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Author Topic: car battery power to an HT  (Read 3746 times)
KJ4SKP
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« on: November 03, 2013, 05:11:31 AM »

Is there an alligator clip or other connection that I could use to connect my Yaesu vx7 to a car battery in the event of an emergency? 
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KJ4SKP
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 05:59:52 AM »

found it!  I need an alligator clip to cigarette lighter plug adapter. Then I can plug my car charger for the vx7 into the cigarette end of the alligator to cigarette adapter.  Bam.  Thanks Google.

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AA4HA
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 05:30:32 AM »

I strongly suggest that you add a fuse to the cord.
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Ms. Tisha Hayes, AA4HA
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 11:18:14 AM »

On Yaesu's website they list the E-DC-5B DC adapter with noise filter that plugs into your cigarette lighter socket...  I have one and it works fine.
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W5LZ
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 03:25:48 AM »

You found one, so good. 
If it comes to it, it really isn't that difficult to construct a cable like what you want.  That extra fuse thingy is a very good idea (tape the thing to the cord?).  The 'other' side of that "easy to make one" thingy is making sure the proper amount of voltage is supplied to the HT.  That's also not that difficult to do, but you do have to do it!
Have fun.
 - Paul
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