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W8RJB
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« on: December 28, 2004, 12:29:39 PM »

Just a quick one... Is it safe to TX and RX while my HT is being charged? (I own the VX-150)

Thanks!

Ray
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K5LXP
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2004, 01:43:00 PM »

'Safe' is different than 'possible'.  It all depends on the radio, and the charger.  Some HT's won't operate through the jack that charges the battery, some do.  If it will operate with the power from that jack, you need to ensure the charger/wall wart is of sufficient power to supply the radio with enough current, and is adequately filtered.  Most chargers supplied with the radio do not fall under either category.  If you find you'll be operating the radio like this a lot, you may find it worthwhile to buy the cigarette lighter charging accessory and running it from a regulated and filtered supply.

Mark K5LXP
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KB1LKR
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2004, 07:18:48 PM »

Believe Yaesu recommends against it w/ wall wart charger, too much AC noise & not enough current capacity, but believe it is not an issue w/ the *filtered* cigarette lighter cord (w/ or w/o batteries in place.)

Yeasu has the manuals on line at their site, you could D/L it and look too.
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N2VPC
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2005, 06:45:10 PM »

Not a good idea in most radios.  High current draw from TX may blow the charger.  Was a common problem on some Motorola HTs with drop in chargers especially in cop shops. Very repairable issue, so just a pain it you do it. Ted
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