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DC Power Supply?

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I'm working on a repeater build just really to see if I can do it, but i'm working with two Kenwood TK880's I currently have a MICRONTA DC Power Supply would that be enough to power 2 Kenwood TK880's? If not what else would I need?
 

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No, that power supply is WAY to small (max 1 Amp). The TX radio is what is going to draw the most. I would suggest a minimum of a 20 Amp supply.
 

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While you can find many cheap brands I like to stick with either Astron or Samlex. However the others may work fine for your needs...
 

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As mentioned, these radios require 8A when transmitting at full power (25W). Since only one of the radios will be transmitting in this case, you can probably get by with a 10A power supply. The Jetstream JTPS28 is reasonably priced, gets good reviews and has enough output capacity (25A) to not be running on the edge. It can also be used for other projects, if needed.
Jetstream JTPS28 Product Reviews

Whatever power supply you decide to use it is a good idea to read reviews on it to see how that model has worked out for other users. Here is the eHam.net power supply review page.
eHam.net Reviews - Power Supplies
 

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I have a garage repeater that I built out of a pair of 880s. 10amp would be the bare minimum. Id recommended 15 just to be on the safe side. My PSU is a 55ah battery with a pair of solar panels all tied together with a solar controller.

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