Motorola DM4600 Auto Power Off

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Motorola DM4600 Auto Power Off

Postby M0WIT » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:32 pm

Does the DM4600 have such a feature?

I recently bought one (new) and it switches itself off after about 5 minutes.

If not, is it a faulty radio?

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Re: Motorola DM4600 Auto Power Off

Postby radiotwo » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:52 pm

Hi Darren
When you say it goes at about 5 mins is that on RX or TX ?
As far as I can see from the manual it does not mention the feature, but at 5 mins that sounds a bit too quick to time out

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Re: Motorola DM4600 Auto Power Off

Postby M0WIT » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:04 pm

No, its not a tx timeout.

It is when the radio is sat on receive, it powers down. It actually says powering down on the screen.

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Re: Motorola DM4600 Auto Power Off

Postby radiotwo » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:21 pm

M0WIT wrote:No, its not a tx timeout.

It is when the radio is sat on receive, it powers down. It actually says powering down on the screen.

Sounds like a fault !

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Re: Motorola DM4600 Auto Power Off

Postby g4eml » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:22 am

There is an auto power off setting in the CPS associated with the ignition sense pin. You will find it under the accessories tab. It is designed to power down the radio x minutes after the vehicle ignition is turned off.

If your radio has been programmed to respond to the ignition sense input but you haven't connected it then that could be what's causing your problem.

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Re: Motorola DM4600 Auto Power Off

Postby M0WIT » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:52 am

It is wired direct to the battery using the cable that came with the radio.

I don't know how to wire the ignition sense system.

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Re: Motorola DM4600 Auto Power Off

Postby g4eml » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:53 pm

Ignition sense is on one of the pins of the accessory socket. Pin 25 from memory.

The simplest way, if that is the problem, is to disable the ignition sense using the CPS.

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Re: Motorola DM4600 Auto Power Off

Postby M0WIT » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:42 pm

Touching wood, the ignition sense sorted it.

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Re: Motorola DM4600 Auto Power Off

Postby g4eml » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:49 pm

Glad to hear its sorted.


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