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battery eliminator MTS/HT blowing fuse

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:19 am
by dvpman
Hi,

I have a RLN4335A battery eliminator with the cig lighter plug that keeps blowing the internal fuse. Any else have this problem and can offer some advice?

Thanks

Re: battery eliminator MTS/HT blowing fuse

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:05 pm
by RFguy
What size is the internal fuse? Is this the fuse in the lighter plug?

Re: battery eliminator MTS/HT blowing fuse

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:25 pm
by dvpman
It's a 2 amp fuse and yes in the tip of the lighter plug.

Re: battery eliminator MTS/HT blowing fuse

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:02 am
by fineshot1
dvpman wrote:Hi,

I have a RLN4335A battery eliminator with the cig lighter plug that keeps blowing the internal fuse. Any else have this problem and can offer some advice?

Thanks


Yes - i have seen this before when the portable is turned on before inserting the cla plug.
The amount of current exceeds the fuse rating. This would be for both the battery charging
and the radio current draw. Make certain the radio is turned off before inserting the plug.

Re: battery eliminator MTS/HT blowing fuse

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:37 am
by dvpman
That would be the issue.

Last time the fuse blew, I had taken the battery off and used the eliminator and not turned the radio off.

Will have to remember that and buy a pack of fuses for when I don't.

Appreciate the responses.

Mike

fineshot1 wrote:
dvpman wrote:Hi,

I have a RLN4335A battery eliminator with the cig lighter plug that keeps blowing the internal fuse. Any else have this problem and can offer some advice?

Thanks


Yes - i have seen this before when the portable is turned on before inserting the cla plug.
The amount of current exceeds the fuse rating. This would be for both the battery charging
and the radio current draw. Make certain the radio is turned off before inserting the plug.