batteries I got are dead. Thankfully, I have plenty of enloop batteries around to test. I wired up three to get my 3.6v (4.2v technically, but that will drop as they discharge), and the radio seems to work just fine. I do need to devise a better holder system for the batteries, as taping them together has been flaky at best.

I hope next week to have something better in place for the batteries so I can test the charging of them via the radio. I should also have done a little bit better testing of the solar cell so I can see what kind of voltage I need with the new cell (I'm guessing ~4.5v- 5v.)

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