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Re: Power Control

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  • curtisbidulock
    This works perfectly. I can know remotely kill power to my remote cross band repeater when not being used, and conserve some solar power for the OT2
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 28, 2009
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      This works perfectly. I can know remotely kill power to my remote
      cross band repeater when not being used, and conserve some solar
      power for the OT2 digipeater.

      --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Curtis J. Bidulock" <curtis@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Wow that will easily handle my dual bander at 10-12 amps. Thanks.
      >
      > Curtis Bidulock VE6AEW
      > Sent from my iPod
      >
      > On Feb 28, 2009, at 10:03 AM, "Scott Miller" <scott@...> wrote:
      >
      > > The VN920 is rated at 30 amps. The PCB traces might not hold up
      to
      > > that
      > > forever, though. I've heard of it being used to power a TS-2000
      at 100
      > > watts with no trouble. Depends on the duty cycle, though. One of
      these
      > > days I've got to get myself a programmable DC load and measure the
      > > temperature rise at various loads.
      > >
      > > Of course, you can always use the VN920 to turn on a big
      external
      > > relay,
      > > too.
      > >
      > > Scott
      > >
      > > curtisbidulock wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Does anyone know what current capabilities the power on/off
      circuit
      > > > will handle?
      > > >
      > > > I have a OT2 for a digi at my cabin which is 100% solar. I
      also
      > > have a
      > > > TM733 that I use as a remote cross band repeater when I am in
      the
      > > area.
      > > > I am hoping to feed the TM733 through the OT2 power control so
      I can
      > > > send a remote command to turn off power to this radio from my
      Nuvi
      > > when
      > > > I am leaving the area and also engage the power when I am on
      my
      > > way out
      > > > to the cabin for the weekend.
      > > >
      > > > This is an awesome feature that will save me some power instead
      of
      > > > having the radio sitting on while we are away.
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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