PowerPLUS - DC Power Management System

The PowerPLUS System offers many functions which are always required by a portable, battery operated radio system:

 The PowerPLUS DC Management System has eight connectors: two for power sources, four for consumers such as radios, and two USB sockets. The two power sources can be, for example, two batteries or an AC power supply plus a battery. In the event of failure of one source, the system switches to the battery without interruption. During normal operation, the backup battery is charged. A wide variety of battery technologies (NiCD, lead, NiMH, LiIon, etc.) can be selected here so that the charging curve fits exactly the technology and the battery is not overcharged. Depending on the battery type, the intelligent charging electronics automatically use three or four stages for charging and charge conservation (trickle charge).
The four consumers are individually adjustable to a maximum current consumption. If the current is too high, a limit is set and an alarm is issued. In the same way, the consumer is disconnected if there is a danger that the battery will be deeply discharged. An overvoltage protection is also provided to protect radios against damage. The two USB sockets can be used to charge mobile phones, tablet computers or to drive LED lamps.
The entire system is monitored in all parameters and the data is presented on a small OLED display. You can see system voltage, power consumption, etc. The operation is menu controlled with seven push buttons on the PowerPLUS. The device is housed in a robust aluminium housing with rubber edge protection and can withstand rough fieldday use. Weight approx. 320g, dimensions 203 x 81 x 50 mm. All connectors Powerpole or USB A-socket.

Order No.
POWERPLUS DC Management System 299.00


Multimeter to grind with Power Pole connectors

The device is simply connected into the power cord of any device and measuring current, voltage, watt, ampere and the corresponding peak values.

Wide measuring range of 4.8-60V / 0.1-65A (130A peak) with 10mA or 10mV resolution. Blue, backlit display that can display 4 measurements simultaneously. The Ah Counter is suitable for simple determination of batteries capacity, reset by power interruption.

Specification RR-WATTMETER
  Minimum Maximum Unit
Voltage 4,8 60 V
Current 0,1 65 (130A Peak) A
Power 0 6554 Wh
Size - 85 x 42 x 24 mm
Weight - 82 g
Order No.
RR-WATTMET DC inline Multimeter 67.90


PWRcheck Power Measurement with USB connector

PWRcheck is an instrument for power measurements of DC voltages. A USB connector can be used to read the measured or stored values to a computer. The instrument is inserted into the DC line between source and sink, connectors are Anderson PowerPoles®.

The PWRcheck instrument measures all required values of a DC-powered device like voltage, current, wattage and amp hours. It measures all voltages from 0 to 60V DC, current up to 40A continous load. The display can be switched to display various combinations of these values, either digital or analog display. The precison of the PWRcheck is ±10mV and ±10mA. The dot matrix LC display is backlit, two push buttons on the front panel help select the display.

The PWRcheck instrument can also be used as a data logger. Measured values are stored in regular, adjustable intervals and can be read later via the USB interface. The instrument stores up to 174.000 values, taking one measurement per minutes this adds up to more than four months of data! This enables you to monitor remote installations like repeater stations, solar power panels or battery backups over a very long period. The data memory is retained also when powered off. The USB interface also offers varios configuration parameters, for example alarm values for voltage and current. The required Windoes software is included in the shipment as well as an USB cable. The software also permits to read the real time values of measurement. A graphical display shows long term data, the data points can be exported to a spreadsheet software.

The PWRcheck is supplied either by the source which is currently measured, or by USB. When measuring voltages below 8V a USB connection is mandantory. The own consumption is between 60 and 120mA. The backlight of the LC display has an adjustable timeout to save power. The metal case has screw terminals for easy installation to the wall or in an instrument cabinet. Size 117 x 70 x 25mm, weight 500g.

