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Any way to use this mobile cb radio indoors? Answered

A friend gave this to me but I don't have a car, any way to convert it to AC current to use indoors?

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harry88

7 years ago

No idea but I just wanted to say I have the same radio.

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RedneckEngineer

8 years ago

This brings back memorys. Me and a friend used to just hook one up in his dads garage and use an old car battery. We would use a battery charger to keep the batt charged when it got low. Good times. Have fun with it.

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iceng

8 years ago

Nice picture. Uniden is easy on 12VDC power. You don't sound like you have much experience with electricity or you would know a computer supply has spare 12V connectors easy to use.

I read you like flea markets. That's where you can buy a 12V DC supply about 2 or 3 amps and use that to run your CB. A

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orksecurity

8 years ago

The radio will have a power connector, probably on its back panel. You need to provide 12VDC across those terminals, making sure you get the two terminals hooked up correctly. (The radio *may* be protected against a backward connection, but don't bet on it.)

There are Instructables which describe how to use a PC power supply as a stand-alone power supply. Or you can get a 12V supply from someplace like Radio Shack.

You will also, of course, have to supply a suitable antenna. The same kind of antenna you'd use when mounting this in a car will work.

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Vyger

8 years ago

An old computer power supply provides 12 volts. You can get outside antennas for these also which is much better than trying to use an inside antenna.

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buffysissy1Vyger

Answer 8 years ago

Any way you could give me instructions on how to hook that up, the power supply that is. Thanks.