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RadioShack® 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply

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Product Summary

Power, power everywhere.

Power your DC devices using any wall outlet. This 13.8VDC 15A power supply allows you to use household AC to power 12 to 13.8VDC electronic devices or automotive accessories that have banana plugs or bare-wire leads. It's ideal for use on a test bench when working on car stereos, CB sets or other communications equipment.

  • Fused circuitry provides extra protection for your devices in the event of a power overload
  • Illuminated on/off switch for easy operation in low light
  • Short-circuit protection
  • Power 12-13.8VDC electronic devices or automotive accessories that have banana plugs or bare wires

You'll also need

  • AC House Current
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Disclaimer: The total combined current for accessories plugged into this power supply should not exceed 15 amps.

What's in the box

  • Power Supply
  • 6-ft. AC cord
  • Owner's Manual
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
Tech Specs
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Date added Document
October 09, 2008 13.8VDC 19A Power Supply (Guía Del Usuario)
October 09, 2008 RadioShack 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply (User's guide)

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Customer Reviews

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RadioShack® 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply
 
3.4

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (20)
  • Good value (12)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Good performance (5)

Cons

  • Lacks power (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Having around the house (6)
  • Emergency equipment (5)
  • Portable electronics (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (14), Budget shopper (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (23), Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Reviewed by 38 customers

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5.0

Great Workhorse

By Bryan

from Lake Bluff, IL

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting
  • Reliable Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • New Product Development

    Comments about RadioShack® 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply:

    We have used this power supply where I work for years, both in our R&D department as well as our Service department. Our Sales department also has been know to use them for demonstrations of our equipment to potential customers.

    It's basically an easy to use power supply that gets the job done.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Awsome

    By Jim the runner

    from San Jose ,ca

    About Me Value Oriented

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Powerful
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about RadioShack® 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply:

      Never gets hot with a 5amp current

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      fuse did not blow. it died

      By ed

      from Port of Spain, Trinidad

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about RadioShack® 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply:

            I hooked it up to a battery, with alligator clips for a while then I wanted to do a more solid permanent connection, and somehow when hooking back up, I connected it backwards.

            After a few seconds, pop! Capacitor blew out, BUT THE FUSE DID NOT BLOW.

            Store didnt want to know.

            Radioshack: 8-10 Henry St, Port of Spain, Trinidad
            10/24/2013 12:55 Store 001
            Trx 291950
            13.8V DC 15AMP POWER SUP
            Item no: 2200508
            Ref: 040293008260

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            RC LIPO Battery Power Supply - EXCELLENT

            By Dan Theman

            from Baton Rouge, LA

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Good Value
            • Powerful
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about RadioShack® 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply:

                I use this for a 10 amp LIPO charger - for 2S 5000mah 3C batteries. Max charge rate I use is 5amps @ 8.4V - dont care what batteries claim - this keeps them in good shape. This charger stays cool and is very reliable! Good product Radio Shack!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Power Supply for Amateur Equipment

                By Sparks

                from MA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                • No Meters

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack® 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply:

                  I was wary of buying a switching power supply because they are notorious for generating RF noise, but I detect none from this one. Voltage regulation and hum level are very acceptable, and it powers my amateur transceiver and amplifier very satisfactorily. It also costs about half as much as a comparable linear supply with marginally better performance. Yes, having meters would be nice, but at the price I would recommend it to anyone.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Power for battery chargers

                  By yardbird78

                  from Maryville, Illinois

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Reliable
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Battery Chargers

                  Comments about RadioShack® 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply:

                  I use this psu to power various chargers for my LiPo, NiCd & LiOn batteries that I use for my radio controlled model aircraft. I frequently use two 5A and one 3A chargers simultaneously in parallel and the unit does fine with this set up.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  NO TECHNICAL SUPPORT !

                  By Freddy

                  from Salina, Ks

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Lacks Power

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack® 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply:

                      Bought this power supply to run a 12a dc pump mtr, it doesn't have enought power to keep it running, even though it is rated at 19a continuous, absolutely no tech support at Radioshack. unbelievable

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Powering automotive accessories

                      By ChaosWorksUS

                      from Iowa

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                      • Lacks 12V socket

                      Best Uses

                      • Having Around The House
                      • Test equipment

                      Comments about RadioShack® 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply:

                      Amoung other things, I purchased this to power an Optimus 100 Watt 15" sub with a Kenwood 250 Watt amp. I had a 60 Hz hum in the speaker at first. After much trouble shooting I discovered that the outlet had no ground wire in it (old house). Once I plugged it into a correctly wired outlet I had no more noise. The sub would occasionally knockout my bulky old 10A supply, but I've had no trouble with this one. The voltage output has proven more reliable then my old supply which would decrease with current draw. This 15A supply will power three 55Watt automotive lamps (165 watts), with some hesitation when first turned on. My only disappointment is that it lacks the cigarette lighter socket that my 10A power supply has.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Powers Kenwood TM-D710A Low-Medium Pwr

                      By wb2bwu

                      from Queens, NY

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Charges Quickly
                      • Good Value
                      • Long Lasting
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                      • Lacks Power

                      Best Uses

                      • Emergency Equipment
                      • Having Around The House
                      • Portable Electronics

                      Comments about RadioShack® 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply:

                      I use this power supply instead of my Astron PS 12A to power Kenwood TM-D710A in low and medium power levels. I am hesitant to use high power mode.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Powers my 440 repeater

                      By Gordon

                      from Duncanville,Texas

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Works good for the price

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Ham Radio

                        Comments about RadioShack® 13.8VDC 15A Power Supply:

                        I am using this power supply on my 440 ham repeater for about a month now after the internal supply died.It works great for my use.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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