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Author Topic: Will I damage my FT60R  (Read 4670 times)
KK6CVE
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« on: September 20, 2013, 05:26:02 PM »

Wondering if I could damage my Yaesu FT60R HT if I transmit with the 12volt car plug supplying power without the battery pack installed. Battery pack seems to get a little too warm if I leave it plugged in for an extended period of time.
I appreciate any info. 
Thanks, Steve.
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W6EM
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 05:41:18 PM »

Wondering if I could damage my Yaesu FT60R HT if I transmit with the 12volt car plug supplying power without the battery pack installed. Battery pack seems to get a little too warm if I leave it plugged in for an extended period of time.
I appreciate any info. 
Thanks, Steve.

It would depend if your radio has a built-in regulator to drop the vehicular voltage (anywhere from 12 to 15VDC) down to what the radio needs.  If it were me, I wouldn't do it unless Yaesu makes a specific car-plug "battery eliminator" that puts out exactly what the battery would.

If the radio just has a charger circuit internally, it might depend on the battery to hold the voltage down at what is designed to properly operate the radio.
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KK6CVE
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 06:24:36 PM »

That was what I was thinking but haven't been able to find such an item for this radio. That's why I was asking. Maybe I should just contact Yaesu.
Thanks for your input. Steve.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 06:37:06 PM »

BatteriesAmerica has your battery eliminator ...

http://batteriesamerica.com/yaesu-vertex.htm

Scroll down to the CBE-83.

If I were connected to my car's cig lighter receptacle, I would never have the radio turned ON while turning on the ignition.

Also, the cig lighter receptacle in many vehicles is electrically noisy/dirty.

Clint K6LCS
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2013, 09:57:42 PM »

The manual is quite explicit about this topic. It says either use the charger to just charge the battery or if only 12 V is available use the E-DC-5B DC adapter with 12 V car plug. As your battery has only 7.2 V you rather do not connect a batteryless radio to 12 V.
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AF6WL
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2013, 10:30:12 PM »

There is a new Yaesu 12V charge/operation sleeve that comes with the airband handhelds ( which take the same FNB-83 battery ) the CT-96
Has anyone tried one on the FT250/270/60 etc.


http://www.gigaparts.com/store.php?action=profile&sku=ZYS-FTA-310
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KK6CVE
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013, 05:28:50 AM »

Thanks to all. The CBE-83 batt eliminator looks like the answer I'm looking for. I really appreciate all the help.
Again, thanks,  Steve Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 06:59:30 AM »

I have an FT-60R. I made a power cord for the car. The manual for the radio indicates operating voltage 6-16V DC through the external power jack. I unplug it when the radio is charged, and plug it in when the battery gets low. Works fine.

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KF7VXA
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2013, 03:58:55 PM »

The car power adapter just plugs into your cigarette lighter, then into the side of the radio to the charging port.

They work very well and with the battery in place, charge the battery pretty fast.
I have not had a noise problem on mine in a 90 Chevy 1500 Blazer. I do not plug it in until the vehicle is running to avoid spikes.

The adapter is worth the money, check Universal Radio, they usually have them, just look under the FT-60, then scroll down to radio accessories.

73's John
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