Yes, the override switch in on the front of the unit. But it only
comes in handy if you can get quick access to the wiring unit. I have
mine mounted behind the glovebox so it would take a minute or so to
get to it. I will try to download a picture and post it of the unit.
--- In email@example.com, "Richard Montgomery" <kb4ytm@...> wrote:
> Thanks for the review Jay,
> Does the unit have easy access to the manual override switch? I know
> sure as the world I would run out of gas or my car dies for some other
> reason, and the voltage drops down below the threshold, it would power
> off and I wouldnt be able to call for assistance. It would be handy to
> have a 'quick' way to override and make an emergency call.
> Thanks again
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jay Julian" <jjulian66@> wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com, "Richard Montgomery" <kb4ytm@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Here is a neat device that was announced over on the National APRS
> > >
> > > Basically it is a black box that you wire between your D700 (or any
> > > mobile for that matter) and the battery. It prevents dead
> > > switching power off to anything that is connected to it if the
> > > voltage drops to an unsafe level, or by a time delay that you setup.
> > >
> > > I wont go into too much detail here as you can check it out for
> > > yourself on the website link provided below. It looks to be a neat
> > > device, and costs around 55 bucks shipped with power poles already
> > > attached. As anyone knows jumping off a car battery in the dead of
> > > winter or 100 degree heat is no fun.
> > >
> > > Richard
> > >
> > > http://aprsworld.com/apo3/
> > >
> > I just purchased one of these units and installed it on April 3rd.
> > The unit seems to be well made, all solder contacts were
> > professionally done. The unit works as follows. You hook it inline
> > from your battery power to the radio (load). Set the dip switches for
> > the voltage drop and let her go. I set mine to shut off if the
> > voltage drops below 12.7 with a 10-minute power down after the engine
> > is shut down on the Truck. The system powers the unit down in the
> > specified timeframe. The part I liked most was when you started your
> > vehicle, the unit waits about 5 seconds or so before it will power the
> > radio back on. This gives your voltage in the vehicle time to
> > stabilize so no surge gets to your valuable equipment. I am convinced
> > that this is what killed my previous radio. I want to thank Richard
> > Montgomery for informing me of this device and would recommend to
> > anybody that this $45 dollar item can save a $500 radio down the road.
> > I am very pleased with the simplicity and design of the unit.
> > Jay Julian (KI4JPJ)