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Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

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Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby RadioSouth » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:34 am

Just tried to order some NTN7396BR batteries for the Visar (slim 600 MAh NiMh) and MOL is showing them NLA. Took a look at Multiplier and they don't have them either. Anyone know of any slim substitutes ?
The fat battery ruins the whole form factor of this tiny radio in my opinion.

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby N4DES » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:01 am

I found a better solution to be the XTS4000. Might be a bit more $, but the extended features outweigh the extra cost. :-)

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby MT2000 man » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:44 am

That's interesting to know that some folks here still use the Visar :)

I have a Visar in the fleet that gets used a few times a week (light duty, all in a vehicle) and I find it to be a great little radio. Great audio, lightweight, etc. I have the "fat" battery on it now, and it's about due for a new one. If anyone happens to know where I can grab a slim battery also, I would much appreciate it !

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby JRUTA » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:39 pm

Well an xts4k ain't exactly a cheap solution hahaha. But I believe Interstate batteries makes a 600mah. Was looking for one myself.

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby com501 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:34 pm

People are still using Visar's?? And I can't even GIVE one away.....

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby RadioSouth » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:33 am

No luck on Interstate (just the fat one's available), anyone know of any other possibilities ?

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby RadioSouth » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:51 pm

bump

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby escomm » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:27 pm

Might could get a DOA battery to a company such as Battery Biz that will rebuild it for you

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby JRUTA » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:45 pm

escomm wrote:Might could get a DOA battery to a company such as Battery Biz that will rebuild it for you


Interesting option, i never knew such a thing existed. I wonder if they could rebuild one in lithium Ion to squeeze out more than 600mAh? Then i guess the problem would be finding a suitable charger. Hmmm.

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby escomm » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:29 am

JRUTA wrote:
escomm wrote:Might could get a DOA battery to a company such as Battery Biz that will rebuild it for you


Interesting option, i never knew such a thing existed. I wonder if they could rebuild one in lithium Ion to squeeze out more than 600mAh? Then i guess the problem would be finding a suitable charger. Hmmm.

VISAR battery? Hmmm, PMLN5122A KVL adapter for the Impres charger should theoretically make that feasible

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby JRUTA » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:56 am

escomm wrote:
JRUTA wrote:
escomm wrote:Might could get a DOA battery to a company such as Battery Biz that will rebuild it for you


Interesting option, i never knew such a thing existed. I wonder if they could rebuild one in lithium Ion to squeeze out more than 600mAh? Then i guess the problem would be finding a suitable charger. Hmmm.

VISAR battery? Hmmm, PMLN5122A KVL adapter for the Impres charger should theoretically make that feasible


Yup, didnt think of that. :o

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby Tim » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:34 pm

Might have some issues with the available voltage
from a Li-Ion battery vs a NiMH.

Think that's why there aren't any Li-Ion batteries for the
Jedi series.

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby JRUTA » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:33 pm

Possibly. but arent Jedis the same as xts/pro series platforms in terms of voltage? I never paid attention to it.

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby txshooter » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:59 am

com501 wrote:People are still using Visar's?? And I can't even GIVE one away.....

If you are giving them away i will send you my address..lol

These were always great little units for lots of uses. I still keep a couple around!
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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby JRUTA » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:42 pm

txshooter wrote:
com501 wrote:People are still using Visar's?? And I can't even GIVE one away.....

If you are giving them away i will send you my address..lol

These were always great little units for lots of uses. I still keep a couple around!

DITTO. Me too! I love my Visar, DN revision, hasn't quit on me yet. Just wish I had the slim battery.

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby RadioSouth » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:27 pm

That slim battery is the whole reason to carry that little guy. No easier to carry than a HT1000 with the fat battery, but in this configuration does make a good cupholder radio, my hasn't flown out yet.
Tried out the EX500 as a slim battery is available for that but it's not quite as small as the Visar. Oh well.

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby escomm » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:28 am

I hear there's a new radio coming out here pretty soon that's supposed to be about the size of a cell phone. With a color touch screen. 2 watt max TX though, think it's geared at business users

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby RadioSouth » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:43 am

That might be a contender, will have to check that out. Thanks

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby flyinace09 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:42 pm

escomm wrote:I hear there's a new radio coming out here pretty soon that's supposed to be about the size of a cell phone. With a color touch screen. 2 watt max TX though, think it's geared at business users


I'm assuming this is going to be something like the XTS4000?

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby mr.syntrx » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:49 pm

RadioSouth wrote:That slim battery is the whole reason to carry that little guy. No easier to carry than a HT1000 with the fat battery, but in this configuration does make a good cupholder radio, my hasn't flown out yet.
Tried out the EX500 as a slim battery is available for that but it's not quite as small as the Visar. Oh well.


Same deal with the XTS4000. The 4k with the fat battery is about as thick as an XTS3000, just half the height.

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby Mikey » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:23 am

Talk with Interstate Battery, They repack alot of our battery pacs for us, just send in your dead battery and they will repack it with new Cells,

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby JustinMoon205 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:12 pm

To open this up again, did anyone ever find a source for the slim NTN7396 slim NiMh Visar batteries? I have several, and would like to use this battery. Maybe someone has some old stock ones? Or does anyone know if anyone makes an aftermarket battery for the Visar that is slim?

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby Steve » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:01 pm

I've been looking for some slim bats without any luck so I am converting one to lithium polymer. The pack will have 1700mah of capacity and weigh less then the stock 600mah nimh battery. I will have to use a dedicated lithium charger with it and it likely won't be pretty enough for commercial use(inside plastic will be mostly cutout) but to have use of a Visar again it will do for my needs. As a bonus it will run the radio for a long time.

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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby JustinMoon205 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:03 pm

Steve: How are you going to accomplish this?
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Re: Substitute for NLA Visar slim battery ?

Postby Steve » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:53 pm

JustinMoon205 wrote:Steve: How are you going to accomplish this?


I will post pictures. I have a modified slim pack already with LiPo cells in it but I forgot the radio turned on once and overdischarged the cells causing them to puff. The new cells I have coming include over discharge protection. As long as the protection circuits can handle the current needed during transmit I will leave them in place.


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