Many thanks to Chuck (K8HU) who writes:
The battery in my Xeigu 5105 seems to have bit the dust and have been looking for a replacement part.
Any sourcing suggestions?
Chuck Rippel, K8HU
Chuck had checked with the dealer, but their only suggestion was a battery (model BP-X5105) at Sinotel in the UK. Here’s the battery image from their catalog:
Unfortunately, they will not ship batteries internationally.
I did a little research of my own and the only other company I could find with a replacement X5105 pack is Limmared Radio & Data in Sweeden. The image above is the battery they have listed in their catalog.
Readers: if you’ve replaced your Xiegu X5105 battery pack, can you comment on this post with a link to the source? Many thanks in advance!
11 thoughts on “Replacement battery for the Xiegu X5105?”
I replaced mine last year with the replacement pack supplied by sinotel. It’s easy to do.
Yes, that’s correct – Sinotel will not ship overseas but that’s due to international shipping regulations concerning batteries (and why we in the UK cannot buy Bioenno batteries from the USA…)
Unfortunately it’s possible the Swedish supplier may have the same issue.
I’m afraid I don’t have an easy solution to the problem.
Don’t let the battery in the x5105 or x6100 go flat for extended periods or this will happen surprisingly quickly.
I charge mine up once a month, or more frequently, just in case.
This is one of the main reasons I don’t purchase radio gear from China. I would rather call up DX Engineering and order an Icom, Yaesu, Elecraft or Kenwood battery and get it that week with no issues.
My 2 cents
I hand carried one from the UK. Time for a trip to the UK! Another option would be to find a dangerous goods freight forwarder and have it sent to North America, but the cost would almost be a return ticket in coach (please please carry on the plane, do NOT put it in luggage.)
In the UK Sinotel sell replacement batteries for the x5105
Yes, as I mention in the post, Sinotel doesn’t ship these outside the UK. We’re trying to find another source.
Is it possible to make a pack with available singles that will fit the space of the radio. what size is the battery and is it LIPO?
Can you use an external battery?
My big worry is even if you use an external battery you have this exhausted swelling potential disaster sitting in the heart of your radio. These batteries should be externally removable after all the X5105 is not a disposable radio.
Hmmmm, Anyone tell me if that X5105 battery would fit in the FT-818 battery compartment ? it’s got the proper connector on it also, just might need to mod the wiring.