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Matty777

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Anyone with a IC-R2500/1500, do you use it mobile, if so what do you power it with.

The standard in-car power lead from the Cigar lighter socket is (CP-12L), over here, a laughable £19 thats $35!! For a lead, what a joke! I can find other regular in-car leads, ones that are much cheaper but the Icom one says it has some sort of noise supressor.

Do you need an Icom one or is it marketing flannel to get you to cough up more cash????
 

greenmamba

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You should be fine with a home made version. I have a r1500 and picked up a cheap cable that works fine.

I think the "noise" is more troublesome on earlier model cars (70s/80s/90s). I have a 2004 toyota and do not hear any noise.

If I remember some auto parts houses carry noise supression cables for much less than ICOMS price.

hope this helps.
 
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