A lot of the electronics I use & projects I construct use batteries, mainly of the lithium variety. As charging this chemistry can be a little explosive if not done correctly, I decided a proper charger was required. This charger is capable of handling packs up to 6 cells for
In my shack, 99% of my gear is all 12v powered, which is good for a few reasons: Single Power Supply – This increases efficiency, as I’m only getting the losses of a single supply. Safety – Mains voltages are dangerous, I’m not fond of working on such equipment. Portability
The latest addition to my radio shack is the GY561 frequency & power meter, which has already come in useful for measuring the output power of all my radios. It’s a small device, roughly the same size & weight as a stock UV-5R. Power is provided by 3 AAA cells.