Re: Remote Mount Connectors
- It's a switched type, so voltage isn't a concern (although I'll still verify it of course - No magic smoke releases allowed!). We'll see about RFI though. It's a cheap part, and I can pick up a compatible battery compartment from them too, if it comes to that, so I can switch to NiMH batteries. :)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sdrcrazed" <ed@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Matthew" <utoxin@> wrote:
> >... so a wall wart is probably what it will be for the time being.
> Hi Matthew,
> If you DO use a transformer type AC adapter, be sure to measure the
> output. An AC adapter marked 12 volts virtually always produces higher
> voltages that can be as high as 16 volts.
> If you use a switcher type AC adapter, these are well regulated and the
> labeled voltage is usually very close to actual output. The problem is
> that the high speed switching used to produce the DC output radiates RFI
> that's easily picked up by the receiver, but may not be so easily
> filtered out.
> Ed KT6F
> SDRbuzz.com <http://SDRbuzz.com>
- A really cheap source of AC adapters that I use almost weekly is Goodwill. I walk in with my meter stuck in my back pocket and test the candidates for the voltages I want before buying. You'll usually spend from $1.99 to $7.99 for a good AC adapter. If you're over 55 years old, go on Wednesdays for a 10% senior discount.