A: KX2 owners who have installed the KXIBC2 have told us they love the convenience of simply plugging in their regular power supply to charge the internal battery pack. The charger operates with or without the radio turned on, and the process is fully automatic, so your KX2 will be ready to go whenever you are. Of course, you can still use the fast charger if you're in a hurry.
A: Anyone with a modest amount of soldering experience should be able to do the KXIBC2 installation. Based on lots of feedback from field testers, we dramatically simplified the installation procedure. For field installation, we recommend "Method 1" (see the revision B2 instruction manual or later). There's no need to do any disassembly other than removing and replacing the right side panel. And there are only two wires to solder. If after having a look at the instructions you feel that you'd rather let Elecraft to the job, we'll be happy to. Simply contact email@example.com to obtain an RMA.