CB radio electrical installation
Posted 23 December 2003 - 03:07 PM
Extras - On board air compressor & receiver tank, 1000W 12-to-120V inverter, dual battery system, Westin 'wheel to wheel' nerf bars, BakFlip G2 cover, CB w/ firestik, bunch of other stuff...
Posted 23 December 2003 - 06:55 PM
2001 GMC Z-71 Sierra
"Never underestimate the power of the human stupidity."
Posted 23 December 2003 - 09:18 PM
Unswitched source can be the cigarette lighter (disconnect it altogether if you don't smoke) and the radio power lead can be the switched source.
Just about ready to install my new CB radio (cobra 18WX ST 11). I'm planning on splicing into my electrical system to power it, there's three wires; a ground, one to be connected to a switched source (such as the radio), and one to be connected to an un-switched source (such as the brake lights). Any suggestions on the easiest way to do this? I have a '95 chevy 1500, and by the looks of it I'm probably going to have to take off the dash (fun).
Does the fuse box have a spade tap that you can use for switched or unswitched power? Usually they are right next to a fuse and the tap is verticle. Check with a voltmeter to see which are switched or unswitched.
08 Black Silverado LTZ Z71 Ext. Cab VortecMax 6.0 StabiliTrak
87 Gold Vette Coupe
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Posted 23 December 2003 - 09:27 PM
I ran my wires for my cb , scanner, power inverter, and 2way off of those 2 studs and ran the wires throuigh the firewall .
Posted 24 December 2003 - 03:22 PM
when the ignition is on. never seen one w/ three wires to connect though
Posted 28 December 2003 - 12:47 PM
Or just hard wire it in with the radio....
Posted 14 March 2006 - 01:39 PM
Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:28 PM
If i hook up a Cb to the same 12V that the radio uses...is there any way to "overload" that circuit....