|BP-197H AA Battery Pack for ICOM IC-A23 / IC-A5. Holds six AA batteries, where the Icom original only holds three. Same size as the Icom battery pack.|
Well made for the Icon IC-A23 and A5. Batteries fit well, and case snaps into radio tightly. Works great.
I ended up returning this item without ever getting it to work. While it fit my ICOM IC-A23 radio, it appeared to be very poorly made. The contacts were not well seated and, in fact, were held in place with small pieces of tape. When loaded with fresh batteries, it would not produce voltage on the output contacts. Using a multi-meter, I traced the voltage thru the stack of 6 AA batteries, but the voltage did not make it to the output contacts. That issue could probably have been repaired, but I decided the construction was not something I would rely on for a back-up radio in my aircraft. AS&S did accept the return without issue.
Yes. Both of these battery packs fit the Icom A23 and A5 radios.