Sunday, May 8, 2016
BTECH uv-5001 2nd gen needs fans
I checked my SWR and it was well within range of a good match on 2m and 70cm (1.5). The fans I picked are x2 12v 60mm with the airflow facing down connected with wire ties placed on the rear.
I matched red with red and black with back and wired it up to the uv-5001's molex connector. Next thing I will do it wire it directly to a manual power switch vs being direct to my power supply.
Since adding the fans the unit does not even get luke warm. Why does BTECH sell this unit without any type of fan to keep the unit from overheating? The 2 fans I purchased are from this seller on E-Bay. CLICK HERE
I also added two rubber feet to the front of the fans to put them on an angle, My two simple mods make this radio a workhorse that smokes most dual branders.