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power for going mobile


i intend to buy a 110h leisure battery for going mobile.
I will be running the following equipment , 1x ranger 2970dx , 1x yaesu 897d ,1x yaesu ft 7800 and a samsung notebook.
I intend to run all the leads into one power block then a single heavy duty cable to the battery.
Is there any suitable power blocks out there,or any other of your ideas would be useful.

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Re: power for going mobile


hi, i use car audio connector blocks for joining earths and lives. you can get gold plated 4-1 blocks for earths in car audio systems that take 1 big wire to 4 smaller ,Car-sound-video-accessories,Distribution-Block]click me you can probably find them cheap as chips on ebay second hand. I had a few from a car stereo install that had a few amps. I use 1 for my earths in the shack and they take pretty good size wires. They also do fused distribution blocks which might serve you better, have a look on a car audio site for whats available and then check ebay for the same kind of thing to se how cheap you can get them emoticon

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110Ahr battery? If the battery is to last more than say 100 cycles then you should plan on not using more than 50% of capacity or the life is drastically [sign in to see URL] thats about 50-60Ahrs to use.
The 3 radio's and the laptop each take about 22-25 amps on tx and 5 rx with the squelch open, the laptop another 4 at least. So you have about 30 mins of general usage before a recharge will be needed, either the engine will need to recharge this battery or a portable geny. I think a 30A chock block will do the job (about 70pence)of connecting the leads but its the expensive battery life i'd be more concerned about I reckon.
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i use a 110amp lies battary but i've got a split charger inline with 40amp cable get about 2hrs then give it a boost off the engineemoticon

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 Time to consider a small generator if you want to get serious?

MFJ do various distrubution in different sizes for 12volts:
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