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Review Summary For : Yaesu FP-1030 A 25 amp power supply
Reviews: 27MSRP: $250
25 amp power supply
Product is in production
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KG5ABW Rating: 2016-09-23
KG5ABW Time Owned: more than 12 months.
A REAL TROOPER ! had over 2 years and it has never missed a lick!
KM4CQG Rating: 2016-09-21
Digital station Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Waited 3 years before writing this review.

Failure rate is 0 no hash the Power supply produces no noise. I can run my Flex 6700 from 3 separate power sources Solar or DC or the FP-1030a all show the same no noise footprint.

The 3 different terminals are a plus for making connections.

Improvements that could be made as others have mentioned the Meters could use some back lighting.

W3ON Rating: 2016-04-20
Works Great-BUT Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Hi. So far, the FP1030a is working very well. I have several complaints all that can easily be fixed.
1) No rear meter illumination.
2) The main DC power terminals are, I think, metric in size. Thus RING terminals cannot be installed unless one wants to force the knobs off. I eventually ended up by purchasing some STAK-ON
Part # 18353, 12-10 GA, 1/4 inch Fork Tongue insulated electrical terminals, from a local electrical parts company. That did the trick.
Other than that all is working ok.
K1WJ Rating: 2016-02-17
PS Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Fan comes on right away, when turning off supply fan make a siren noise as it slows down, did not expect that. No hum or hash noted, QC seems good for the most part. No holes in main pwr posts. See how she holds up over time.
TF3JB Rating: 2015-06-09
An excellent power supply. Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I have had my FP-1030A for over four years now. After extensive use, I am in full agreement with other hams who say: " simply connect it and forget it". No problems at all.

The Yaesu FP-1030A looks exactly the same as the Diamond GSV3000 with one exception. Whereas the FP-1030A has a round "plug" in the upper right corner front panel, the GSV3000 is fitted with an adjustable round knob to adjust the voltage up to 15VDC. There is, however, a screwdriver adjust potentiometer inside the 1030A if one wants to change the voltage.

I do like the idea that some reviewers have come up with, having added LED bulbs to illuminate the meters (because the meters’ panels have somewhat a dark color combination).

I can recommend the Yaesu FP-1030A as an excellent power source for the shack.

73 de TF3JB.
K3XR Rating: 2015-06-09
SO FAR WORKING GREAT Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Recently picked up used great shape only complaint no lights for the meter(s)guess they needed to save a few cents. Just finished adding two cool white 12 volt LED bulbs one on each side edge of the meter about mid-way down the edge used glue gun to mount and needless to say no problem finding 12 volts makes a huge difference. So far the PS is working great the cooling fan is very quiet. Any idea why the round "plug" in the upper right corner front panel? maybe original design had two lighter sockets?
KE4EX Rating: 2015-02-12
# 4 # $ 4 $ Grrreat Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I have had the power supply for 12 years
NO issues what so ever.
Ran several HF rigs. Happy....

Con- and I am being picky
I wish the main 12V connection was on the back.

Otherwise Love it.

NR7N Rating: 2013-12-29
Great Power Supply - Nicely Built Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I bought this to use with my FTDX-3000D. It is very quiet, well built and matches other Yaesu equipment. The pass transistors are actually mounted on a rectangular plenum with the fan mounted at one end (a high-end commercial practice). Component quality, layout and operation appear to be first rate.

My only gripe, albeit minor, was that the meters are not backlighted. I was able to easily solve that problem in about 15 minutes.

Upon removal of the top cover I saw that the volt and current meters are actually in one housing with a dual movement. There were several unused threaded posts that are adjacent to the meter. I chose the one to the right of the meter (when viewed from the back) and added a three post terminal strip mounted vertically. I used an extra japanese threaded sheet metal screw that I had from a previous repair job. I then mounted the strip with a flat washer beneath the strip mounting hole.

I had a 3.2V white LED and I soldered a 470-ohm 1/2W resistor to the anode lead of the LED and then put sleeveing on the other lead. I soldered the LED/resistor combo to the bottom holes of two of the terminal strip lugs and then bent the diode leads so it is pointing at the right side (from the back) meter edge. I then took some small red and black hookup wire and soldered ends to the terminal strip and the other ends to the + and - on the cigar lighter jack terminals. A few tie wraps and it was done. The lighting looks great and the meter scales are quite nice when lit. The scale markings are white/gray and red with yellow meter pointers.

No holes, no drilling and a minimum of effort and a great power supply is now wven better.
VE6FGN Rating: 2012-10-19
Owned 1 year Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Owned this power supply for one year now, and am very happy with the performance. No noise, either audible or RF. I use it to power an FT-857D at 100 watts, and a FT-2900R at 75 watts. NIL issues.
Please note that I'm a new HAM, and have little experience with other options.

Cheers- Garry
N4OI Rating: 2012-10-19
10 Years -- Only One Issue Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I purchased this PS with my FT-920 when I got my ticket 10 years ago. A while back, I started getting intermittent resets on the 920 that would come and go - sometimes a month or more in between. When I got a Rigol digital scope, I started some real troubleshooting using the external trigger and memory. Well, of course I was looking for complex processor resets, etc. and had overlooked the simple possibility of dropouts in the supply voltage! With that, it did not take long for me to isolate a cold solder joint in the power supply. Ever since -- solid performance. At 22 amps key down, the voltage AT THE RIG only drops 500 mv, which is probably mostly across the fused cable! Electrical noise is minimal and the variable-speed fans are pretty quiet. I just leave the PS on all the time --- doing its job nicely. Oh, I would have given this a "5" except for the cold solder joint...