Bioenno Battery for emegencies

Welcome to a “Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC)” update from Big Island ARRL News. Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio article are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Content supplies by Glenn (AH6IO) and Chris (AH6BI).

Accessed on 08 May 2019, 0245 UTC, Post 963.

Source (via email):

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm#all/FMfcgxwCgVcVRRVxvbQfZjLTQkpWnSNs

What follows in a most interesting exchange between Glenn (AH6IO) and Chris (AH6BI) concerning the use of Bioenno Batteries for emergency communications.  Here is the complete set of messages, with the latest one listed first then followed by Glenn’s original message.

Re: [BIARC] Bioenno Battery for emergencies

BIARC mailing list
x

Glenn via BIARC biarc@mailman.qth.net

2:20 PM (2 hours ago)
to sitnslidebiarc
Yup exactly what I told others – charge the battery (ies) in a car aux socket with an inverter – I have a Tripplite 350w one.Thanks for sharing and glad our thinking coincides.  I don’t plan to use the Powerwerx box, but that’s a good idea.Seems like you folks are pretty well equipped. 73,Glenn

—–Original Message—–
From: Chris Gray <sitnslide@gmail.com>
To: khaleio <khaleio@aol.com>
Cc: biarc <biarc@mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tue, May 7, 2019 12:06 pm
Subject: Re: [BIARC] Bioenno Battery for emergencies

Yeah, shipping is a problem most places since can’t use “usual” air carrier methods.  Bioenno shipped FedEx freight – $390 total.  We put ours in PowerWerx boxes that have Power Pole outlets, cig-lighter jack, dual USB, voltage meter.  Cheaper than making our own go-box.  Room in the box for battery, charger, radio (PowerWerx DB-750X since Part 90 cert).  Grab and go.  We got 300 watt pure sinewave inverters with cig-lighter plug for charging in the car using AC charger.  The battery box cig-lighter jack lets us use the inverter to get AC power in the field as well.  Pretty slick, and super portable.
–Chris AH6BI
On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 10:44 AM <khaleio@aol.com> wrote:

Tks Chris.  Also I see Batt Bill as a dealer so support should be avail locally.I have an inquiry to Dan at Batt Bill for price – and I see that the ground shipping requirement is OK – HRO is supposed to be a dealer, but they told me they could not ship the larger ones.  Thanks for reply and good to know others using these – and we can compare notes…  I think they will be worth it – I cannot comfortably carry the Optima Blue top with my bad back…
73,Glenn, AH6IO

—–Original Message—–
From: Chris Gray <sitnslide@gmail.com>
To: khaleio <khaleio@aol.com>
Cc: biarc <biarc@mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tue, May 7, 2019 9:38 am
Subject: Re: [BIARC] Bioenno Battery for emergencies

HPP Neighborhood Watch bought 7 30amp LiFePO4 batteries direct from Bioenno for our Emergency Radio Team portable/mobile boxes.  7.6 pounds and have Anderson PP’s.  They dealt on price.  About $320 each (including AC charger), shipped.  If a group of folks got together to bundle an order, they might deal.  I don’t think B-Bill’s will keep them in stock, but it’s nice to have someone local who will order.
–Chris AH6BI
On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 8:21 AM Glenn via BIARC <biarc@mailman.qth.net> wrote:

FYI Battery Bill in Hilo is planning to carry Bioenno Batteries.  They are Lithium Iron Phosphate.  Not Lithium Ion.  Very light and can provide the 12+volts way longer than other batteries.  They are also very light (5.8 lb) for a 20 Ah which can give a 40 amp draw will stay at higher voltage than even Optimas .  Drawback is higher cost.  However, their projected life span is quite a bit longer than the AGM or lead acid types.  They do not have a charge memory so do not need to be drawn down before recharging.
I am considering 2 – 20 Ah and one charger – use one battery and be charging the other – some what near 3 hrs depending on how far down it is.  There are batt up to 40 Ah but they will take longer to charge – wt is still low at a little over 10 lb.  At 4-5 amp for charging the 20 Ah one, you should be able to use an inverter (300w) plugged into a car aux socket with enging idling.  Or one could run both down and charge the two at the same time on a generator – 3 hrs instead of 5-6 or more hours for 1 40 Ah battery.
The issue with the connectors has been cleared up – photos were wrong I think – go on this website – Bioennopower.com
Regular screw on the top and charger has alligator clips.  The Bioenno charger is highly recommended.  Do not use a regular batt charger or direct from solar system, etc.
Ask for Dan at Battery Bill Hilo – you will see on the website that Battery Bill is a authorized dealer.  ph 498 0698.
73,Glenn,  AH6IO
______________________________________________________________
BIARC mailing list
Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/biarc
Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm
Post: mailto:BIARC@mailman.qth.net

This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net
Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html

______________________________________________________________
BIARC mailing list
Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/biarc
Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm
Post: mailto:BIARC@mailman.qth.net

