I just received my factory built KX3. Rig powers on with Eneloop batteries installed. When I remove batteries and connect at 12VDC battery the rig does not power on. I measured voltage with VOM at plug end and reads 12.58VDC and connect to KX3 9-15VDC receptical and does not power on. I switched to another 12VDC source and same result.
Re: KX3 Does Not Power On with External Power Supply
Appreciate the reply and also from others so far today!
- I am using the Right Angle 12v Power Cable that came with the KX3 part no E850524 and made sure it was firmly seated and measured the plug at 12.5 volts with proper polarity. In the menu I have the following settings
BAT CHG - is not installed
BAT MIN - 9.0
ALARM - OFF
- Without batteries and external power connected the KX3 does not power on. With Eneloop Pro XX batteries installed and external power disconnected the KX3 powers up properly.
- I looked inside the case and the connector looks to be secure but have not taken it apart to get a closer look.
Appreciate the response to my inquiry and after taking a fresh look at this the next day I opened the case and tested the power coming into the rig and found that the polarity was indeed reversed at the external battery source. Once I reversed the leads all is working now.