Amperage

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  1. RdRunnR82

    RdRunnR82 Bobtail Member

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    It’s recommended my cb use a 100 amp power supply. Will hooking directly to my batteries offer this amperage continuously for optimal cb performance?
     
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  3. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    What brand/model of CB radio do you have that requires a 100 amp power supply?
     
  4. RdRunnR82

    RdRunnR82 Bobtail Member

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    It’s a custom that will run between 800-1100 watts
     
  5. RdRunnR82

    RdRunnR82 Bobtail Member

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    I’ve been trying to find videos of big power setups that have been installed in the truck but all I’m finding are tech videos and people who test big radios in their shops. None that show “In the truck” setups.
     
  6. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    Yes it’s possible with the truck running and most likely idled up.
    Is this your truck or a company truck?
    Stray RF is going to be your biggest problem with the amount of electronics in modern trucks.
     
  7. jdchet

    jdchet Medium Load Member

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    Ask the folks that built the radio. Or find a high end car audio shop that deals with high powered car audio systems. As far as the RF end of the install......unless you know your stuff about antenna systems...............best left to an expert!
    Good luck!
    JD
     
  8. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    1000 watts, peak at say 1500 watts only requires 120 amp
     
  9. RdRunnR82

    RdRunnR82 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the responses, will be visiting a cb shop soon.
     
  10. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    Bbi has done some vids re bonding n such and he did a big truck install,might wanna go look for that vid..
     
  11. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Heavy Load Member

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    With the proper antenna you can work ISS with 5 Watts.
    What galaxy are you trying to reach?
    Proxima Centauri is only 4.243 light years away.
    It might be a boring conversation, though. But, hey, you da boss. /s
    Nothing wrong with a powerful mobile station.
    As long that we don't attract the Klingons wrath. /s
    Don't be mad. Just joking. And curious too. What is this for?
     
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