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[aprssig] Kenwood KPS-15 switching Power supply in Europe?

Andy AB9FX ab9fx at aprs.pl
Sat Oct 13 16:22:44 UTC 2007

Yes. My KPS-15 works under 230 Volts for more than 2-3 years. I had to open 
it and put the jumper in different combination. My SR3WXA station works 24/7 
with that power supply.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 13:16
Subject: [aprssig] Kenwood KPS-15 switching Power supply in Europe?

> Does anyone in Europe with 220 mains use th eKenwood KPS-15
> switching power supply?
> I have one.  It is good for 23 amps at 120 VAC.  But I see no
> nameplate indication that it can run from 220-240 and it does
> not have the little voltage switch to select.
> It also has no manual with it (or I lost it?).  Also the Kewnood
> USA site does not have any manual that I can find.
> So if someone has one of these in Europe, then it must also work
> with 220 input.  I see inside that the fuse holder has two
> ratings.  One for 120 and the other for 240.  I see also a
> yellow jumper wire near the input caps that would seem to
> possibly be the "switch" since the only difference between 120
> VAC and 220 VAC on the input to most switchign supplies is
> swithcing the caps into and out of voltage doubling mode.  They
> still end up with the same almost 300 VDC to start with...?
> Maybe...
> Bob, Wb4APR
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