Fordmods Logo

UHF INSTALLATION 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: UHF INSTALLATION
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:35 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Posts: 10

Joined: 8th Jan 2008

Ride: Falcon EL

Location: Bentleigh East, Melbourne
VIC, Australia

thinkin of puttin my philips FM900(FM92) uhf into my EL falcon- anyone got the best way to wire em up through the electronics(accessories) but avoiding connecting it straight to the battery, worried ill leave it on and flatten the bugger?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:56 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 1543

Joined: 7th Mar 2007

Ride: ED Pwnage Pwr!!

Location: onawhoopwhoop
SA, Australia

I would reccomend connecting it to the ignition via a realay.

Those radios tend to suck ALOT of power

 

_________________

Adelaide Motorplex < Click on it! You know you want too!
ED HP AU XR6, Wade, T5, and all the usual stuff!

Quote:
Thats not the point *a**hole

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:57 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Posts: 10

Joined: 8th Jan 2008

Ride: Falcon EL

Location: Bentleigh East, Melbourne
VIC, Australia

when you say "ignition", where do u mean exactly and which relay might be best?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: UHF INSTALLATION
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:07 am 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 50

Posts: 3227

Joined: 12th Feb 2007

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: Falcon

Power: 113 rwkw

Location: your mums
NSW, Australia

mclej03 wrote:
thinkin of puttin my philips FM900(FM92) uhf into my EL falcon- anyone got the best way to wire em up through the electronics(accessories) but avoiding connecting it straight to the battery, worried ill leave it on and flatten the bugger?


Advice, i know FM900s very very well been playing with them for years,

fm900s don’t like to be installed in a place that there is allot of vibrations as the VCO f**k up, they will need connection to the battery if you don’t and there is a slight power drop it will play up

so you will need to install power to the battery and put a fuse on both the neg and pos power wires.

here is a little bit of info for error codes of the radio from my site
http://www.cbdomain.com/fm900.htm

 

_________________

BANNED

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:38 am 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 283

Joined: 24th Aug 2005

Gallery: 7 images

Ride: XG Ute

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

had my old one set up like bunter says, with the 2 fuses, easy as pie.

 

_________________

Its On Like Donky Kong!
Dont take life too seriously, coz ur not goana make it out of it alive!
Pain Is Tempory, Glory Is Forever.
Who Dares Wins.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:11 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4326

Joined: 30th Oct 2006

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: Envi EF

Location: Grafton
NSW, Australia

Wiring -

You get a positive from the battery( fused), run that into the relay, and then tap into an accessories wire behind the dash, maybe the cig lighter or tape/cd player wire.

Accessories should be dark blue with a white stripe.

Then just add the power wire for the uhf to the output of the relay. try and ground to something metal, not the thin black wire as its pretty poor.

Now whenever you turn the car to acc the relay gets a small current which switches it on, completing the circuit. it doesnt draw from your acc wire, just the cable from the battery.

 

_________________

>>>EF Futura T build<<<

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:36 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 50

Posts: 3227

Joined: 12th Feb 2007

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: Falcon

Power: 113 rwkw

Location: your mums
NSW, Australia

The FM900s dont like voltage drop as they freak out and shut the VCO down.

also run the earth to the battery not to the body of the car.

 

_________________

BANNED

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:30 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 210

Joined: 14th May 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Never run a 2Way Radio via switches or Relays ect.
You will burn out the RF Circuit. Also Radio surge draw is high and the relay switching on and off will kill the radio.

From Experiance I left my Kenwood 25Watt radio on in the car for 3 days and it did not flatten the battery.

Just Install it properly and remember to turn it off.

Also if its going via any of the cars eletrics in any form or fashon they will get constant interferance. You must wire to the battery. I beleve thats now a ACA standard.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:40 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names