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2 Meter Mobile Wiring

Oct 19th 2020, 12:50


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Yaesu instructions say to connect both positive and negative wires to their respective battery terminals, but ALL online ham radio sites recommend to NEVER connect the negative supply wire directly to the battery; they say to connect the negative wire to the vehicle chassis. Should I listen to the manufacturer or all the seasoned ham radio experts?
Oct 19th 2020, 14:40


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This page explains the why--you don't want to bypass the device that keeps track of the charge stored in the battery.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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