I’m in the process of building up a station to operate portable for VHF contests and Parks on the Air efforts. I recently purchased a battery pack from GigaParts to provide power for this purpose. The source of power is a 24 Ah LiFePO4 battery. This fits in a plastic carrying box with plenty of room to spare. Although more expensive, LiFePO4 batteries are compact and light compared to other battery chemistries.
To work with the new box I added Anderson Powerpole connectors to all of my radios’ cabling so any of them can just plug in to the battery or my station’s power supply.
The complete battery pack with two radio cables plugged in.
A look inside the box shows the 24 Ah battery does not take up much room.
The top of the box shows an ample number of connectors. In addition to four Anderson Powerpoles, the unit includes numerous USB connectors to power or charge up cell phones and other devices.