Power Supply Recommendation

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by fortyfiveacpdvc, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. fortyfiveacpdvc

    fortyfiveacpdvc

    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2004
    Location:
    Salt Lake City
    I'm looking at buying a power supply to power my FT7800. Specs call for at least a 9 amp unit, but I wouldn't mind something bigger, maybe with a cig lighter outlet to give it more utility.

    Suggestions?

    Craig
     
  2. G23Adam

    G23Adam .- -.. .- --

    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2003
    Location:
    SC
    I suggest a Tripp Lite It's all I use in my shack, I have a 40 and a 50 amp unit...

    you can add any sort of connector you want, I'd suggest RigRunners then you can plug in what you want with Anderson Powerpoles...

    If you want a stationary power supply, buy at least a 30 amp, if you want portable, buy whatever you want for your radio.
    Rat Shack has a nice 15 amp with a cigar lighter socket in the front.

    Cigar Plugs don't like high current, so I'd highly suggest using Powerpoles for anything important.
     

  3. fortyfiveacpdvc

    fortyfiveacpdvc

    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2004
    Location:
    Salt Lake City
    Yup, I was thinking of the cigar plug just for accessories, maybe a light, or to throw a quick charge on a cell phone or my pda.

    good suggestions...thanks!
     
  4. R. Emmelman

    R. Emmelman Tired Member

    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Location:
    Same rat hole IPDBrad lives in
    A excellent base supply.

    LINK

    [​IMG]


    SS30 ASTRON 30 AMP SWITCHING SUPPLY 5 LBS
    25A CONSTANT/30A INTERMITTENT
    3 3/4 x 7 x 9 5/8in
    5LBS
    90-132Vac 50/60Hz or 180-264Vac 50/60Hz SELECTABLE

    Price : $116.95
     
  5. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

    Messages:
    5,218
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Location:
    Woestyn Kusdorp
    Astron seems to be made better than Tripp Lite. I recommend the traditional heavy transformer power supply instead of the newer solid state supplies for radio work. They are normally less sensitive to RF. Get as large as you want to spend. The extra size will come in handy to run other things. A lighter cord can always be attached to the power out studs.
     
  6. sdsnet

    sdsnet NRA Member CLM

    Messages:
    3,209
    Likes Received:
    142
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
  7. FN64

    FN64

    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Location:
    Closer than you think.
    +1 on having the extra amps available..
    I have a couple supplies..
    20A Astron for the UHF/VHF stuff..
    25A Pyramid for the HF..

    More than enough juice for my needs.
    I also have a couple batteries fully charged just in case!!

    73..FN
     
  8. martho

    martho

    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Location:
    Near the State of Chicago
    While I don't usually claim MFJ to good, the MFJ-4245MV 45amp switching power supply is a great source.


    I have 3 of them in use and they work fine and no noise on VHF or HF.

    Astron is the standard and is always a good choice, too.