MFJ-4416B Power booster
The MFJ-4416 Super Battery Booster eliminates low voltage problems by boosting
input voltages as low as 9 volts up to the desired 13.8 volts at up to 25 amps peak with a typical efficiency of close to 90%.
Today`s compact 100-watt HF transceivers are designed to operate from about 12-16 volts, with output signal distortion, output power problems, and transceiver reset often occurring when voltage drops below 12 volts.
In the mobile environment, low voltage is caused in two ways: First - even low
resistance DC wiring can result in a noticeable voltage drop. For a 100-watt transceiver with a 20-amp typical current requirement, just 1/10th of an ohm resistance in your DC cable and connectors results in a 2-volt drop! And second - when you turn your car off, the battery voltage drops from around 13.8
volts to close to 12 volts after a short period of time. Couple this with any voltage drop in the cables, and you have a problem.
It is compact at just 7 3/4W x 4H x 2 1/8D” and lightweight at 1.3 lbs. And the MFJ-4416 Super Battery Booster is designed to be rugged, reliable, and easy to use.
MFJ-4416 includes Anderson PowerPoleTM connectors and high-current 5-way binding posts for both the DC input and regulated output. An internal 30-amp input fuse protects the unit from excess output current demands.
There are also selectable limits on the minimum voltage that the unit will accept: 9-volts, 10-volts (default), and 11-volts. This protects you from over-discharging a battery and possibly damaging it. MFJ-4416 also includes output over-voltage crow-bar protection should regulation be lost.