Re: DSW-series power supply options?


From: Larry S Cahoon (
Date: Fri Sep 29 2000 - 13:11:07 EDT

On Fri, 29 Sep 2000 10:00:48 -0700 (PDT) Quinn Farnes
<> writes:
> 'Course the other option would be to just use alkaline
> batteries. Does anyone know where I can get a battery
> holder for 8 "C" cells (AAs for backpacking)? I tried the
> usual suspects (Jameco and RS catalogs), but neither has
> them.
I just use the NiMH AA's. I got the 8 cell holders from RS locally - no
problem. But I use a 10 cell pack I got from the mail order place that I
picked up the NiMHs from. I carry two sets of those and a charger. You
can charge one set faster than you will use a set so they are always
ready. The 10 cell NiNH give you about 12-13 volts and holds it until the
batteries are gone. So you don't loss power with them as you operate.
With a rating of 1500-1700 mAH they should last you a good long time in
the field with the DSW rigs before they need to be recharged.

is where I got the 10 cell holder - they have the others as well. The
battery holder page is

73 de Larry............WD3P in MD
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