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CB Base Station Power Supply Question.

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Ranothil

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I have a really quick question. I am trying to set up a CB Base Station. It requires a DC Power Input of 13.8 volts. Anyway, I have a power supply on hand that I was thinking of using. I am a complete newbie in all radio subjects. So, I looked at the manual. It mentioned that it had "Screw Terminal" Connectors. I am not really sure how to go about getting the DC Power from the power supply to the radio. The radio has a cord with positive and negative wires. However, there must be some way to insert them into a compatible connector to use with the screw terminals. I just need to figure out how! I have attached a photo of the connectors just to help you guys out a bit if you aren't familar with them! (Which I am sure that you will be anyway...) Thanks so much for helping!
 

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The red and black connections "unscrew". Grab them and turn counter-clockwise then wrap the bare end of the radio wire around the lug and re-tighten them. A better way would be to crimp some spade (or forked) lugs on the radio wires and connect them to the lugs or connect a banana plug on the end of the radio wires. The banana plug mates into the hole in the end of the connectors.
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