Icom IC PS30

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by N0SLT, Jul 13, 2015.

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  1. N0SLT

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    Being new to Ham Radio, haven't got my tech ticket yet. but will take test in a few weeks. acquiring equipment, and want to know if this power supply will run a IC 746 base and a TM731 2m dual band at the same time. I know I shouldn't transmit at same time. but can they both receive at the same time. Got a used PS30 ,has extra poles for more equipment, just want hear from some Hams with more experience. Thanks for any help.
  2. W9GB

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    The CURRENT (stated in Amperes) is the capacity limitation -- SAME Concept as your home AC wiring.
    When transmitting, the Icom IC-746 requires 20 amps (per the Icom manual for this radio).

    The ICOM PS-30 power supply delivers 13.8 VDC at 25 amps.
    This power supply features a meter which can be set to display amperage or voltage.


    Four outputs are provided on the rear panel.
    Output 1 is a hard wired, high amperage cable with the Icom standard Molex plug.
    Outputs 2, 3 and 4 provide LOW Amperage 13.8 VDC output.

    These Japanese power connectors are Square (while Amp Mate-N-Lock use Circle).

    CONTACT Icom America about proper mating nylon connectors.


    This power supply has a snap-out tilt bracket.
    Size: 9.5 x 5 x 12.5 inches. 120 VAC input.

    ICOM IC-PS30 Instruction Manual
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2015
  3. W9GB

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  4. K8JD

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    I don't see any problem using the lower power VHF radio and the 100W HF rig on this power supply.
    No you can't transmit on both bands at the same time, for several reasons./
    During reception neither of the rigs would demand more than an amp or two.
    The only problem I see is the connectors on the back may need to be replaced with some universal screw terminals unless you have something that fits to existing connectors.
  5. N0SLT

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    Thanks a bunch. Kind of thought I was thinking right, just wanted to be sure. Just need to figure out connections. Thanks again. Am getting anxious to get on the air. And get up antennas.
  6. W9GB

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    Icom America, for Nylon connector (J1, J2, J3) information.


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