398 No Problem?

398 No Problem?

Post by Rick W 9 » Mon, 23 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:>There is obviously a problem! It's with the wall wart and not the radio.

No, it's the radio

>other wall warts work fine and one attaches a 6V battery to the DC jack and
>all is well then it must be a bad original wallwart!

All others don't work. I tried a bunch at Rat Shack.

Quote:>No matter what the AC
>voltage is (within reason!) a regulated supply will do just that! Regulate
>voltage to it's set value otherwise it's not regulating!!

This is true. However, if the voltage is high and the adapter is not regulated,
it must be regulated within the radio itself.
You see, I used to use un-regulated adapters with no problem. Now I can only
use a regulated one. I believe the 398 has a voltage regulator that has gone
bad. All I have to do is find out how to fix it. (Thanks to Jim Bowlin)