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Pro 25 wall wart?

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I came across a Pro 25 8 channel cystal scanner for FREE. It was the FIRST scanner I ever had. Trying to find the part number for the wall wart for this unit. I bought my first pro 25 in 1985.... Yes I am OLD!
 
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Extensive research resulted in the owner's manual for the Pro-95 (200-525). Power specifications indicate-power, 9vDC, 300ma required. Chargers-RS 273-1810 and RS 273-1815. Size B adpta plug. MAKE SURE VOLTAGE IS SET TO 9 volts. I don't know if either charger is still available, but you may find a substute as long as the polarity as well, as the voltage and amperage are the same as well as the size of the plug.
 
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JESSERABBIT said:
Extensive research resulted in the owner's manual for the Pro-95 (200-525). Power specifications indicate-power, 9vDC, 300ma required. Chargers-RS 273-1810 and RS 273-1815. Size B adpta plug. MAKE SURE VOLTAGE IS SET TO 9 volts. I don't know if either charger is still available, but you may find a substute as long as the polarity as well, as the voltage and amperage are the same as well as the size of the plug.
The Pro-95 is not at all like the Pro-25. What is the catalog # on the back of the scanner? It will reveal more on the radio shack site than searching for a scanner that is 10+ years newer. You can hurt the radio with the wrong plug and voltage.
Larry
 

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Interestingly enough, there are two Pro-25 scanners! Each with a different part number. I agree that the 200-525 (Pro-95) specs have nothing to do with either.

The earlier Pro-25 (200-106) indeed does not have much information available on the RS site (see this page), the the Pro-25 (200-505) has much more information available, see here.

You should review the 200-505 to see if it is just an updated version of the one you have. I really can't tell because I have never seen either one of them. If so the 200-505 lists the proper "wall wart" and voltage (not 9 volts BTW) to feed it. You could also look at the jack point on the scanner, mostly the voltage and polarity are placed right there.
 

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The radio has Two holes. One for charge and one for power. Below the holes is DC 6V and + C- -
Thank You to everyone and enjoy the rest of your week-end!

V/R
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I just checked the 200-505. It has two holes like my 200-106, but the 200-505 is 9V. Once again Thank You to everyone for your help.

Mark
 

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The radio has Two holes. One for charge and one for power. Below the holes is DC 6V and + C- -
Thank You to everyone and enjoy the rest of your week-end!

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I am guessing from what you describe ("+ C- -") that it is a 6V DC input with the center pin being the negative (-) side and the shield being positive (+). Actually I think that RS used to use that configuration a lot (I know that my Pro-92's used the same but they were 9V DC). Go into a RS and have them "fit" an adapta-plug for your specific need (bring the radio), then get a 6V 300 mA (min) "wall wart", they should throw the adapta-plug in for nothing. A quick search at the RS site shows a 800 mA one, but you may find one in a local store that is not quite so large. See that you set the center pin for negative (-) and you should be good to go.
 

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THANKS Lou..... I am at the station today. I will go by there tomorrow or Thurs. I was hoping to find the one that I had with my first pro 25.... got a call..................
 

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THANKS Lou..... I am at the station today. I will go by there tomorrow or Thurs. I was hoping to find the one that I had with my first pro 25.... got a call..................
If you don't find one let me know. I'm pretty sure I have one with the correct voltage, and current, in my junk box. You may have to change the plug type. You can have it for the cost of shipping.
 

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Gentlemen.... I found a Pro-25 on Ebay and the A/C plug is a 20-189A. Once again Thank You to Everyone!

Mark
 
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