What amp power supply do I need for CB radio?

What amp power supply do I need for CB radio?

5A Power Supply (switch mode) Regulated 13.8V power supply, ideal to run a higher power CB radio or accessory which requires up to 5A.

How much power does a CB need?

Although the FCC limits CB radios to a standard 4 Watts of power, there is an exception. If you want the best range, you may want a radio with single sideband (SSB) capability. SSB radios, such as the Cobra 148 GTL transmit at approximately 12 Watts, or three times the normal power.

How do you power a CB radio at home?

How to Use a Mobile CB in Your Home

  1. Connect the power source wires of the CB radio to a power supply.
  2. Attach an antenna to the CB radio.
  3. Connect the included microphone, or an aftermarket power mic for improved sound, to the CB radio.

Will a CB radio drain car battery?

That being said, if your CB radio is still drawing enough current to drain the batteries when it is turned off, then that is a problem. I wired directly to the battery for the reasons you have stated. However, even when off, the radio has drained both batteries dead twice.

What is PEP on a CB?

Now comes PEP. Peak Envelope Performance is the absolute top end performance of a radio. This is usually established by whistling into the microphone and noting the maximum power reading on the meter. This is done to impress the customer.

Do I need a Licence for a CB radio?

Since 8 December 2006, CB Radio has been exempt from the need to hold a Wireless Telegraphy (WT) Act licence, providing that the equipment is operated in accordance with the technical parameters set out in the regulations. CB users share spectrum which is in a frequency band managed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Can a CB radio be powered by cigarette lighter?

It is possible that your cigarette lighter circuit may not have a high enough amperage rating to power your CB radio. Your vehicles owners manual should have the accessory outlet amp rating for the cigarette lighter listed.