Hello , This is my first post here and I need a little advice
I am wondering if I can use the car 12v system to provide power to a two way radio. Anyone know if this can be done ?
I tried to connect my Cobra but There is a problem.
Although the device charges the battery but as long as the cable is in i can not talk.
I can hear but can not broadcast.
i want to use the radios while they are charging in The cigarette light plug.
i Would like to leave it connected all the time. Once the vehicle starts it gets power. Without having to turn off or adjust.
Looking for a device that has this option but a small device put in the glove compartment
For the woman’s car and to lend a friend should sometimes have need.
If there is no device has been built for car
I will have no choice but to take a device and
wire up a power adapter directly to the battery terminals so that the radio can be run continuously as long as it’s plugged in the car .
Excuse me for my English I am a foreign resident.
I decided to take action. I ordered and received the
Motorola EM1000 (http://www.twowayradioforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=314) with USB charging capability.
The problem is that I got it without batteries (NiMH rechargeable batteries).
I put 3AA rechargeable batteries inside and connected to my computer.
But it’s not charging.
I believe the problem is that will charg only the option of Rechargeable NiMH Battery Packs Which should have been included and not the other option of 3AA.
Am I correct ?
I left with the option to order the special battery and Hope it will work.
charge the radios continously in the car and still transmit.
Thank you for your reply
Finally someone helped me
i will buy the NiMH rechargeable battery .
By the way, is there another device other than Motorola connection usb devices that will charge the radios continously in the car and still transmit ?
i amm looking for the Most powerful But my budget is total of 50$ (Which will includes international shipping)
mayby midland/cobra ? Not have to be precisely a USB port :rolleyes:
The only way I know of to charge and transmit with this radio simultaneously is via USB. If tying up a single 12v port is an issue you can opt to use a splitter with a USB port such as the XLT Two Port Cigarette Lighter Adapter with USB Port CA250, however it will still require a connection to the radio via USB, which, as I understand it, is not what you are really trying to do.
This is a hand-held radio designed for mobile use, so it isn’t specifically intended to be used while wired to a power source and charging.
I would advise against doing this. I would not recommend connecting the radio to any power source in any way other than the methods listed in the owner’s manual or otherwise advised or instructed by the manufacturer of the radio.