Technical data RR-PWRCheck
  Minimum Maximum Unit
Voltage Without USB 8 60 V
With USB 0 60 V
Current Without USB 0.12 40 A
With USB 0.025 40 A
Power Without USB 0.96 200 W
With USB 0 200 W
Own consumption Without USB 0.06 0.12 A
With USB 0 0 A
Precision Spannung ±10 - mV
Current ±10 - mA
Logging Interval 1 60 sec
Size - 117 x 70 x 25 mm
Weight - 500 g
Order No.
RR-PWRCHECK PowerCheck instrument with USB 217.00

Download: Test Review RR-PWRCHECK from Funkamateur 9/2011 (German) (PDF, DE, 560KB) By friendly permission of the publisher.

Low-cost power distribution with PowerPole connectors

8 connectors: 1 input, 7 outputs, each connector individually fused. Metal housing.

Technical Data
Operating Voltage 36V max.
Fuse protection Input 40A
Output 3x 25A, 2x15A, 1x10A, 1x5A
Dimensions 188 x 50 x 30mm
Weight 175g


Order No.
PP-8SPLIT Low-cost Stromverteiler 104.00


RIGrunner DC distribution

A RIGrunner is the most convenient and safest way to connect all your 12 VDC equipment to a power source. It is a 13.8 VDC power panel that uses the excellent Anderson Powerpole connectors. Standardize all of your 12 VDC connections using the amateur radio ARES & RACES, RSGB, ARRL Powerpole system.

Comparision table
Model 4005C 4005H 4005LAN 4008C 4010SC 4012C
No. of connections 5 5 5 8 10 12
Max. Load 40A 40A 40A 40A 40A 40A
Under/Overvoltage alarm - - - Yes Yes Yes
Switching function - - Yes - Yes -
Supplied cable 180cm with PowerPole connectors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No. of supplied connectors 5 pairs (5 red/5 black) 5 pairs (5 red/5 black) - 8 pairs (8 red/8 black) 10 pairs (10 red/10 black) 12 pairs (12 red/12 black)
Order No.
RR-4005C RigRunner 4005C 104.90
RR-4005H RigRunner 4005H 104.90
RR-4005LAN RigRunner 4005LAN 367.00
RR-4007U RigRunner 4007U 209.00
RR-4008C RigRunner 4008C 144.00
RR-4010SC RigRunner 4010SC 178.50
RR-4012C RigRunner 4012C 161.00

RigRunner Review from Funkamateur 05/06 (PDF, German, 85KB)
RR-4005H - DC distribution for wall mounting

The RR-4005H is the same distribution as the RR-4005, but for wall mounting. The power poles - unions are arranged in this device on the underside. So bent and pulled out cables have finally ended.

Included in delivery:

Order No.
RR-4005H Distribution for wall mounting 104.00


RR-4005LAN: Intelligent "Distribution Strip" with Ethernet!
RR-4005LAN Front

The RR-4005LAN is a DC distribution strip with Internet connectivity! The special feature of this device is an Ethernet connection, which allows to integrate the RR-4005LAN easily into your local or remote network.

Every operator of a remote site knows this problem - which devie is requiring how much power? How can I easily switch of a transmitter without driving a long distance up on the mountain? Not only for repeater operators the RR-4005LAN is an excellent extension of the equipment, but also for everyone who runs a remote controlled station, a weather monitoring post, remote data acquisition system and much more.

The RR-4005LAN offers five individually switchable DC connections for devices. The distributor uses the well known PowerPole Connectors which are becoming more and more widely used, not only in amateur radio but also in RC models, data acquisition etc.

Each DC outlet can be fused individually. An electronic fuse can be set between 0.1 and max. 40A. The total current for all consumers must not exceed 40A.

The integrated web server allows turning on and off of each individual device, the display of actual current, the display of input voltage etc. To facilitate in automation of some tasks this data is also available in XML format.

RR-4005LAN Rear

At the location the RR-4005LAN shows the current consumption on a LC display. This display shows the actual input voltage and current of one consumer at a time. All settings are done either at the device itself or via the integrated web server. Integration into the local network is very easy, the IP adress is either configured manually or via DHCP.

