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I want to install a car cb in my house, what do i need to convert it so i can use it indoors? can this be done? i read to use a 12 volt inverter, but the cb has only wires that have been cut, no cigarette plug only cut wires. help please. thanks Teresa

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Ok, these are hard wire for installing in a vehicle. There are a few ways, of the easiest would be the 12v converter. You can do this by purchasing a cigarette plug and wiring it in. Red to red and black to black. If you do not want to go this way, you can use a battery charger for a vehicle to power your cb then everything else is just like a car.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks!that was exactly what I needed. I am going to go to the "shack" tomorrow and get a cig plug and a 12v inverter so I can get it working.Thanks!!"

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  • Radiojunkie Sep 02, 2010

    If you decide to use a battery charger be prepared to hear complaints of a "humming noise" when you transmit. You may want to find a filtered power supply. You can also use a 12v Battery if you mount it outside for safety reasons.
    JTRadiojunkie

  • richey009 Nov 20, 2010

    hi i got a problem with my radio
    i got this midland 77-092 CB radio
    it first happened when i putted the antenna with has magnet base on the radio, the radio has metal casing, and it began to make a weird noise, after that got quite but smoke started to come out, so i got it off, then opened it to check it, and seems to be a 3 pinned transistor that is also welded to the casing(guess is the ground terminal or transistor)that got fried, so i don't know if was the magnet of the antenna that cause it.
    radio still powers up but like for 30 seconds it will start to smoke again from that piece.
    i will like to know if this piece can be found somewhere so i can replace it, and will appreciate, link or at least pics so i can look for it in local market.

    thanks

  • lee68 May 29, 2011

    putting your antenna directly on the case caused you to have a bad standing wave ratio. Frying the final transistors is the norm for keying the radio with a bad match.

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