CB Radio Hook up 04 SE

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Old 01 Apr 2005, 11:06 am   #1 (permalink)
The Real Picard
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Can someone provide me with some easy to understand directions on how to
hook up a power wire for my CB radio? Do I just wire it to a fuse? I know
how to ground it but am not sure how to hook up the power wire? any photos
would be appreciate too.

Thanks
TRP

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Old 01 Apr 2005, 05:07 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"The Real Picard" <box1113@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Can someone provide me with some easy to understand directions on how to
> hook up a power wire for my CB radio? Do I just wire it to a fuse? I

know
> how to ground it but am not sure how to hook up the power wire? any

photos
> would be appreciate too.
>
> Thanks
> TRP


If you dont want to mess with the car's electrical system, and you dont mind
if the CB set has power all the time (meaning you have to switch it OFF
with its power-switch),..then just connect a wire to the Battery positive
post MAKING SURE you have an inline fuse to protect against shorts and fire
etc.

If you want to use the car's electrical system, and you set doesn't pull
large current (no greater than an Amp or so),..connect it to a fuse holder
which is used for the cigarette lighter. By doing this, you retain the
function of "car-off CB off too,..unless on ACC".

The quality of the attachment to the Cig fuse is important,..if it uses
spade-connectors buy a piggy-back adapter to make the job look professional.

NB

Some folks make the mistake of wiring to the 'rail side of the fuse
array rather then the fused side. To check for this,..connect a test light
to one end of the cig fuse holder,..then remove the fuse,..if the light
still stays on connect your CB to the other side of the fuse-holder.

Earthing.

The chassis of a car is like a big -VE connector, but with RF (transceivers
and such) its best to earth the set as near to the set as possible.

Jason


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Old 02 Apr 2005, 05:48 am   #3 (permalink)
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"The Real Picard" <box1113@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Can someone provide me with some easy to understand directions on how to
> hook up a power wire for my CB radio? Do I just wire it to a fuse? I
> know how to ground it but am not sure how to hook up the power wire? any
> photos would be appreciate too.
>
> Thanks
> TRP
>
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>

Hi,

Best is to go right back to the battery.
Good figure 8 cable rated accordingly
Fuse both lines + and - near to battery.

This will help keep noise down also on the receiver.
It does mean that it is ALWAYS ON. and needs to be
switched off when not used. Also earth the chassis of the rig
to nearest body metal in final location.

You can usually get the cable thru the firewall ok along side
other wires comming into cab. The big rubber grommet on the
firewall usually takes an extra cable ok.
Tie cable in few places with Tie Wraps so no long
leads hanging around. Be careful of sharp metal work under the dash.
Route in good position.

I am licensed ham for 45 years and run 100 watt transceivers
in the car.
But if you are not sure.
Get it done for you.
Bad wiring is VERY dangerous.

Enjoy de Johnny G3LIV.


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Old 02 Apr 2005, 09:27 pm   #4 (permalink)
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You mean they still make cb's ?

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