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Call Sign : 26-CT-3971 / M7TDV Posts : 308 Times Thanked : 17 Join date : 2021-01-30 QTH or Location : Cirencester, Gloucestershire Equipment Used : SS6900N, Xiegu G90, DX-300 for SWL, all antennas home-made
Subject: Re: The best power supply to run a ss 6900n Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:01 pm
Hi Darren. There's a high and low powered version of that rig. I have the high powered one and can tell you that it doesn't pull any more than 10 amps with the power fully wound up on FM. I've measured that with a meter, plus confirmed by running 10 amp fuse in the power cable.
Would advise to use a PSU with twice that rating though so you don't strain the PSU. If you can find a good 20 amp, that would do it. If you're handy with a bit of DIY and confident with working with electrics safely, then check my thread HERE for a very cheap idea
Call Sign : 26-CT-4165 Posts : 32 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2021-06-26 QTH or Location : Bridlington Equipment Used : ss 6900N/tti tcb900/maxcom 4e Age : 33
Subject: Re: The best power supply to run a ss 6900n Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:19 pm
SangueG you are a very helpful man. i have no idea what mine is it could be the low one or high one second hand off ebay you see. yes i think someone once said 17amp max fred in the shed i think but 20amp would be enough i have a 30amp power supply so i no iam covered.
Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 Ham M7VIC Posts : 2495 Times Thanked : 170 Join date : 2019-11-10 QTH or Location : Bedford Equipment Used : Various
Subject: Re: The best power supply to run a ss 6900n Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:28 pm
+1 on the 30A supply.
I have the Sharman SM-30 and it handles everything I've thrown at it from CB, Ham, PMR, chargers and even some electronic bench testing. Always best to get the biggest you can afford rather than having to 'upgrade' later.