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|
|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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