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I have a trc447cb radio, it kept blowing fuses, please help thanks...

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Could be you are using to small of a rated fuse. I use a 5amp fuse in my radio but it powers a 25 watt swing. Take it to a tec!!! PLAIN AND SIMPLE! If not, you will blow it up!
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This radio has been hooked up backwards. CB radios cannot be hooked up backwards or it will destroy it. However this is hope.

Because they can be damaged this way, there are polarity protection diodes in the radio that will blow if the radio is hooked up backwards, before it can hurt anything in the radio.

They are usually N1004 diodes. Is a big black diode that has a white stripe. And if it is blown, it will most likely be Black and burnt.

Open the radio, and look near the power section of the radio. It will be in the back near where the power cord plugs into it.

Look for a burnt black diode. That is the protection diode.

Get an N1004 or better from radio shack, and remove the burnt one, and put the new one in, making sure to put it in with the white strip on the same side as the original.

Once you have finished. Make sure the polarity is correct. Then hook up the radio, and turn it on. Should work fine.

If you want to validate that it is the correct diode, if you pull on leg out of the board, and turn on the radio, it will turn on. When the diode blows, it prevent the power from getting to the board, if you take it out, it will let it through. CAUTION. The radio will work again if you just remove the burn diode without replacing it. But if you hook it backwards again, it will be toast, and as good a door stop.

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