PRC-68 Family Batteries


©Brooke Clarke, N6GCE


Battery Box
68BA
Battery
Adapter
+
Bat Box
BA-1588/U
Primary
Mercury
6135-01-034-2239
6135-01-447-5083
BA-5588/U
Primary
LiSO2
+
Bat Box
Home Made
Primary or
Secondary
+
Bat Box
6140-01-091-1536
BB-588/U
Secondary
NiCad
(BT-70408)
+
Bat Box
BB-715/U
Secondary
NiCad
548103-804
Secondary
NiCad
6140-01-241-2295
Secondary
NiCad
BB-388
6140-01-419-8190
Secondary
Ni Metal Hydride
+
Bat Box
 Volts


15.0




15.0
13.2
AH


3.6




0.8
1.5
WH


54.0




12.0
19.8
n.a.

Alkaline
replacement
BT-70267
PRC-68
Freq Chart


BB-388/U
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
BT-70288 
Charger
commercial
n.a.
n.a.
AA charger
    706841-802
565604-801
  -802, -803
706841-801
565604-801
BTC-UN110 +
BTA-70288
 

PP-8444A/U +
AP-388

PP-8481/U

Battery Standardization

The military has standardized on the BA-5588A for a primary battery and the BB-388 for a rechargable battery.
Table of military batteries.

Mercury Based

Batteries having nomenclature in the 1001 through 1999 series are mercury-type batteries and have been obsolete for many years.  That one of the reasons why I'm making the 68BA battery adapter.

Battery Testing

The testing method is determined by the battery chemistry.  If you're using my battery adapter with common Alkaline "AA" cells then  you can test them using a simple flashlight battery tester, some AA cells have a tester built right into each battery.

But if you're using a LiSO2 chemistry battery like the BA-5588/U then the ONLY battery tester that will work is the Chemtronics LS 91 or LS 94.

Squad Radio DC Power Sources

Has more details about batteries and the use of pin E on the audio connector for external power.


CECOM LRC Part Number data for NIIN 014198190 -
 
CMD DSG
NSN
RELCD
FSCM
SHRT MFGPN
RNCC
RNVC
SP SPD
DATE ENTERED
G
6140014198190
0
80063
BB-388
3
2
A
12-11-2000
G
6140014198190
0
51828
BB-388/U
3
2
A
12-11-2000
G
6140014198190
0
80058
BB-388/U
5
2
A
12-11-2000
G
6140010911536
1
80058
BB-588/U
3
2
A
04-24-1998
G
6140010911536
1
80063
BB-588/U
5
2
A
11-28-1979
G
6140010911536
1
56977
PSDRS-001
5
5
A
04-24-1998
G
6140010911536
1
07661
20418?
4D-3901
5
5
A
04-24-1998

 

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