Best HAM Radio Power Supply for 2020 reviews.
You wouldn’t need an external power source because this power supply is armed with a high current capacity of 50 amps. Its intuitive design also makes it easy to operate even for beginners
Power supply units are underrated. Many Hams are under the (wrong) impression that they can go cheap on them.
However, you run the risk of ending up ruining your entire system or set-up with a cheap, poor quality power supply.
We will discuss more on it in the later part of this post, but now that we have given you an idea of the importance of quality power supply units, let us walk you throughthe best of them below
TekPower TP30SWV is a well-known professional digital power supply. The power supply has the ability to provide power to various Ham and CB radios.
It has an impressive line and load regulation along with low ripple and noise. The amazing switching power supply of 13.8V, while 9-15V adjustable power output.
Specifically designed to ensure minimized switching noise for communication. In case of noise, use the off-set knob for adjustment and the noise will be eliminated.
Another cool thing about this TekPower power supply is that it has safety protection features.
It prevents the set-up from overheating and also has provided protection in the case of a short circuit. Lastly, this power supply is well-built.
- Cigar socket
- Main DC output present at the back of the unit
- 1-year warranty
- Overheat and short circuit protection
- 9 to 15V adjustable DC output
- Easy to read digital display
- Cigarette plug
- Noise offset
- Highly stable
- Well-built doesn’t feel cheap
- The adjustment of the noise offset dial could be a hassle for some people
Universal Compact Bench
The second place on our list is taken by the Pyramid Universal compact bench power supply. This versatile device is compatible with Ham radios, CB radios, cellular phones, and scanners.
The compatibility offered by this device is achieved through the screw-type connection terminals.
The power supply ensures a reliable conversion of AC-to-DC power and with the simple plug-in operation, it becomes a constant source of DC voltage.
- Built-in cooling fan
- Plug-in operation
- Reliable conversion of AC-to-DC
- Screw-type terminals
- Electronic overload and short circuit protection
- Cigarette lighter
- Durable construction
- Ensures the safety of the user
- Cooling fans prevents overheating
- LED on and off switch
- It may be noisy at some frequencies
The MegaWatt S-400 power supply is popular for its double ball bearing 60,000-hour, it is a dustproof cooling fan.
The fans will protect against overheating and damage by causing it. Not many power supplies have this phenomenal feature. Along with that, the RPM is heat and load controlled.
It has an output voltage that can be adjusted, from 9.5 to 15V.
This MegaWatt power supply is greatly regulated to eliminate RF noise in devices that the supply is connected with.
It also has safety protection features that include circuit shut down protection and over-voltage protection.
These make sure that the users remain safe at all times. Sometimes, the connected devices get ruined because of the lack of safety features.
- Grounded power cord
- Dustproof cooling fans
- 30-amp 100% duty cycle
- Circuit shut down protection
- Overvoltage protection
- Terminal cover
- No noise with adjustment of voltage
- Safety protection features
- Quick power supply
- Ships immediately
Then in fourth place, we have the TekPower TP30SWII which is a renowned Radio power supply.
It is 13.8V with a 30-amp DC power supply that is compatible with all kinds of Ham radios. It has a top-grade build quality and the body feels strong and rugged.
The analog meter of this Radio power supply is pretty easy to read and the knobs are very easy to move around.
Unlike many other hard to read analog displays, you will actually see the real-time information through the analog display of this power supply.
- 9-15V DC adjustable output
- Powers many Ham radios and CB radios
- Tremendous line and load regulation
- Minimizes switching noise
- Cigarette plug
- Noise offset knob or dial
- Easy to read analog display
- Versatile and compatible with many devices
- At 40- and 80-meter bands, there may be noise