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BCD 396xt/346xt power draw

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para595

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I was wondering if anyone could tell me the power draw of the AC adapter for these I attempted to figure it out and got 25W as the watt draw which does not seem right.
 

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Should be more like 2.5 watts.

I place a 396 and a 6V Radio Shack adapter into a P3 International "Kill-A-Watt" meter just for fun.

Without batteries, the most current draw I could obtain with the volume all the way up, was only 1 watt.

With batteries installed and charging, that value went up to 3 watts.
 

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DC watts at the radio jack, or AC watts at the outlet (before the Uniden AC/DC adapter)?
 

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Just tested my 396XT using an AmWatt appliance load tester...

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Battery switch set to alkaline, power off: 2 watts

Battery switch set to alkaline, power on, backlight off: 6 watts

Battery switch set to alkaline, power on, backlight on: 7 watts

Battery switch set to NiMH, power off: 13 watts

Battery switch set to NiMH, power on, backlight off: 15 watts

Battery switch set to NiMH, power on, backlight on: 16 watts
 

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Seems really really high. I have to wait until I get home to test mine.
 

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Here's what I measure for AC current with the stock Uniden power adapter:
3.8mA Not connected to radio
38.5mA "Normal Charging"
44 to 48mA Scanning & receiving, backlight on, mid-volume.
I measure 110v AC at this outlet.

So what is that -- 5 Watts?
 
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