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Old 05-04-2011, 3:31 PM
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Default Yaesu FT-270R and Ni-MH battery ...

Guys, I bought a Yaesu FT-270R recently. I didn't think about it at the time, but a friend tells me it uses a Ni-MH battery and he much prefers lithium-ion. Does anyone a Lithium-Ion replacement battery for this radio?

Can I expect poor performance with the factory battery (memory effect, short life, etc.)?

What similar radios use lithium ion batteries?

Thanks very much in advance!

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Old 05-04-2011, 4:03 PM
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Nope, this thing is a workhorse, and if you got it new, and condition the batteries, it will last a long time.

Fully drain the battery for the first 5 times, and fully charge it each of those times.

I take this HT kayaking with me, and it has no problem with the conditions of Central Texas rivers and Central Texas heat.
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Cool, thanks. ;-)
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Your well-meaning friend should have also told you that your present charger probably will not be able to charge a lithium-ion battery if you do obtain one. First check with Vertex, then check the websites of people such as W&W, Multiplier, and other battery suppliers. Lithium-ion usually costs quite a bit more than Ni-MH and for ordinary use you probably don't need the fancy battery whose two chief advantages are that it's smaller than Ni-MH units and will also hold a charge sitting on the shelf for a much longer period of time. Again, if you do find and buy a lithium-ion battery do not try to charge it in your charger unless you're certain that the charger is what is called a "tri-chem" charger.
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