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Reviews Categories | Power Supplies | Icom PS-125 Help

Reviews Summary for Icom PS-125
Icom PS-125 Reviews: 81 Average rating: 3.5/5 MSRP: $299.95
Description: This is a 25 amp continous and 30 amp peak power supply. It was built to match the Icom IC756 PRo and PRo 2
Product is in production.
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MW0LDJ Rating: 1/5 Feb 2, 2011 12:43 Send this review to a friend
Not a good buy.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I had one that came with an IC 7400 (IC-746 in the U.S.)I bought on eBay. The fan was too loud and the 12v supply was less stable under heavy demand than the Sharmans PS-30M 30A power supply Ive had in the shack since I moved on from my CB days in the early 1990s, an 89.99 generic supply that has not failed under daily use in almost 20 years.
I know most of you will prefer a more recognised name than Sharmans but whatever you use, its bound to be much less expensive than the massively overpriced PS-125. I give the PS-125 1/5 because it costs about 6 times what its actually worth. I'll let it have 1 because it does looks good but if you want looks, buy a puppy. Im so glad I didn't buy one new.
KK8ZZ Rating: 5/5 Dec 20, 2010 20:07 Send this review to a friend
Super Nice PS  Time owned: more than 12 months
Wonderful PS.. have owned 3 of these.. many don't know that they can be turned on their sides and with the feet and ICOM label also turned sideways, be a fine match for the IC-7200 or IC-7000... wish the cable were a tad longer, but our friend John Bee at QSRADIO.COM makes great adapters and extension cables to make the 125 work with a variety of rigs.... This is one to buy, and never sell again... powers anything...
W7UTE Rating: 5/5 Sep 3, 2010 07:14 Send this review to a friend
WORKS GREAT!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've had about 3 of these and every one worked like it should. With the short cord you avoid voltage drop to the radio under full power. I checked mine against a large 30 amp supply using the stock power cord that comes with the radio and the ps-125 wins hands down. I've also purchased the adapter for
6 pin to 4 pin with the newer radios have and it's works great. You can buy a new ps-125 for 159 from Giga Parts and the adapters are about 15 bucks. You can also buy the parts and make your own. I think they are a good value and my ps of choice!
KH6DC Rating: 4/5 Sep 2, 2010 22:03 Send this review to a friend
OK  Time owned: more than 12 months
Got it free with my radio and it works ok. Actually it works excellent but the cable is too short. Made my own extension to solve that problem otherwise a good decent power supply.
W4KVW Rating: 3/5 Jul 25, 2010 07:54 Send this review to a friend
NOT PERFECT!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I'm an ICOM MAN 100% but the PS-125 was NOT very well designed.The cord that connects with the radio is too SHORT & the fan is too LOUD.Would be nice if it also allowed some way of connecting orher gear to the supply.Had two of these that came with my 756 PROII & 746 PRO & sold both after testing too make sure they worked.I'll keep my ASTRON RS-70M & BE HAPPY!If you purchased one they are way "OVER PRICED"!
NP3ST Rating: 4/5 May 24, 2010 02:54 Send this review to a friend
ICOM SOUTH EAST  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
WA5KPE Rating: 0/5 Mar 27, 2010 19:40 Send this review to a friend
JUNK!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I received the PS-125 "free" with the ProIII. A screeching cooling fan prompted me to write this. That just started. When operating normally in the receive mode the fan cylcles about every 45-60 seconds. It comes on for any transmission. It was loud and annoying even before the screeching started. In contrast my Alinco DM-330MV which I have used for five years almost never turns the fan on even when transmitting; and when it does it is very quiet. I guess that is why they have to give away the PS-125 because nobody who knows anything about the PS-125 would voluntarily pay for one.
N0JYC Rating: 2/5 Jan 21, 2010 08:00 Send this review to a friend
Some Problems  Time owned: more than 12 months
I am on my second one since buying my Icom 746 (non-Pro model). The one that originally came with my radio ("free") failed after 12 months. I liked the matched look, did not find the fan noise overbearing and detected no hash on the bands so I bought another offered by a ham on eham. This one has operated flawlessly for 7 years. I give it a "2" due to the failure of the first one. 12 months and out was not acceptable.
W0EAJ Rating: 2/5 Sep 23, 2009 13:23 Send this review to a friend
There's a REASON they give it to you  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This switcher p/s is NOT made by ICOM - it's made FOR them by an outside entity. If they work, they work great - if they fail, just toss it, as it's not worth fixing.

The output is NOT fused (there is a 10a fuse, but if the surge supressor goes, it "saves" the fuse - typical Murphy Syndrome.

In case yours does fry the fat little black surge supressor (ZNR-1 on the schematic.. but it's NOT on the parts list), here's the ICOM part-number and component type:

p/n 6910016470 (ERZV14D621) $4.61 each

Buy yourself an Astron instead - it's not as black & pretty, but you'll be happier.
W6NFL Rating: 5/5 Jun 4, 2009 22:56 Send this review to a friend
Works fine  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Mine works as it should. The fan is audible but not near as loud as i was fearing from reading some of the other reviews. My computer's fan and amp fan is about the same big deal at all. The PS-125 looks pretty good right next to the PROIII. As others have mentioned, the power plug that goes to the radio is very short so it really needs to be near the rig. Ive checked for hash and have not detected any on the bands from this supply. These are still "free" from most retailers when you buy a 746PRO so you can snag one at a pretty low price from fellow hams who just bout the 746PRO who have no need for the supply. Nice compact size too.
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