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Old 06 June 2011, 05:03   #1
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Power lead for radio.

Hi, I am in need of a 12V power lead with inline 6.3A fuse for an M-Tech MT-500 VHF radio.

Currently, the radio has these two +ve and -ve connectors.



What do I need to buy to connect this to a power source?

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Old 06 June 2011, 16:13   #2
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bog standard bullet connectors, try Halfords. Failing that, chop 'em off, solder & heatshrink
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To what though? I need a fuse before the battery.
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Buy an in-line fuse holder, preferably a waterproof one either from online or your local chandlers. Failing that use a good quality automotive one (from Halfords) & wrap it in self amalgamating tape to keep out the moisture. From +ve of battery go into fuse, keep the lead as short as possible INTO the fuse, come out of the fuse onto the red lead from the radio. Take -ve straight back to battery.
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Would recommend using spade fuse as well. Glass ones seem to blow quite easily.

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Something like this is only a couple of quid.
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Hi

Would this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/6-X-GLASS-IN-L...item35ac993eb5

and

this:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/6-3-Amp-T6-3A-...item35a4fc0ad9

do the job?

I will also require a very short bit of wire to complete the circuit on the negative side, any ideas?

So to sum up, can you tell me if this is correct please?

+ve terminal on distribution block > inline fuse > radio (red lead)

black lead from radio > -ve terminal on distribution block.

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Ref the connectors, you need the Japanese connectors plus the separate insulation here, then make your own lead up. Far more reliable than using bog standard bullet connectors.

It's very very useful having a bag of them about anyway-they seem to have 5+ times the life of normal red/blue/yello ally bullets.
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Sorry, i'm confused.

Can someone please give me a list of links to what I need to buy to connect the radio leads (above with bullet connectors) to my screw tight distribution block via a 6.3A fuse.

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TBH if you don't feel able to carry out this task I suggest you seek professional help before you either set fire to your wiring or blow the radio.
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