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Old 04-17-2018, 10:09 PM
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CB install power question

I am installing a CB in my Jeep and wanted to make the radio removable from the cab when I wasn't headed for the trails. It's mounted on Quadratec portable style mount and I have it hard wired for power directly to the battery right now.

Would I be losing much in performance from the radio if I put a set of barrel connectors in the circuit so I could plug and unplug the power connection at the radio? That would make it easily removable from the Jeep.

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I use sae connectors and there is no difference from when it was hard wired. I pull my cb out except when running trails. I have also used the cigarette lighter adaptor with good results. Some say it does not work well but uniden says it is ok.

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A set of disconnects will not affect performance.
Use good ones. I like Anderson Power Poles.
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@sparky and @jadmt are correct that a quality power disconnect will not impact CB performance.

Anderson Power Pole connectors are great, but I could never get behind the expense of a proper crimping tool specificially for Anderson products based on the few Anderson Power Pole connectors I was likely to ever use. I use simple 2-pole connectors for my radios.

I recently purchased these on Amazon for my CB and the power lead for my Battery Tender 3A onboard charger:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Also available in 10 gauge, which I used when wiring my Viair 400H compressor:


https://www.amazon.com/CES-Gauge-Qui...pole+connector
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@sparky and @jadmt are correct that a quality power disconnect will not impact CB performance.

Anderson Power Pole connectors are great, but I could never get behind the expense of a proper crimping tool specificially for Anderson products based on the few Anderson Power Pole connectors I was likely to ever use. I use simple 2-pole connectors for my radios.

I recently purchased these on Amazon for my CB and the power lead for my Battery Tender 3A onboard charger:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Also available in 10 gauge, which I used when wiring my Viair 400H compressor:


https://www.amazon.com/CES-Gauge-Qui...pole+connector
exactly what I use. I like the 10G idea for the via air.
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Those are what I went with too, but in 16ga.

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Those look good. Just make sure they are wired so the hot off the battery is the female.
Don't want an exposed hot waving around.

I use the Anderson's because I have a lot of connectors made up for radio's.

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