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Will This Work On Motorola CDM1250

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Need to make up a couple power cords from some Motorola CDM1250 radios. Will these work?


Found them in 10 gua for a pair with 12" long leads
 

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Watch the polarity. The one on the right will work if connected red to positive, black to negative. With the power cord, the negative is the exposed prong. In a mobile environment, if the negative hits a ground, no sparks or arcs. Reverse polarity WILL cause damage to the radio.
 

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Watch the polarity. The one on the right will work if connected red to positive, black to negative. With the power cord, the negative is the exposed prong. In a mobile environment, if the negative hits a ground, no sparks or arcs. Reverse polarity WILL cause damage to the radio.
Which is why it makes sense to just use the right power cables and do the job correctly.

Most installs require 8 to 10 feet of wire to reach the battery. It makes even more sense to do so without splicing which is an invitation to problems down the road.

Low power (25 watt) 10' cables are readily available on Ebay and elsewhere for less than $15. High power (50 watt) a bit more. You can also find 20' cables ready to go.
 

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I will be using these for a set of repeater radios. I had not noticed that the one on the left used red for the ground. No problem, I will be adding fuse holders to the positive side and will cover the wires with shrink tubing, which will cover the color confusion.

The reason I'm not spending $30 for the ones on ebay is because I can get these delivered in 2 days for $8 and save $22. I have lots of fuse holders and wire already.
 

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Just make sure the connector on the right side goes to the battery, or power supply, & the connector on the left side goes to the radio.
 

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I will be using these for a set of repeater radios. I had not noticed that the one on the left used red for the ground. No problem, I will be adding fuse holders to the positive side and will cover the wires with shrink tubing, which will cover the color confusion.

The reason I'm not spending $30 for the ones on ebay is because I can get these delivered in 2 days for $8 and save $22. I have lots of fuse holders and wire already.
$30???? Really???? Same fast delivery, too.

$7.90 for full length with fuse and fuse holder: NEW POWER CABLE FOR MOTOROLA MOBILE HKN4137 PM400 CM200 CM300 CDM750 CDM1250 | eBay

Shorties for $5.39 each, longer than what you picked: DC Power Cord Cable For Motorola Repeater Mobile Radio CDM1250 GM300 GM3188 A228 | eBay

Hey, do what you like, you seem to know better than the rest of us who have done this professionally.
 

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$30???? Really???? Same fast delivery, too.

$7.90 for full length with fuse and fuse holder: NEW POWER CABLE FOR MOTOROLA MOBILE HKN4137 PM400 CM200 CM300 CDM750 CDM1250 | eBay

Shorties for $5.39 each, longer than what you picked: DC Power Cord Cable For Motorola Repeater Mobile Radio CDM1250 GM300 GM3188 A228 | eBay

Hey, do what you like, you seem to know better than the rest of us who have done this professionally.
In your first post you mentioned $15 cords, I need 2 so that is where $30 came from. Now those that you show in this post are more reasonable, especially the one with the fuse holder already installed. Thanks!
 
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