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[aprssig] RE: D700 Honda Odyssey Mounting Options

David Rush david at rushtone.com
Wed Nov 16 00:30:45 UTC 2005


Well, let's see, if the ground strap from battery to car frame gets broken, 
one possible path for starter current is from the starter to the car frame, 
from the car frame through the antenna coax, THROUGH YOUR RADIO, through 
the negative power lead to the battery, and finally to the battery.  Ouch.

David, KY7DR


At 07:07 PM 11/15/2005, you wrote:
>Brad [VE3BSM] wrote:
>
> >If you run a seperate power cable for the rig, including the -ve lead direct
> >to the battery, remember to fuse the -ve wire too, or a loose battery ground
> >strap (it does happen) can become very expensive when you next try to start
> >the engine!..
> >
> >
>Sorry, I still don't see this.  Would not the starter be a parallel
>connection?  If the Battery groud lead was disconnected how would the
>starter current go through the radio?  Assuming the radio power leads
>run directly to the battery (Both + and - leads).
>
>I believe I am missing something but just don't see it yet, sorry.
>Working on cars is one thing I attempt to avoid at all costs.
>
>
>
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