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[aprssig] 12V wiring ideas

Jim (List) jim.list at stuckinthemud.org
Sat Oct 29 17:22:10 UTC 2011


Sounds like he had no real idea about what we was doing, and no idea about
what happens if things go wrong!

Interestingly the advice in the UK about double-fusing and where to connect
the ground has changed.

Used to be both to the battery and double-fused.

The advice now in the radio industry is to put the ground to chassis very
close to the battery, and no fuse.




Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Dave
Sent: 29 October 2011 18:12
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] 12V wiring ideas

I had specified 10a in power and ground.  The guy argued that too. He
thought it was silly to fuse ground. 

Rudy Benner <rudy at ve3bdr.com> wrote:

>I would recommend crimp and solder. Don't forget the fusing. Do it right.
>
>ve3bdr
>
>From: david vanhorn
>Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 10:46 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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