This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net
Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html

—————————–

2019 ARRL National Convention:

One of the world’s largest gatherings of Amateur/Ham Radio operators will be held from

17 May 2019 through 19 May 2019 in Xenia, Ohio.  Here is the latest update from HQ

ARRL in Newington, CT, 06111:

ARRL TO HOLD NATIONAL CONVENTION
AT HAMVENTION® IN MAY 2019

What: 2019 ARRL National Convention at Hamvention®

When: May 17-19, 2019

Where: Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385  

Official websites:

Convention Tickets: hamvention.org

ARRL National Convention – Program & Activities Guide, and ARRL exhibit map

Event App: This is the first year a free mobile event app will help attendees navigate the extensive Hamvention program, activities, and exhibits from their personal smartphone or tablet. The app is a collaborative effort between ARRL and Dayton Hamvention. Find exhibitors and booths, forum schedules, and affiliated events. Follow the hourly prize drawings from wherever you are. Attendees are also encouraged to tap on the “MyProfile” icon to optionally include their name and call sign, email address, and any other information they’d like to share with other attendees. The icon labeled “Scan Badge” will allow users to scan a QR Code displayed on a second device using the icon labeled “MyBadge” – instantly connecting your shared contact information with another ham. The 2019 Dayton Hamvention event app is available for both Apple and Android smart devices. A web-browser version is also available, which is optimized for nearly any type of personal computer or mobile device. Visit your app store to download it, or search for “Hamvention” in the Apple and Google Play app stores. The link will automatically redirect you to the appropriate app store to download the app, or you will be redirected to the web-browser version.

Travel Planning:

What is Amateur Radio (or “ham radio”): www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio


For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Amateur/Ham Radio, ARES, ARRL, Big Island ARRL News, Big Island of Hawaii ARRL info, Club Activities, Hawaii Island Amateur Radio Clubs
Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 157 other subscribers

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2272 for Friday May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021
    - INDIAN HAMS ASSIST WITH SUPPLIES TO COVID PATIENTS - BRAZILIAN AMATEURS SEEK EQUIPMENT TAX EXEMPTION - DEBRIS FROM CHINESE ROCKET SCATTERS IN INDIAN OCEAN - PARKER PROBE EXPLORES SUN'S IMPACT ON VENUS' IONOSPHERE - NEW ZEALAND AMATEURS APPROVED FOR 60M OPERATION - RSGB ADDS RESOURCES FOR RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, OPERATOR EXAMS - 100 WATTS AND […]
    Kevin Trotman
  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2271 for Friday May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021
    - FRIEDRICHSHAFEN TRADE SHOW TO BE VIRTUAL - MICROWAVE ATTACKS REPORTED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. - SPECIAL EVENT RECALLS DOOMED US SUBMARINE - WIA PRESSES ACMA for GREATER SPECTRUM ACCESS - 'FENCE-TENNA' PROJECT GETS GOOD RECEPTION - NEW FORMAT UNVEILED FOR YOTA ONLINE - 'RADIO WATCH' STIRS INTEREST AT EARTH DAY EVENT - 'SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM' MARKS […]
    Kevin Trotman
  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2270 for Friday April 30, 2021 April 30, 2021
    - WRTC POSTPONED UNTIL 2023 - SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR YOUNGEST CONTESTERS - LAUNCH PLANNED FOR SATELLITE MADE OF WOOD - YOUNG RADIO FRIENDS SHARE EVERYTHING, INCLUDING AN HONOR - SMARTPHONES ANSWER THE CALL OF SOLAR STORMS - NETS OF NOTE: HAMS CHECK IN TO SHARE SOME 'CABIN FEVER' - NEWSLINE IN SEARCH OF 2021 YOUNG […]
    Kevin Trotman
  • Radio Frequency Interference Seminar Set for May 19 via Zoom May 14, 2021
    ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, hold a Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) seminar via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, at 2000 UTC. His 30-minute slide presentation offers an overview of politics, personalities, and technical issues involved in electromagnetic interference (EMI) control as well as causes and cures. A question-and-answer session will follow the slide presentation. […]
  • Wooden Satellite to Launch by Year’s End May 14, 2021
    The WISA Woodsat project, being sponsored by plywood supplier WISA in an unconventional PR initiative, is poised to place a wooden satellite into orbit by the end of the year. The idea is to test the suitability of treated wood as a low-cost and widely available material for space applications. The IARU posting for Woodsat […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update May 14, 2021
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity returned last Friday, May 7, and has held steady since. Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 11.9 to 21.1, and average daily solar flux was up 2.1 points to 74.3 for the reporting week ending May 12.Geomagnetic activity was quiet until Wednesday, May 12, when the planetary A […]
Latest Amateur Radio Posts
Blog Stats
  • 21,309 hits
Post Archives
%%footer%%