Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by WB2ZDB, Jul 4, 2021.

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  1. WB2ZDB

    WB2ZDB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello everyone,
    I was wondering, Does anyone know what model Kenwood radios the PS-30 can be used on besides the TS-180S?
    Just got one and I'm curious, can it be used on a TS-140S for example???
  2. CX3CP

    CX3CP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi ... Yes you can use the PS30 with the TS-140S and many more ... go ahead with confidence !!!

  3. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can use most power supplies with most radios if they can produce the Amps the radio needs.
    Changing the connectors is what seems to be a problem for some hams.
    Doing simple wiring for a DC supply-radio cable should be learned without much trouble !
  4. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Kenwood PS-30 can be used with any Kenwood (many other brands as well) transceiver that uses the 6 conductor/plug connectors that are compatible. If your radio uses OTHER type connectors, you will have to make modifications. (One big DISADVANTAGE if the PS-30 is it has a dedicated (hard wired) 13.8 Volt cord, not a removable one. You should, however, add over-voltage protection, which the PS-30 does NOT provide, although easy to add.One thing, though, is the PS-30 is 20 Amperes PEAK, and only 16 Amperes continuous It will NOT be adequate if you are using the TS-140 (or similar HF 100 Watt class) radios for full power FM or digital modes.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2021

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