Easy Emergency Battery Power

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Setting up a safe, simple, always ready, emergency battery power setup

There are a few ways that you can bring emergency power into your scanner radio setup.   But there aren't many ways that can be ready to go in the blink of an eye.


What you need to know

Generators are good, but you wouldn't want to operate one in the middle of a storm.  Most generator users don't have them ready to go immediately.

Computer UPS devices could make a good battery standby unit, but you are effectively taking a 12VDC source (batteries), using an inverter to create a dirty AC power source, and then using your scanner's power transformer or your power supply to go back to 12VDC.

You could just wire in a battery with your power supply, but that can be dangerous if you don't know what you are doing.

Or you can pickup the device we talk about in this podcast.  A safe, simple, and easy way to add a battery for emergency power in your station.

In this session, we discuss:

  • A few ways to add emergency power to your station
  • How to size a battery for your station
  • What Anderson Power Poles are and why I love them
  • How to safely connect a standby battery to your station

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Links from this session:

Scanner School Resources Page

West Mountain Radio – Super PWRgate PG40S

West Mountain Radio – Epic PWRgate

West Mountain Radio – RigRunner

Anderson Power Poles

(Some of the above links are affiliate links.  Scanner School may earn a small fee, at no additional cost to you, if you use these links to make a purchase.  This is a great way to help support Scanner School.)

Bonus Material:

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