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EQ5 Synscan power supply

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I have a EQ5 which I have upgraded to Synscan and would like to run this off the mains when at home or near my Static Caravan rather than faffing around with a portable 12v supply.

Could anyone tell me if the following item from Halfords would be of any use:

Halfords | Halfords Mains To 12v Accessory Adaptor

At least then I assume I can use the 12v lead that came with the Synscan kit?

Also open to any alternative ideas.


Edited by Algie42

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I got a 5amp fixed power supply from Maplins, easily copes with the EQ5 (£20).

It has a cigarette lighter socket fitted already.


Edited by g0ibi

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Hello Algie42,

I've got the Maplins version that you linked to in your message above - it works fine. Looking at the Halfords one, it seems to be the same spec (up to 5 Amps at 12V) so will also work fine to cope with the maxmium 2A that the Synscan draws.

Although the Maplins is normally £24.99, they currently have a deal on, selling it for £14.99, so I'd go for that one if you have the choice!

Best Wishes,


Edited by JimBobs63

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Thanks JimBobs63.

I picked the Maplin one up on my way home tonight at £14.99.

Gave it a quick try out just now. Works a treat.

Thanks for the input.


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