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is it possible?

Post by LTLslipseat » Sunday, 14 March 2010, 12:21 PM

I drive a company truck (Vovlo) so I can do very little as far as mods go. It seems the power supply is not clean at all and there is too much risk (change trucks a lot) to wire straight off the battery. Would a small sealed battery be enough to run a "barefoot" setup(just radio and external speaker)? If so, what would be your recommendations? I mostly listen and rarely talk so how much use could I get out of a charge? Just thought this might be the best way to clean up the power. I don't mind carrying the battery with me back and forth to the cab each night as long as it is not huge.


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Re: is it possible?

Post by 231 » Sunday, 14 March 2010, 13:49 PM

Welcome to the forum by way. :icon_e_wink:

Sure you could. But when you say "barefoot", are you talking about a 4 watt stock radio or a 100 watt export radio? Their amp draw during transmit is significantly different.

Listening draws hardly any power on most all CB's. If you did for example a good quality Orbital or Optima sealed battery and did a trickle charge on it, you'd be good to go I would think? You should be able to leave it on for days listening without much problem, and if you are using it for AM only isn't likely to be a problem (in my mind anyway).

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Re: is it possible?

Post by pokeyman » Sunday, 14 March 2010, 15:14 PM

i ran a bare foot cobra 29 on a emergency 12 votl jump starter box for about a week at a time without revharging trust me not nearly as heavy as a battery


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Re: is it possible?

Post by 'Doc » Sunday, 14 March 2010, 20:16 PM

Then again, how about carrying a power line filter along with that radio instead of a battery? Use the truck's power through that power line filter to run the radio. Seems a more 'handy' way of going about it, not 'perfect', but...
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Re: is it possible?

Post by puddlejumper » Monday, 15 March 2010, 6:44 AM

As always...'Doc is right.LTL I also run at night and have to swap trucks from time to time.The volvo you are driving should have power lugs coming out some where in there.A red one and a black one or a cig lighter just go with that.Also ask some of the other drivers you meet I"m sure they can help you.




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