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Battery for Maestro

Lorenzo Mendini
Lorenzo Mendini Member ✭✭
edited January 2020 in Maestro
Hi anyone can suggest me some batteries packs suitable to insert in maestro? Many thanks and let e know. bye bye


  • David Marotti
    David Marotti Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Lorenzo, I did a lot of research on this and tried a number of batteries.  This was the best in my opinion.  I got two of them for extended operating...  https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B073X3Q5LN/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  • Neil   N4FN
    Neil N4FN Member
    edited July 2019
    From the FLEX community there were some batteries suggested: This is one of them and sometimes on Amazon they have special discounts or you can order direct...External Battery Charger 10400mAh by Mogix Accessories with Two Universal USB Output Ports 
    I have two of them. 
  • Lorenzo Mendini
    Lorenzo Mendini Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    many thanks,, another question, to re-charge this battery pack i must to remouve from maestro or not? if is not how to connect? Many thanks
  • Jean Drolet
    Jean Drolet Member ✭✭
    edited January 2018
    Polanfo M50000

  • Neil   N4FN
    Neil N4FN Member
    edited July 2019
    Yes you do....just plug the cable that comes with it into a USB port on the PC
    Neil    N4FN
  • Lorenzo Mendini
    Lorenzo Mendini Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    ok, but i must remouve the pack from maestro, inside ther are only one usb.... please tae me a picture. many thanks
  • Martin AA6E
    Martin AA6E Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 2020
    Yes, unfortunately you would generally need to remove the battery in order to recharge.  I would use a high-capacity (2 A?) USB charger.  Many computer USB ports do not supply that much current, so a full recharge can take a long time.  If you need continuous operation, consider getting two batteries, as others have suggested.

    I would hope that Maestro II (if it ever happens) would have better DC options, such as automatically recharging the Li-ion battery from the 12 V DC supply.
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited January 2018
    Here you go:

    I use 3 battery packs.  One is always fully charged for swap out so that the Maestro stays on continuously.

    The Maestros will probably never have a feature for charging battery packs because there is not a standard where all batteries can be charged while under load.  Charging a battery this way that does not support it may result in overheating and a fire.

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