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Will a single 13.8v 3a PSU run multiple radios at the same time?

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Since y'all have been so helpful with answers, I present to you another! This truly is an amazing resource to have. I sincerely appreciate all the assistance you have offered me.

I am thinking about buying a 13.8 v 3a power supply for my single PRO-197 and 3 PSR-310's.

Can 1 single power supply such as this one run all 4 radios at once? Goldsource DF1790-1303 DC Regulated 12 / 13.8V 13.8 V Volt Power Supply 3 Amp (615564716740) | eBay

Also, do you foresee any issues plugging the PSU into a UPS/ Battery backup/Surge protector?

Again thanks in advance!
 

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I am thinking about buying a 13.8 v 3a power supply for my single PRO-197 and 3 PSR-310's.

Can 1 single power supply such as this one run all 4 radios at once?
Easily. I have four scanners running off a single power supply myself and it works great. Saves on having all those stupid wall-warts hogging up your outlets, and is more efficient.

Also, do you foresee any issues plugging the PSU into a UPS/ Battery backup/Surge protector?
Nope. Again, I'm doing the same thing, and it works just fine.

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Thanks! Much appreciated! Perhaps had I done "my part" and searched this topic, I would have just as easily found the answer. Hope I didn't waste your time. Thanks again.
 

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For this setup (parallel components), you'd only run in to trouble when the sum of your amperages exceeded 3A.

IIRC, most of these scanners pull 500mA (or 0.5A maximum), so you could use up to 6 without blowing a fuse (theoretically).
 
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