BaoFeng BL-5 AA Battery Pack for for BF-F8HP, UV-5X3, and UV-5R Radios


BL-5 AA Battery Pack for BaoFeng BF-F8HP, UV-5X3, and UV-5R Series Radios.

This is the BL-5 AA Battery Pack for BaoFeng UV-5R, UV-5X3, and BF-F8HP series radios.

It works on:
BF-F8HP
UV-5X3
UV-5R (every model UV-5RA, UV-5RB, UV-5RE – etc). Models with wider bases, such as the UV-5RA take a bit more effort to install the battery pack on (but will still work)

Specifications:
Size: 112mm x 48mm( Lx W)
Thickness: 16mm x 30mm
Weight

$ 15.69

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Comments

  1. For Realz says:
    23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great product by itself, even better if modified!, May 24, 2016
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    It feels solid and it is great quality considering the price. I didn’t have trouble locking it into place on my Baofeng F8HP like other reviewers have said. Anyways one big flaw I found with most all ham radios is the ability to charge the battery. I bought a HAM radio for emergency preparedness and one thing I quickly saw is that all I have is a wall adapter to charge the original battery. If power went out for a long time and I had no gas in my car then I couldn’t use my radio. I’ve modified most of my equipment to work with 18650 lithium-ion batteries. I have created a solar charger that can charge the 18650 cells so I can charge most of my equipment via solar when other methods are not available. So naturally I made an adapter for my radio so it can work off of 18650s. The original battery voltage is 7.4v and that is exactly what 2 18650 batteries provide, so all I had to do was solder on power connectors to the car adapter, radio adapter, and my new 18650 battery pack. So I can still plug it into my car if needed or use my 18650 battery pack to power my radio. See pictures for proof that it works! When I get survival gear I need to have it work in the middle of nowhere. Solar charging li-ion cells and modifying equipment to work with them is my solution.

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  2. 60 of 63 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great product, but needs a little improvement, September 24, 2014
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    This review is from: BaoFeng BL-5 AA Battery Pack for for BF-F8HP, UV-5X3, and UV-5R Radios (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    Great product, I like that they came with a dummy as unlike other ones. I ordered two of them, and they both could be pulled apart at the bottom were the press tab wasn’t engaging correctly. A little sanding and the latches work nicely now.

    Update: Fire danger unless modified. The metal contact that runs in the center battery channel can loosen up on its own and touch one of the contacts that sends power to the radio, when this happens the metal gets red hot, the plastic starts melting, then I’m sure a fire follows but I had the case open when this happened and I just shook the batteries out very quickly to avoid further damage. I am still keeping this product at 4 stars since there are very few options to use AA batteries with a baofeng, it just needs a little modification. I used some high temperature RTV silicone sealant to keep the metal tab from coming out and contacting the metal above it. Its not perfect but it can no longer catch fire. You can see in the photo where the metal heated up where it is discolored on the right radio contact, and the silicone seal i used to keep the piece from touching it again.

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  3. Norman Winkel says:
    22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Baofeng UV-5RA Compatible, October 25, 2014
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    This review is from: BaoFeng BL-5 AA Battery Pack for for BF-F8HP, UV-5X3, and UV-5R Radios (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    I own the Baofeng UV-5RA Model. As many people know the battery packs that are compatible with other models of this radio do not work with the UV-5RA Model. Well I am here to tell you that this battery pack actually does work. It does not have to be modified and it does click into place. Thank you for a great product that actually does work for the Baofeng UV-5RA!
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