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General Category => Technical Corner => Topic started by: kablooie on December 07, 2014, 05:50:57 pm

Title: portable power for yaesu 7800?
Post by: kablooie on December 07, 2014, 05:50:57 pm
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
Title: Re: portable power for yaesu 7800?
Post by: gil on December 07, 2014, 07:36:39 pm
That should work just fine to receive and transmit.

Gil.
Title: Re: portable power for yaesu 7800?
Post by: KK0G on December 07, 2014, 07:43:28 pm
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 (https://www.google.com/shopping/product/2045326895135938655?q=12v+battery+17ah&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=TEo&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.80642063,d.cWc&biw=1024&bih=601&tch=1&ech=1&psi=KfOEVI_KKOi1sQT574LICQ.1417999147731.3&sa=X&ei=k_OEVPvlB5PbsATf2IHABw&ved=0CPgDEPMCMAA) 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.
Title: Re: portable power for yaesu 7800?
Post by: kablooie on December 08, 2014, 01:10:14 am
Thanks guys, i already own it so price is not a worry...  now back to studying. ;)