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Does anyone know the pinout for the 3 battery connection prongs on the back of a Jag? Bottom one is ground, I know that... Just wondering which is +7.5v and what the 3rd one is for? Looking to make my own battery eliminator...

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I think you use the top one for the positive. I'll check a battery eliminator that I have and get back unless someone else can confirm first. The other can remain unused.
 

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No problem! What voltage regulator did you end up using for that?
 

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Haven't got that far yet actually.... All I did was clip on 7.5vdc from a regulated power supply (ground on the bottom pin, +V on the top) to confirm operation. I just received this radio and don't yet have a battery for it, but more than likely it will get used at my desk 95% of the time... so I'd like to rig something up. Not sure what I'm going to use yet to clip onto the back of the radio. This is where it would be nice to have an old dead battery to gut and just use the shell.
 

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What I did with my LPE is use a battery shell and a gutted charger. So I connected a wall wart to the charger contacts which in turn contacted the battery contacts on the radio. It works just fine .... and the nice thing is that usually there are cheap batteries / chargers on Ebay.
 

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Nice idea! Power and stand all in one. I will have to keep my eyes open for some old hardware to scavenge from.
 

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Haven't got that far yet actually.... All I did was clip on 7.5vdc from a regulated power supply (ground on the bottom pin, +V on the top) to confirm operation. I just received this radio and don't yet have a battery for it, but more than likely it will get used at my desk 95% of the time... so I'd like to rig something up. Not sure what I'm going to use yet to clip onto the back of the radio. This is where it would be nice to have an old dead battery to gut and just use the shell.
That works too! :) I came across a regulator on Mouser a while back that would handle up to 2.0 amps, but couldn't find the IC heat sink to go along with it. That way I could just dump 12 volts into the regulator from a normal power supply. Anyway, you're saving some bucks! Those battery eliminators are like $50-60 each.
 

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If you are using the radio for RX only (which I am) I can't imagine you would need anything too heavy for a regulator.... Shouldn't be too much current draw there.
 

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You're probably right - as I recall there is something like 1.6 amps drawn on Tx, so for Rx only it should be only a few hundred milliamperes.
 

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I've currently got my radio hooked to a little 3A variable power supply set to just a shade under 8v (keeps the battery icon full haha). The heat sink on the voltage regulator is certainly warm but by no means hot to the touch. I'm just using a small set of alligator clips on the rear of the radio to provide power until I come up with a more elegant solution.
 
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