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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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PackardDon
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You'll need a benchtop power supply that puts out at least 10A but even a spare 12v battery will work.

Posted on: 9/8 16:49
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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JeromeSolberg
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I thought your car was 6v?

I used a benchtop power supply like this. They are handy to have around anyhow:

On Amazon for $50:
DC Power Supply Variable,0-30 V / 0-10 A LW-K3010D Adjustable Switching Regulated Power Supply Digital,with Alligator Leads US Power Cord Used for Spectrophotometer and lab Equipment Repair

Posted on: 9/8 17:01
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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kevinpackard
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Quote:

JeromeSolberg wrote:
I thought your car was 6v?

I used a benchtop power supply like this. They are handy to have around anyhow:

On Amazon for $50:
DC Power Supply Variable,0-30 V / 0-10 A LW-K3010D Adjustable Switching Regulated Power Supply Digital,with Alligator Leads US Power Cord Used for Spectrophotometer and lab Equipment Repair


Does the radio operate off 6V or is it stepped up to 12V?

Posted on: 9/8 18:10
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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JeromeSolberg
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The radio operates off of 6v. Remember, everything Packard (and practically everything from every other manufacturer) operated off of 6v until 1955.

Internally, there are parts of the radio that operate at much higher voltages than 12v, that's what the vibrator does, change DC to AC, then the AC can be run through transformer(s).

I have found that variable power supply is handy to have around for lots of reasons. For instance, I used it to test the electric fans on a 2000 Jetta just this past weekend, and if it's in the garage you can easily test automotive components, bulbs, fans, etc., but you can also pick it up and prop it up into or near the engine compartment or what-have-you, much more convenient than trying to run jumper wires from a/the battery.

Posted on: 9/8 18:23
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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PackardDon
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6V positive ground as typical of Packards up to 1954. 1955 was also positive ground but was 12v.

Posted on: 9/8 18:27
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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kevinpackard
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For some reason I was thinking that the voltage was converted to 12V for the radio. Not sure what I was thinking there. Thanks for clarifying!

Posted on: 9/8 21:12
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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PackardDon
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That wouldn't make sense as most cars at that time were still 6v!

Posted on: 9/9 1:11
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