Yaesu FTA-230 handheld and use of cigarette lighter charger?

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Don D

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Can one use Yaesu's CD-59 cigarette lighter charger as a power source while the FTA-230 radio is being used in an airplane? If so, it seems doing so would keep the radio operating at full strength rather than on declining battery power.

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Dana

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I don't know about the Yaesu, and I suggest you contact them. Reason, I asked Icom about their radios, and they told me that while I could use mine while plugged into their cigarette lighter adapter which puts out a regulated 11V, transmitting while plugged into their AC charger (which puts out an unregulated 12V) could fry the output power transistors.

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Don D

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Thanks, Dana. The Yaesu Operating Manual states that one should not use the PA-44 or PA 48 AC charging devices as a power source, but is silent on using the CD-59 cigarette charging device as a power source while transmitting or receiving on the radio.

As you suggest, I'll have to contact the mfg'er.

Don
 
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