CB Radio Power hook up options

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by markwspencer, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. markwspencer

    markwspencer Bobtail Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Frederick, MD
    I have a K-40 slip seat box with the PnP panel. It provides two options to power my Cobra 29 and Pioneer radio. One is a cigarette lighter DC cable and the other are two high current terminals. I have heard through this forum and other discussions that the cigarette lighter option is less preferred. My problem though is I can not seem to locate a cable/adaptor that I can easily plug into the two terminals on my slip seat box and the two terminals on the dash of the Sterling Tractors I drive. I suppose I could just use 8 or 12 gauge wire but am looking for something cleaner.

  2. josh.c

    josh.c Road Train Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Knoxville, Tn
    You could use a piece of co-ax, that might look a little better than two wires. I don't think hooking to the dash terminals is going to give you any better results than the cigarette lighter, they might even be on the same circuit.
  3. blackw900

    blackw900 The Grandfather of Flatbed

    Jul 12, 2009
    You could make a power cable with a couple of lengths of the correct guage wire and a piece of shrink tube to keep them together and make it look a little cleaner.
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