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Discussion in 'Boat Electronics' started by EASI54, Apr 3, 2006.

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  1. EASI54

    EASI54 Guest

    I bought a used Icom-m710 SSB and it didn't come with any of th
    necessary accessories to get it up and working. So I started lookin
    for a power supply, and the manufacturer of the radio recommends thei
    PS-66 DC-DC converter for a 24 volt setup to drop it down to 13.6 volts
    New, it COSTS ABOUT $1100!!!!!!

    Anyone know of a cheaper way to do this?

    Jea
     
  2. Al Thomason

    Al Thomason Guest

    Just one idea... How about a dedicted 12v battery for the SSB. Then
    use a smaller down converter (not sure if you can find a 24v --> 12v
    charger or not...). The battery handles the high current drawns
    during trans,, and then the 12v battery can 'recharge' between usages.

    -al-
     
  3. Siong Boon

    Siong Boon Guest

    Depends on your equipment specification.
    If your equipment draws less than 10A,
    you can try DC-DC chips.
    There are various IC chip that converts from voltage to voltage. They are
    easily available nowadays.

    Not sure if it works on your system.
    You can give it a try.

    For a start you can try the following web on voltage conversion information,
    to source for your needs,
    http://www.siongboon.com/projects/2005-08-07_lm2576_dc-dc_converter


    --
    Best Regards,
    Lim Siong Boon


    www.siongboon.com
     
  4. DC to Dc Converters, for about half that price. You actually may
    only need a 20Amp version for that Icom Radio, which will be a bit
    cheaper.

    Bruce in alaska
     
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