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Review Summary For : Astron SS-10
Reviews: 3MSRP: 80.95
Description:
Small switching power supply, 7 amps continuous duty, 10 amps intermittent duty
Product is in production
More Info: http://www.astroncorp.com/sps.shtml
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WD9FRF Rating: 2006-05-19
Excellent small switching supply Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Got mine 3 or 4 years ago to opwer my SGC SG-2020. It's a nice fit with the 2020 -- close size match and more that adequate power for a 20 watt rig, and both audibly and electrically quiet too.

The only change that I made was to add an LED to the SS-10's from panel so that I had a better visual clue that I had forgotten to turn it off.
LU1EJT Rating: 2006-03-05
EXELENT Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
a exelente equipment.. exelente relation price quality better than many and if it does not create liberalization one and it sees inside
K7VO Rating: 2005-01-25
Relaible, lightweight, convenient. Great for travel or home. Time Owned: more than 12 months.
The Astron SS-10 is a 7A continuous, 10A intermittent switching power supply. It is extremely lightweight at just 3.2 lbs. and very, very small. It has a slide switch on the back for 110V or 220V making ideal for international travel.

I have used mine to power everything from a 40W HF/6m rig (Patcomm PC-9000) to QRP rigs with a 50W Tokyo Hy-Power amp to VHF/UHF mobile rigs drawing up to 9A. The little supply has performed flawlessly and has no RF hash in any of the ham bands so far as I can tell.

List price of the SS-10 is too close to bigger power supplies to make it worthwhile but with a little shopping aorund you can find these for around $68 new and considerably less if one turns up on the used market. It you are absolutely certain you won't need more current than the SS-10 delivers you can't go wrong with it.