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WhseMark 08-25-2012 06:51 AM

Adding auxillary power socket
 
Hey all. I'm in need of adding additional power for my sat radio, etc.
I have been thinking of where the best place to draw clean power from.I have tried the stock lighter socket but it puts out a helluva lot of alternator whine. I was thinking of tapping the switched powee line from the radio as it producs no whine. Any recomendations?

Blacklane 08-25-2012 09:31 AM

Why do you think it produces no whine? Radios have internal filters to help block the whine. I don't think you will find any less on that wire.

I would install a noise filter somewhere behind the console and wire your lighter to that.

There are many available from different suppliers such as this one:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=266-001

Pinecone 08-25-2012 02:47 PM

All the power comes from the same source.

If you are getting that much whine, you need to check the alternator.


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