Radio on board

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by Manny, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Manny

    Manny New Member

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    I have a radio that runs on 8 C Size batteries @ 1.5 v each Equaling 12V
    There has got to be a way to hardwire it to my 12V battery.
    I looked in the library for info but nothing can someone help???

    Thanks, Manny
     
  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Darryl
    You'll have to buy a plug of some sort to plug it into your boat battery supply (two prong, pos/neg)

    Solder one wire (black or negative) of your plug to the radio on the last battery slot 'spring'. Solder the other wire (red or positive) to the last terminal on the far side of where the negative spring was. Make sure the type plug you use on the boat cannot short out if it touches metal or mount a female jack somewhere.

    Or just use a cigarette lighter plug on the radio if you have a 12v cigarette type jack already on the boat. That would be the simplest and would also allow you to run a spotlight etc.....

    Hope that makes sense.
     

  3. Manny

    Manny New Member

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    Thanks for the info !!!!!:big_smile:
     
  4. Quackheadjh

    Quackheadjh New Member

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    A good inline fuse may also be a good idea.Boats take a pounding running up and down the water and wire coating can get skinned off in a hurry[sorry to say I found out the hard way:eek:oooh:] just thought I might share that
     
  5. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Joe. Every circuit should be fused of course. Forgot to mention that and thanks for catching it.