Yep. I am the proud owner of a Craig model 4102 CB. I’m a big fan of AM, short wave, and ham radio, so I decided to install this CB into my house - for entertainment reasons.
The CB takes the regimented 12 VDC to operate, which is the normal output for an AC to DC power converter. So that much is simple.
The problem is the connection. On the back of my Craig 4102 CB, the only power connector is a flush horizontal green plastic connector with six metal contacts. I assume that one is a positive, one is a negative, and there is atleast one ground there too, and some of them probably don’t do anything. I opened the CB up to try to figure out which is which, but the inside is a spaghetti of wires and I couldn’t make heads from tails.
The manual isn’t any help, since it doesn’t exist, and I believe Craig has gone out of business. But this should be elementary stuff.
This power connector on the back of the CB was obviously engineered to mate with a power connector from a car or truck. I am not at all familiar with power connectors inside a vehicle, and I’m not going to tear my Honda Accord apart trying to figure it out.
Here’s the question. Anyone who is familiar with Craig CBs, or any CBs at all, please inform me of how to hook an AC to DC power supply in my house up to this CB.
One last bonus question. What is the technical difference between AM, short wave, ham radio, and CBs?