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[aprssig] 12V wiring ideas

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Sat Oct 29 16:38:25 UTC 2011

Look in your local phone book or on-line resource for shops that build
police cars.  They might be listed under commercial two-way radio as well,
since many of them will do those installations too.  Any place like that
will have the cable by the foot and be willing to sell them to you.  


From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of david vanhorn
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:46 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] 12V wiring ideas


Just for laughs, I stopped by a car install place here, and asked them for a
quote on running the battery power with hot and gnd from the battery, on #8
into the passenger compartment.  He tries to argue that he can pick up hot
and ground under the dash, but I insist that I want it done this way.. They
quote $100 for labor and 3 hours to do the job, then the guy tells me that
he'll just double up #16 wire.  (!!!)  If I want real #8, I had to buy two
amp kits for another $130.
They said it's too expensive to stock wire by the foot.   (for WHO?) 

I shudder to think what the job would have looked like.

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