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Review Summary For : Palstar PS-04M
Reviews: 1MSRP: £19.95 UK
Description:
Input - 220/240V AC
Output - 13.8V DC fixed voltage
Current - 2A/4A max
Foldback current protection
Thermostatically controlled cooling fan
DC output 4mm sockets & 2 pairs of snap in terminals and cigar socket
Weight: 2.4kg
Size: 160 x 92 x 150mm
Product is in production
More Info: http://www.palstar.co.uk/Palstar-PSU.html
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G8KHS Rating: 2006-11-02
Cheap & unreliable Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
I bought this little supply for test bench use. It was cheap, has a cigar lighter socket, good terminals and seemed well made. I was soak testing a Kenwood TM455 on receive overnight @<1amp consumption. In the morning I found the radio was off but the supply light was still on. Closer inspection revealed the fuse on the Kenwood was o/c, and the psu was no output. The regulator was u/s for no apparent reason. Construction inside was very basic but about ok, except for the cheap transformer which was disappointing and of course the duff regulator. The Kenwood finished its repeat soak test on my british built BNOS supply without any other problems. The moral is if you buy new equipment at cb radio prices you get what you pay for.

73 John G8KHS