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8633Re: [BCD396XT] Wanted - Battery Covers

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  • Tony Langdon
    Dec 18, 2013
      On 18/12/13 10:26 AM, Bob wrote:
      The side jack is VERY "picky" as far as the voltage is concerened. There is a comparator in the input circuit that monitors the voltage, and if it is anything but 6V, + or - a couple of hundred milivolts, it will shut down the radio and give an error message. So to answer your question, a 5 Volt input just won't cut it.
      I've run mine off a DC-DC converter, worked fine when set to either 5V or 6V.  YMMV.

      73 de Tony VK3JED/VK3IRL
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