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What is the actual power draw of the BCD535HP on battery power? While scanning and catching hits etc'? Then add the Wifi Dongle more I assume? How much current does it use?
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What is the actual power draw of the BCD535HP on battery power? While scanning and catching hits etc'? Then add the Wifi Dongle more I assume? How much current does it use?
Add this unit inline with your battery and you'll have all the answers you need...

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The BCD536HP does not have batteries...
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What's the inline fuse size? It's less than that
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Default DC power

The manual says the power supply is rated at 750mA. I'm trying to figure out how long I can run on a deep cycle battery for example one from an electric wheel chair? 12V 55aH less than 1A load = 55 hours or more?
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you could get the item device lab has indicated or you can just use a ammeter in line either way once you know the max current draw the rest is simple math. I would do measurements with full volume on an active channel all display setting set to max just to get a worst case value.
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BCD536HP DC Current Drain

Radio State     Backlight       Volume  VDC     mA
Off             ----            ----    13.547  0.42
Conv scan       High            Min     13.386  188
Conv scan       Low             Min     13.399  168
Conv scan       Off             Min     13.407  162
Hold channel    High            Min     13.390  187
Hold channel    High            10*     13.386  189
Hold channel    High            Min     13.339  243     WI-Fi plugged in

*Holding on conventional channel, squelch at 0, noise output to speaker

Voltage measured with Fluke 187, current with Fluke 8050A
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BCD536HP DC Current Drain

Radio State     Backlight       Volume  VDC     mA
Off             ----            ----    13.547  0.42
Conv scan       High            Min     13.386  188
Conv scan       Low             Min     13.399  168
Conv scan       Off             Min     13.407  162
Hold channel    High            Min     13.390  187
Hold channel    High            10*     13.386  189
Hold channel    High            Min     13.339  243     WI-Fi plugged in

*Holding on conventional channel, squelch at 0, noise output to speaker

Voltage measured with Fluke 187, current with Fluke 8050A
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