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PostSubject: President mckinley    Mckinley - President mckinley  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 15, 2023 3:49 pm

Can anyone  tell me what amp power supply  the mckinley would need. I have a 3amp whith 5amp surg  ,but am not sure  if this will be enough


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PostSubject: Re: President mckinley    Mckinley - President mckinley  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 15, 2023 3:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: President mckinley    Mckinley - President mckinley  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 15, 2023 4:49 pm

i have just acquired the 5 amp power supply which works well but before that i was using a 2 amp which i didn't have any problems with but just to be sure i bought the 5 amp with a 7.5 amp surge

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PostSubject: Re: President mckinley    Mckinley - President mckinley  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 15, 2023 5:02 pm

skyrider wrote:
i have just acquired the 5 amp power supply which works well but before that i was using a 2 amp which i didn't have any problems with but just to be sure i bought the 5 amp with a 7.5 amp surge

Is yours standard or expanded. I thought  the same as you the 5amp would be OK. But if expanded  the extra power maybe to much. Think I'll get a 10 to 15 amp one be on the safe side. Thanks for the reply.

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PostSubject: Re: President mckinley    Mckinley - President mckinley  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 15, 2023 5:14 pm

i think it has been expanded but up to now no probs with the supply

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PostSubject: Re: President mckinley    Mckinley - President mckinley  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 15, 2023 5:18 pm

Get the biggest amp you can afford up to 30a.
You might upgrade radios and need a bit extra at some point.
A 5amp is ideal for a night light lol.

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PostSubject: Re: President mckinley    Mckinley - President mckinley  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 15, 2023 5:25 pm

you mean im going to have to start shelling out again Alan  Crying or Very sad my goodness me any chance of a sub  Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: President mckinley    Mckinley - President mckinley  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 15, 2023 5:29 pm

Thanks for all the replies, looks like bigge is better,and I need to spend more money. Let's just hope the Mrs don't see the bank statement.
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PostSubject: Re: President mckinley    Mckinley - President mckinley  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 15, 2023 5:41 pm

yep it looks like i blew it with the 5 amp and im going shopping again  Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: President mckinley    Mckinley - President mckinley  Icon_minitimeMon Jan 16, 2023 6:46 am

My station commander gave up long ago she now just passes me the parcels that get delivered lol.
Also she gets anything she asks me for happy wife happy life.
That reminds me i haven't bought any radio stuff lately might just have a look on the net now thanks for the reminder guy's.

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