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Motorola Saber Convertacom

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I just purchased a Saber and am wondering if a convertacom doubles as a charger? I'm guessing it does. Also was wondering where I can find one, I saw some on ebay but without power harness and speaker, or if someone has the harness and speaker... Also, does anyone have pictures of convertacoms installed?
 

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Yes, they charge the radio while letting you use it at the same time, unlike a desktop charger. If you haven't seen this already, the Repeater Builder website has an excellent article about Sabers and towards the bottom, there are several PDFs of the Saber Vehicular Adapter (SVA, as Motorola officially called it) manuals. Motorola Saber Information Page
 

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Yes, they charge the radio while letting you use it at the same time, unlike a desktop charger. If you haven't seen this already, the Repeater Builder website has an excellent article about Sabers and towards the bottom, there are several PDFs of the Saber Vehicular Adapter (SVA, as Motorola officially called it) manuals. Motorola Saber Information Page
Thanks, was actually just looking at that including the wiring diagram. I have seen Convertacoms(NTN5487B) on ebay but they do not have a power harness so will have to find that somewhere else. A purchase though will not happen for a little while do to funds, lol, but is what I am looking for. Thankfully ones on ebay are cheap enough so shouldn't be a problem. If anyone has a power harness let me know, even a speaker. A lot I can find online,
 

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No problem. Just keep looking. I was able to get a convertacom for my HT600 complete with harness, speaker, bracket and microphone all in decent shape for about $10. I know it's not the same but it's related and of the same era. There's definitely deals out there.
 

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Yea, I just bought a Saber 1 for forty bucks in almost perfect shape and original case, and now a charger for 19 bucks... So slowly but surely I'm building up the stuff I need. Next will be a convertacom, but if I can't find one with wire harness I'm getting a Speaker/Mic.
 

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Oh ok, so the basic four pin computer power supply harness will work. that should be easy enough... I am mostly interested in using it to charge,if i want, speakers are on ebay, and already have antenna.
 

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Tom is that you, lol. Since you sold me that saber I was able to purchase a speaker mic and a charger, both for 20 dollars plus shipping. I actually just won a convertacom on ebay for 3 dollars said to be in working condition with mounting bracket no speaker or wiring harness though.
 

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the Unit 52 was the give away?
Ha ha ha. Thanks for the radio again. so ya convertacom for 3 bucks on ebay isn't bad, lol. once i get that I'll get a speaker and get one of my antennas re-crimped with a Moto connector, and just go to Radioshack for the power harness. Cheap cheap
 

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Make sure the connector is pinned out right. If you need help let me know. Its red, + black- , yellow( ign) green( dash lights) optional.
 
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