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Switch to 3000 mAh battery – More juice for your QRP Yaesu FT 817 ND

I’ve personally tested this new feature for our FT 817.
It is a kit that fit into your original case a LIPO 3000 mAh battery.

Lipo battery are widely used now by R/C enthusiast because of their high power to weight ratio as well as their ability to provide high current coupled with a flat discharge voltage curve. 

The WLB-817 kit replaces your FT-817 factory supplied battery tray and the custom made Charging Hatch replaces you battery door. The Charging Hatch features a an ON/OFF switch that cuts the battery off from the radio during charging or storage. The charger features a bi-color LED that indicates charge status.


Operating Voltage Charged 12.6V Nominal 11.6V 
Charger 100-240VAC Input 12.8VDC Output
Minimum Voltage 9V
Charge Time 4 Hours
Discharge Current 2.5A Max
Charging Specs 12.6V @ 1.2A 


WLB-817 Basic Kit Includes LiPo Battery, Charger and Hatch         $75

Video of the installation


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