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Vhf Radio Install Power Wiring

Thread in 'Marine Electronics' started by Rob Parish, May 8, 2019.

  1. Rob Parish

    Rob Parish New Member

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    Total newb to installing or upgrading any electronics on my boat. I have a Tracker Targa V-19 and will be installing a Cobra MR F-45D VHF. The power wires that came with the unit are quite short. I am not sure if there is existing wiring I can splice into under the console or if there is a terminal block under there I can connect to. Or maybe I need to run dedicated extension cable from the battery up to the console just for the radio. There is no guidance in the installation instructions...I think there is a level of competence in dealing with marine electronics assumed that I don't possess. Any advice or pointers is much appreciated!
     
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    Just find a 12v source is all you need. There is a fuse block under the console where you can connect it to. No problem with extending the power wires. There will be both a Red and Black heavy gauge (#10) wires supplying the fuse block that comes from the battery that's where you need to connect the wires to.
     
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