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Battery for Maestro

bobshotwell
bobshotwell Member ✭✭
I have a Maestro on order and need a battery pack that won't keep dropping into off/standby. Can someone suggest a battery pack they've had good luck with. Thanks! Bob

Answers

  • awinger
    awinger Member
    Here’s what I bought recommend by Jason at hamradio 2.0 Mogix External Power Bank Charger with 2 Fast USB Ports Compact 10400mAh #Voted Best Travel Phone Accessories TSA Compliant Carry-on
  • bobshotwell
    bobshotwell Member ✭✭
    Thanks. Curious - does this both power the maestro as well as charge thru the USB-A, or were any adapters needed? None of the (2) power banks I have will charge via the USB-A. Thanks again, bob
  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    There is a micro USB port to charge the Mogix pack. Note - it will take about 6 hours to fully charge the pack.

    73

    Dave wo2x

  • Lou KI5FTY
    Lou KI5FTY Member ✭✭

    Promotion on amazon. Buy the battery and get a $14 electronics case free - pretty nice looking case. I just placed my order. @awinger thanks for the recommendation


    https://www.amazon.com/Mogix-External-Battery-Charger-10400mAh/dp/B00MFVNLXK

  • bobshotwell
    bobshotwell Member ✭✭
    I'm confused about connectivity - maybe this will make more sense once I have the Maestro. None of the batteries I've looked at will recharge thru the USB-A port. The Maestro has only a USB-A plug. Does that mean the battery will not recharge while in the unit and must be removed for charging? The manual is silent on this point. Thanks, Bob
  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Correct. Due to the different batteries available and potential for fire hazard (hover boards?) the battery packs need to be charged outside the Maestro.

    Dave wo2x

  • bobshotwell
    bobshotwell Member ✭✭
    Gotchya! Wish the manual had stated that. -Bob
  • Lou KI5FTY
    Lou KI5FTY Member ✭✭

    I just got my battery and free case - works great, thanks @awinger

  • ka9ees
    ka9ees Fithian IL USAMember ✭✭✭

    One caveat. Be sure and run the Maestro from an external power source from time to time. The internal battery will not charge from from a portable battery. Even in the “B” version.

    73,

    Ed KA9EES

  • bobshotwell
    bobshotwell Member ✭✭
    That's good to know. Thanks, Bob

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