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Author Topic: Power conditioning for 24V DC to 13.8V DC  (Read 420 times)
N6EG
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« on: April 18, 2002, 12:01:45 AM »

I have an old military commo truck that runs 24V DC.  I'd like to hook up an HF base station like a Yaesu FT-1000MP MkV Field in the truck.  I would, of course, need a 24VDC to 13.8VDC converter that will handle the required current.  My question is would I need some sort of power conditioner between the batteries in the truck and the converter or between the converter and the radio so that the generator on the truck won't damage the radio?

73,

Ed
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N2HBX
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2002, 09:05:01 PM »

Hello,

You shouldn't need any kind of conditioning. Our shop has installed two-way gear in railroad equipment using only a voltage converter. Of course, you could add standard filtering after the voltage converter if you find you have noise problems.

The only other thing to pay attention to is to make sure you have a negative ground system. Some of the old military stuff is positive ground.

73 and good luck!
Larry, N2HBX
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