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Meter Lamps..

Post by JibberJabber » 12 Aug 2017, 19:53

I know there have been many q's on what's being used... But does anyone have a 'current' link for replacement lamps for my Cobra 2000 GTL.. I'm not one for messing with radios.. Just straight forward replacements old style and led options..

Thanks for any help..

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Post by ChrisMagpie » 15 Aug 2017, 12:33

JibberJabber wrote:I know there have been many q's on what's being used... But does anyone have a 'current' link for replacement lamps for my Cobra 2000 GTL.. I'm not one for messing with radios.. Just straight forward replacements old style and led options..

Thanks for any help..

J
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cobra-2000-GTL- ... SwpDdVRRWx

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Post by cb4ever104 » 15 Aug 2017, 13:12

Any 12V grain of wheat bulb 3/4mm , 40 -70mA works fine for me J .

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Post by Tech12 » 15 Aug 2017, 13:46

You can get a pack of 10 on eBay from something like £2.25, from UK sellers.
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Post by Tim » 15 Aug 2017, 13:49

Make sure that what you buy is the same mA rating as the original, too high an mA and you'll melt the meter.

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Post by cb4ever104 » 15 Aug 2017, 14:13

Tim wrote:Make sure that what you buy is the same mA rating as the original, too high an mA and you'll melt the meter.
Shouldn't really be an issue with the 2000 GTL as you could move them back a bit . Saying that don't go sticking in any 10A bulbs just in case :)
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Post by Tim » 15 Aug 2017, 16:53

I've seen some signal meters with a 12V Christmas tree lights bulb fitted!, easy to tell as they are pointed and much longer and the soldered on wires are quite something else.

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Post by JibberJabber » 16 Aug 2017, 00:54

Thanks guys... I bought these - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262762466125 ..

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Post by Tech12 » 17 Aug 2017, 12:38

Not seen a Christmas tree light in a meter for years. One of the favourite tricks around here seems to be fitting Video lamps.
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Post by Charlie Hotel » 22 Aug 2017, 18:02

I used white leds in a radio that had bust meter lamps, they looked ok but were a bit too bright.
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Post by Mudslinger » 22 Aug 2017, 19:58

I use the warm while LEDS. Look like standard bulbs, but with all of the advantages of an LED.
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Post by JibberJabber » 23 Aug 2017, 02:34

There is a choice of colours from the link I put up... I got the warm white too... ;)

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