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alcahuete

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No way, no how. I can't read how many amps that thing puts out, as it's in Chinese, but there is absolutely no way that will power that radio. It will probably be fine for receive, but that radio draws anywhere from 11-24 amps depending on the model. No way that thing will put out 11A.
 

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I've run CDM's, XTL's and XPR mobiles off of a small 12V 5Amp PSU before. Obviously not the ideal option as what @N4KVE suggested is much better. Of course, you wouldn't want to use a High power 110W radio on such a small PSU but 50W radios worked fine in my testing.

The XPR5550e at my desk is currently running on that PSU but only occasionally transmits. For higher duty cycle ops this wouldn't work.
 
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