Also directly at the device each consumer can be switched on and off individually. It is important to note that the individual state (on/off) is retained even after a power failure. When power comes back only the enabled outlets are turned on.

An extension socket on the RR-4005LAN is for future extensions, like cascading several distribution strips, acquisition of analog data or serial data communications.

Included in shipment is:

Order No.
RR-4005LAN 5 port DC Distributor with Ethernet 367.00


RIGrunner Power Distribution RR-4007U

http://www.westmountainradio.com/images/catalog/4007U.jpgThe distribution strip RR-4007U differs from other models by these noteable features:

As other RigRunner power distribution strips teh RR-4007U has an automatic over and under voltage protection, individually fused line for each load with error LED, HF chokes on all lines to prevent interferences and much more.

The central switching capability is very useful when you want to turn off all loads, but keep the main power supply running. For example when you want to continue to charge a battery. The display of voltage or current comes in helpful, when you need to check the power supply without using further means of measurement. The displayed current is the the total current of all loads. The built-in USB socket is very advantageous with the ubiquitous USB device like phones or batteries. It is designed to the USB specs and limits the charging current depending on device types like Apple or Android.

Technical Data RR-4007U
Model 4007U
Number of loads 7
Max. Current 40A
Max. USB Charging current 2A
Over voltage trip limit 15V
Time to trip on over voltage typ. 15 ms
Under voltage trip limit 11V
Time to trip on under voltage typ. 3.3 s
Current consumption (stby) typ. 1.4 mA
Current consumption (operating) typ. 19 mA
Size 246 x 81 x 22 mm
Weight 365 g
Order No. RR-4007U


Order No.
RR-4007U RigRunner 4007U 209.00


MFJ-4416B Voltage Booster



MFJ-4416B Voltage booster for 12V DC

The voltage booster MFJ-4416B helps with better efficiency and assures always the right volatage for your radio equipment, especially in mobile environments.

Most of todays 100W mobile HF transceivers are designed for an operating voltage of 12 to 16V. With voltages below 12V many things go awry: distorted modulation, loss of output power and undefined states of the digital electronics.

With mobile installations, there are usually two main reasons for under vorltage: a) voltage drop on the power cable and b) low battery voltage.
In the first case, even very small resistances on connectors, fuse holders etc. cause a large drop in voltage. A resistance of just 1/10 ω leads to a drop of 2V at a current of 20A. The second reason is the battery voltage itself: with the motor running the generator easily puts out 14V or more. But when the motor is off the battery voltage quickly drops to 12V, even with a new battery.
This low battery voltage, combined with cable losses - and your radio has a problem!

The MFJ-4416B prevents such problems reliably by boosting the input voltage (down to 9V!) up to a constant 13.8V. This at a max. current of up to 25A peak! The conversion has an efficiency of nearly 90%.

The compact device (size 196x100x54mm, weight ca. 700g) is solidly constructed and made for the demanding mobile environment. The connections for input and output on the MFJ-4416B are Anderson PowerPoles and additionally large binding posts. An internal fuse (30A) protects the stabiliser against overload. The minimum accepted input voltage can be adjusted to 9, 10 or 11V (10V is the default setting). This prevents a deep discharge of the battery. The output is protected with a crow-bar against overvoltage, in case the voltage regulation should fail.

Another feature further raises the efficiency of power consumption:
A HF sensor input recognizes if the transmitter is on or not. When receiving the voltage regulator can be bypassed and the loss of efficiency due to the conversion can be alleviated. To use this feature you need a T junction and a short coaxial cable. This function can be turned off, so you have "Boost always" or "Boost only when transmitting".

Order No.
MFJ-4416B Voltage Booster 13.8V 189.90


MFJ-4416BRC Remote Control and Display unit for VOltage Booster

Suitable for the Voltage Booster MFJ-4416B (see above) the MFJ-4416BRC is a remote control and display unit. The device shows the input and out voltage on large analog instruments, given you an instant overview of the current power supply situation. At the same time an audible alarm for 'low battery' can be enabled and disabled from the remote control. Finally the operation can be switched from 'continous boost' to 'boost on transmit'. The latter function requires the feed of the HF signal to the voltage booster.

