eHam.net - Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net


Reviews Categories | Power Supplies | Alinco DM-30T Help


Reviews Summary for Alinco DM-30T
Alinco DM-30T Reviews: 5 Average rating: 3.0/5 MSRP: $$149
Description: Alinco economic 30 amp peak 20 continuous supply with Anderson Powerpoles, large LCD continuous V/A meter on the front, and posts on the back.
Product is in production.
More info: http://
Email Subscription
You are not subscribed to this review.

Subscribe!
My Subscriptions
Subscriptions Help

You can write your own review of the Alinco DM-30T.

KQ4KK Rating: 3/5 Jun 14, 2017 09:36 Send this review to a friend
Power Poles WRONG  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I should have looked closely at the photo. The Power Poles are mounted across, not + and - as ARES standard is. And I don't think the cheap connectors are made by Anderson.

Yes, you can take you new supply apart and reorient the power poles correctly so they are ARES correct and the + and - sign on the supply is correct, but then you cannot push in the pin to hold them in the mount. When you reorient them correctly in ARES mode and set them so the pin can go in the mount and hold them, then the markings are wrong on one connector.

Never liked Alinco HTs.. now I remember why.

Be careful out there.
 
AG6EF Rating: 4/5 May 14, 2017 08:08 Send this review to a friend
Nice Supply. Minor issues.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Definitely 30A on the Power Poles based on the internal construction.

It only took about 30 min to fix the arrangement of the power poles. Take cover off; detach front panel; release power pole panel mount; pull out roll pin; rearrange power poles; reinsert roll pin and reassemble.

Because I don't trust the panel mount Power Poles (they tend to become intermittent) I built a Power Pole Y-Cable (45A pair to two 30A pairs).

The DM3-0T is quieter than a similar PowerWerx SS-30DV supply that has no meters.
 
KN4G Rating: 3/5 Apr 19, 2017 16:26 Send this review to a friend
Nice Supply BUT  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Nice supply from what has been a good Japanese company but this product is made in China. Works as expected but wish I'd known about the Power Pole configuration. It won't work with any side by side +- plugs. I'm hoping it can be reconfigured to match standard configured 2 pole cables.
 
K8JK Rating: 2/5 Apr 18, 2017 18:15 Send this review to a friend
Strange powerpole arrangement ruins nice supply  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I cannot recommend this power supply to anyone.
If I would've really understood the power pole arrangement before I bought the supply, I would've never bought it!
It's a nice supply but the connector arrangement is just silly !
 
K2GT Rating: 3/5 Apr 10, 2017 15:46 Send this review to a friend
Good For The Money  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The DM-30T is a new low end power supply from Alinco.
Pros:
Reasonably priced (can be found under $130)

Nice large LCD meter on the front which shows voltage and current draw at the same time.

Anderson Powerpoles on front

Adjustable voltage (7.7-15v) and noise offset controls.

Cons:
Really loud fan! My iPad app shows it added 5 db to ambient room noise. The IC-7300 fan for comparison adds about 1db.

Powerpole rating unclear. Instructions say 30 amp max, various retail websites say 5 amps and Alinco did not answer email.

This power supply is good for someone who wants an inexpensive supply for a 100 watt radio and is not bothered by the fan noise.

 


If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.