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Author Topic: Kenwood TH-215 power  (Read 1181 times)
WK2X
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« on: July 06, 2004, 01:11:48 PM »

I still have my old th-215.  Nice HT, but it's on its way out.

Anyway, a simple cigarette plug should do the trick.  Watch out for the diameter of the plug, though...I ended up using a radio shack type end with the right center-hole diameter and had to solder / kludge the casing from a .22 shell around it in order to make a good sleeve connection.  It looks like crap, but it works great!

FWIW, the th-215 is supposed to draw 1.7 amps on high power (5w) at 13.8 volts.

Happy mobiling!

Bill, WK2X
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KC9EOS
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2004, 12:48:20 PM »

I'd like some help from some of you with experience with the old Kenwood TH-215 HT.  I was bequeathed one and it's working quite well!  My question has to do with the DC power input on top of the rig.  What can reasonably be used to power this unit?  Cigarette lighter cord?  How about a small power supply (e.g. Radio Shack)? If so, what specs do I look for (current rating)?  Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2004, 12:31:32 AM »

This was my very first radio.

You can use a cigarette lighter plug.  Its max output is 7 watts at 14 volts so a 2 amp power supply should work well with it.
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ZIGO22
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2006, 06:23:20 PM »

just wondering if you still have the th-215 and
if you had owners manual or know where i could get one?
thanks,
dan
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