The voltage booster MFJ-4416B and the remote control unit MFJ-4416BRC are connected with a standard Ethernet cable with RJ-45 plugs. The maximum length is not specified by the manufacturer, it can be several meters. Size 13 x 8 x 5 cm (W x H x D).

Order No.
MFJ-4416BRC Remote Control and Display unit for voltage booster MFJ-4416B 97.80


PowerGate PG40S Backup Power System
Bild Powergate PG-40S

A Super PWRgate is a 12 volt backup power system that can supply up to 40 amperes continuously from either a Power Supply or a Battery, and can also charge the battery with its high performance charger. Connected equipment will instantly switch to battery during a power blackout or power supply failure. No glitches.

The circuit uses two 80 ampere Schottky diodes as an OR-Gate to isolate the battery and power supply from each other. Forward voltage drop of less than 0.3 volts at 20 A. To keep the battery fully charged and ready for use, the Super PWRgate has a built-in four-stage battery charger with selectable current rates of 1, 4, 7 or 10 amperes.

The circuit is optimized for use with GELLED & AGM type batteries, but will keep flooded lead acid and marine type batteries near full charge as well. The Super PWRgate and the power supply may also be used to charge a battery that is powering the radio, as described by W1ZR in QST.

Order No.
RR-PG40S 171.40


DC-Board with Fuses

DC Board with individual fuses. The 4 outputs of the new 4-way DC-Board PW-100 are separated secured with a robust automotive fuse with 30A each. The 4mm output jacks have a additionaly cross-hole to connect wires directly. The internal wiring is not carried out with a circuit board, but with stamped copper profiles for a low loss connectione. In the delivery are 4 banana plugs, solder lugs and a spare fuse included.

Order No.
40096 DC-Board with Fuses 39.95


DC distribution

Multiple connections to one power supply, reduced cable mess in the shack. With DC input cable, 6 pairs out output lugs for DC plugs or direct cable connection.

Currently not available!
Order No.
40095 DC Distribution 29.00


DC cables for radios
Bild DC-Kabel HF

DC cable for most HF radios (Kenwood, Icom, Yaesu) with 6 pin Molex connector. Each side (red/black) is equipped with a cable fuse. Cable length c. 2.5m, 2.5mm², other end no connector.

Order No.
Bild DC-Kabel VHF

DC cable for most VHF rigs (Kenwood, Icom, Yaesu) with 2 pin Molex connector (T shaped). Each side (red/black) is equipped with a cable fuse. Cable length c. 4m, 2.5mm², other end no connector.

Order No.
Bild DC-Kabel 8900

DC cable for Yaesu FT-8900, FT-8800 etc. Each side (red/black) is equipped with a cable fuse. Cable length c. 4m, 2.5mm², other end no connector.

Order No.
DC-CABLE8900 26.00
Bild DC-Kabel 703

DC cable for Icom IC-703. Without fuses, cable length ca. 4m, 1.5mm², other end no connector.

Order No.
OPC-1229 19.20

DC cable for Icom IC-7000, IC-7200, IC-7600, FT-2000, FT-950, FT-450 and Kenwood TS-480. Each side (red/black) is equipped with a cable fuse. Cable length c. 2.5m, 2.5mm², other end no connector. Similiar to Icom OPC-1457.

Order No.
DC-CABLE-HF4 21.90

6-way fuse holder

Holder for 6 or 10 Car Fuses.
The connecting cable is supplied via a large screw and allocated to the outputs. The outputs are also srewed terminals. Each output is individually with max. 25A secured. Overall, the fuse holder can be loaded with 100A.

The housing is made of polycarbonate and has tin plated terminals. The fuses are protected by a stable, transparent cover.
The Fuses are NOT included!

Order No.
PP-FUSE-6 6-way Fuseholder 28.80
PP-FUSE-10 10-way Fuseholder 43.70

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