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Astro Saber battery eliminator

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Astro Saber battery eliminator

Postby 515 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:51 am

Has anyone bought one of those cheap ebay battery eliminators with the cigarette lighter plug for the Astro Saber? I'd like to get one, but it would be great to know if someone knows of one that is confirmed to work well with the radio. A lot of them look like bottom dollar china junk, but I'm hoping to find one that fits ok, reliably allows the radio to transmit at full power, and doesn't add noise to the audio.

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Re: Astro Saber battery eliminator

Postby MattSR » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:43 am

I've had experience with 2 - one for an XTS3000 and the other was one I butchered up to make a KVL eliminator. They use off the shelf regulators, and have the required filter caps (generally speaking)

They seem to work OK, however the only issues were that the plastic cases aren't always formed to the right shape so they can be a hassle getting them on and off. YMMV.

I used the internals of one to install in a gutted MX300 battery so build my own eliminator for a KVL3000. No issues there either.

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Re: Astro Saber battery eliminator

Postby tvsjr » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:13 am

I have one on the bench.. couldn't justify the obscene amount of money for the real M version. I've never had a problem with it.

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