Typical current draw on the uBITx

Greggory N5WLF  observes that he gets in the range of 1.4-1.8 amps current draw on transmit, SWR depending and asks if this correct.

Feedback from the group suggests that:

  • on receive current draw is around 0.16A for an unmodified uBITx; and
  • on transmit it runs around 1.4-1.8 amps depending on the SWR.  On high SWR the finals can draw up to 2.2A approximately.A 2A fuse on the TX line and 0.5A on the main board seems about right in order to protect your uBITx.