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Ted240

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Hello,
I just purchased a Motorola Astro Spectra off ebay. However, I only purchased the radio. It does not have a power supply. Can anyone send me a link of the correct power supply to get?
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Depends on the wattage of your radio. Mine's a 25 watt version, so I use a 10 amp power supply.


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Hello,
I just purchased a Motorola Astro Spectra off ebay. However, I only purchased the radio. It does not have a power supply. Can anyone send me a link of the correct power supply to get?
Thank you
Are you referring to the power cable? If so, it requires an 8 or 10 gauge cable if I remember correctly. And also has a special plug on the end that attaches it to the radio chassis. Here is an example.

https://www.ebay.com/i/122608567897...3D711-117182-37290-0%26rvr_id%3D1267164332629

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If you have the long deck with a remote head, it's a 110w. You'll need a good 30a power supply.

For the 50w and lower models you can get away with a 15a power supply.

Remember for both radios there's a mandatory ignition sense wire that comes off the DB15 connector that needs to be attached to power as well. There's a mod you can perform internally to bypass it but the DB15 will be there anyway for your speaker as well. That is fused at 3a. If you have the 110w model there's an orange and green wire off the head connector - those take place of the DB15 and are fused the same. IIRC both go to power since one is ignition sense and the other is for the head itself - but someone else hopefully will correct me if I am wrong.


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If you have the long deck with a remote head, it's a 110w. You'll need a good 30a power supply.

For the 50w and lower models you can get away with a 15a power supply.

Remember for both radios there's a mandatory ignition sense wire that comes off the DB15 connector that needs to be attached to power as well. There's a mod you can perform internally to bypass it but the DB15 will be there anyway for your speaker as well. That is fused at 3a. If you have the 110w model there's an orange and green wire off the head connector - those take place of the DB15 and are fused the same. IIRC both go to power since one is ignition sense and the other is for the head itself - but someone else hopefully will correct me if I am wrong.


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Unless you have a W3. Those have a DB15 on the control cable for ignition sense.

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