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Kenwood KVC-5A vehicle charger manual

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Does anyone have a manual for the Kenwood KVC-5A vehicle charger that they could share?

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Thanks for your reply. I am just looking to verify the pin-out of the Molex connector, and the suggested fuse sizing. I picked up a couple of these with no power connector.

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Stated fuse size is 2 amp
The best way is to remove the housing and see the colors inside,But mine are wired as follows there is 1 red and 2 black wires you only need 1 ground for charging only the other ground and white wire is for the repeater function,looking at the charger side connector only holding the charger you see 2 grooves on one side and one corner has a slant to it,groove side farthest away from slant corner is power and slant side second pin from slant is ground for charge function only,so the corner next to slant should be empty and opposite next to power should be empty,Hope this makes sense if not i will try a picture and send it to the email on qrz,John.
------- THIS IS FOR REPEATER FUNCTION ONLY NOT CHARGE ONLY the first pin on slant side is ground for repeater function and groove side above power pin is for repeater connection
 

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Ok, Thanks!

I will take a look at the unit when I get home and see if it matches. I did take it apart and trace the internal wires; I think I have it right. But internally they used the same color wires for several signals, so I just wanted a double check. Does the paper indicate the current capability of the repeater switch?

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All the sheet says is-
input voltage 11-15 VDC negative ground,13.8 V 1 Amp nominal
35 mA standby mode
current charge rate-
1000 mA rapid charge-red light
65 mA trickle charge-green light
rapid charge cycle 2.5 hrs
battery chemistry NiCad or NiMh
charge temperatures 59F to 104F
operating temperatures -2F to 149F
 

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Thank you very much, John.

Your description matches what I traced.
Once I looked at the connector, your description made perfect sense! I went ahead and made up a connector, applied power, and when I put a radio in, it started charging.I may take one of these apart again and see if I can see what component they are using for the repeater switch. I guess I can always add a relay to enable my vehicle repeater.

Thanks again for your help!

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