Power Supply for 1920's Battery Radios



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Authorized Representative of the ARBE-III 
Universal Battery Eliminator

Only $159.95
Plus shipping


Universal Battery Eliminator

The ARBE III will operate virtually any early battery radio.

Voltage specs:
adjustable from 1.25 to 6.5 VDC and is capable of providing up to 3.0 Amperes continuously (3.25 Amperes intermittently).
"B" 5 fixed voltages; 135, 90, 67.5, 45 & 22.5 VDC @ 60 ma
"C" 3 fixed voltages; 4.5, 9 & 22.5 VDC @ 20 ma

Measurements: 8.5 x 7.5 x 4.5"

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ARBE-III is a solid state, fully regulated, universal power supply designed specifically for use with pre 1930's battery operated radios.  The latest version is now available with added improvements.  The latest version includes a new black anodized heat sink which improves the power handling capability.  A red neon lamp has been added to show when the unit is turned on.    Three electrically isolated power sources are provided in one self contained unit.   A custom wound power transformer provides maximum flexibility for the power requirements for many different types of older radios.     The B & C voltages are regulated and short circuit proof.    The unit comes fully assembled, tested and is warranted for five (5) full years from date of purchase.   Bring that Atwater Kent, Crosley, Federal, Kennedy, RCA or other early battery radio back to life again.   Comes complete with owner's manual, warranty, and wiring diagrams showing how to make the connections for many of the early battery operated radios.    Shipping is normally the next business day (after payment is received) via insured FedEx ground service with tracking.  International buyers, contact me for a shipping quote.

Most battery radios made after 1930 are wired with connectors or plugs that require special battery packs. These can be wired directly to the ARBE III but unlike the 1920's radios where the connections are wires or terminal posts that are usually labeled, you will have to remove the plug connectors and determine what wires go where. This may require a schematic and/or a knowledgeable technical person (which is not included in the purchase of the ARBE III).

220/250 volt operation? - the ARBE-III is only set up for 110 - 120 VAC, 50/60 hz. For use in areas with 240/250 volts, you must provide a 240 to 120 VAC step down transformer rated at 100 watts.

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