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Old 06-15-2010
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What amperage for radio?

I have a 2010 Ranger and had the stock radio replaced. I want to hook up the stock radio in my workshop (I have a wiring harness already) and need to know the DC amps to run it. Nowhere on the radio does it specify the rating. I've got a bunch of AC to DC converters of varying ampere ratings.
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Well you can hook it up and it is going to draw as much current as it needs. Radio is hooked up to a 7.5amp fuse in the fuse block. Make sure its a 12V DC converter...
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ya your not goin to hurt the radio as long as you have a converter but just a question and comment why dont you just get a regular shop radio then truck radio is pretty sensitive i got some saw dust in mine and it quit working so just be careful and you cant cover it cuz it will get hot
i dont mean it will spontaneousley combust but it will get warm
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Better to have a larger DC Pwr Supply than smaller, so if you have a 10 amp supply then use it.
I would think anything over 8 amps would be good so we are back to the 10 amp unit.
Don’t forget the 7.5 amp in-line fuse.
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