Welcome to the new FlexRadio Community! Please review the new Community Rules and other important new Community information on the Message Board.
If you are having a problem, please refer to the product documentation or check the Help Center for known solutions.
Need technical support from FlexRadio? It's as simple as Creating a HelpDesk ticket.

Maestro optional battery

Richard Albright
Richard Albright Member ✭✭
edited March 2020 in Maestro
Looking for current sources for a Maestro battery pack. Checked the usual places for Mogix 10,400 and Polfano M50000 but came up empty. Possibly model numbers have changed. I did find a couple with compatible size, but USB position can be critical. Any help with a reliable link would be appreciated. Thanks very much. Rich Albright    W3OT


  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    edited March 2020
  • Brian Hemmis
    Brian Hemmis Member ✭✭
    edited March 2020
    Bought mine last summer from Amazon. It is a pain having to take it in and out of the Maestro to recharge it. I would have thought that would have been resolved in the Maestro B version. It does work though in spite of the inconvenience in charging.

  • J. Michael Dunlap
    J. Michael Dunlap Member ✭✭
    edited March 2020

    I posted a similar item some time ago.  I checked the references.  Then, I checked and checked and checked.  Finally, I gave up.  So I went to my local Fred Meyer which has an electronics section.  I took my Maestro.  The clerk was blown away.  We opened packages and looked at ratings until we found a battery that fit and had the power rating.  It was cheaper than any I found on the internet.  I have been very pleased with it.  Like another commenter I have to take it out to charge it, and it takes a long time to charge.  Anyway, I am a happy camper.  I wasted a lot of time checking when I could have done it all in a a few minutes while my wife was  shopping for groceries.  -Mike-

    P.S.  If it has any of the troubles I read about on-line, I will just replace it.  It was that inexpensive.
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2020
    In situ charging of an external battery bank was deemed dangerous since a wide variety of batteries can be used where not all have the same charging requirements and Li+ batteries, when recharged incorrectly have had a history of catching fire or exploding.  It is best to recharge third-party battery banks as per the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Steven WA8Y
    Steven WA8Y Member ✭✭
    edited March 2020
  • Richard Albright
    Richard Albright Member ✭✭
    edited March 2020
    I found the Mogix sale and placed my order....Many thanks to everyone that responded, and provided the helpful information.
    Rich Albright   W3OT

Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.