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G5 Vehicle charger and amplified speaker

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I know there is an existing thread about what users would like to see change with the pager. I am actually discussing an accessory. I frequently use the pager in my car. I do have to turn the pager volume up fairly loud to hear it because of outside noise and the soft volume of p25 signal. This does a few things. 1 it kills the battery, 2 it puts wear on the speaker and driver because its almost to the top volume. I had thought about what is needed to take a home charger and mount it to my car. Of course i would need a 120vac to 12vdc converter which is not the best to add to a small cabin area. I do believe there could be some simple engineering on Unication's part to develop a vehicle adapted charger , amplifier and maybe even a screen which can enlarge the display once the pager is in the charger. I really thought about something which works and resembles commercial grade convertacom.
 

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This is a great idea! Hopefully Unication listens. I think it would boost their sales. I would certainly buy it.

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The charger is already 12 V, the supplied cord steps it down from 120 to 12, I switch my back-and-forth all the time
 

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Unication Basic Charger Mods?

I received my G4 a few weeks back. Needless to say, I have already sold my 536 and 996P2, and considering buying another G4. Pretty amazing little receiver. I immediately was weary of continously plugging/unplugging the micro USB in to charge every night. So I purchased the standard drop in charger. My wheels started spinning about possibly adding an external amplified speaker (like the Uniden BC23A). I have seen the other threads about the pinout on the bottom of the G4. As soon as I received the drop in charger, I immediately took it apart. It appears that Unication is either A) Using the same PCB for the drop in as they are using for the Amplified Speaker/Charger; or B) has future plans to add additional ports/jacks to the standard drop in charger. There are two additional round holes, one might would assume one for audio and the second for an antenna jack, possibly? I purchased a SMA panel mount jack, but I don't think the antenna on the G4 passes through to the bottom pad on the receiver, at least a volt meter doesn't show any continuity. I also ordered a 3.5mm female panel jack for the audio. Before I start soldering on the PCB, I wanted to reach out to you guys and see if anyone else has attempted to do something similar. Thanks in advance for any input I might receive.
 

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I know there is an existing thread about what users would like to see change with the pager. I am actually discussing an accessory. I frequently use the pager in my car. I do have to turn the pager volume up fairly loud to hear it because of outside noise and the soft volume of p25 signal. This does a few things. 1 it kills the battery, 2 it puts wear on the speaker and driver because its almost to the top volume. I had thought about what is needed to take a home charger and mount it to my car. Of course i would need a 120vac to 12vdc converter which is not the best to add to a small cabin area. I do believe there could be some simple engineering on Unication's part to develop a vehicle adapted charger , amplifier and maybe even a screen which can enlarge the display once the pager is in the charger. I really thought about something which works and resembles commercial grade convertacom.
In theory it sounds nice, but there is a big difference in pricing when asking for an amplified charger vs an amplified charger with an additional larger display.
But it sounds nice.
 
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