portable power for yaesu 7800?

Started by kablooie, December 07, 2014, 05:50:57 pm

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kablooie

is it "safe" to use something like a harbor freight 12v battery jumper (http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt-jump-start-and-power-supply-38391.html) to power my yaesu 7800?  i doubt it will give enough juice to transmit, which is what i'm not interested in at this time.  but.... i want to start programming it for repeaters and hear where people are located. fyi: i'm looking around for a good deal on a real power supply.
thanks,
louie

gil

That should work just fine to receive and transmit.

Gil.

KK0G

It'll work just fine although there are far cheaper alternatives if this will be the only use of the jump pack. Here's the same battery that's inside the jump pack for about half the price and no doubt it can be sourced even cheaper with a little shopping around.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin

KK0G

kablooie

Thanks guys, i already own it so price is not a worry...  now back to studying. ;)