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PostPosted: 15 Mar 2016, 22:30 
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hi,

i recently got a vintage radio which uses 9 volt batteries. the connectors are snap-style, but unlike the 9V connectors on basically every website they are individual snaps. So the black wire connector is alone and separate from the red wire one.

also, i was wondering if there is any way to add bluetooth capabilities to it with minimal disturbance inside?

i'm a super beginner, btw :p thank you in advance. :beerchug:


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PostPosted: 16 Mar 2016, 21:03 
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atomicplatters wrote:
i recently got a vintage radio which uses 9 volt batteries. the connectors are snap-style, but unlike the 9V connectors on basically every website they are individual snaps. So the black wire connector is alone and separate from the red wire one.

Hi, you should be able to open up a new style 9V plug, pull the wire out of the plastic harness and then cut the harness in half.

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PostPosted: 22 Mar 2016, 15:08 
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Gio wrote:
Hi, you should be able to open up a new style 9V plug, pull the wire out of the plastic harness and then cut the harness in half.


So I just cut the plastic part then! How do I remove the original wires, and how do I attach the new ones (soldering)? Also, does that mean I put the wires back into the plastic harness after cutting it in half...?

Sorry for my barrage of questions, I'm really new to this :|

Also for you or anyone -- I've attached the schematics. I can make no sense of it whatsoever being the noob I am, but I do know it's the correct one so if there's anything to add, please feel free :)


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PostPosted: 04 Apr 2016, 11:07 
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I am not quite getting the response I was hoping for :confused: Is there anything else I should add?

I'll snap some photos of the interior when I get home. Having 0 experience with modifying electronics, I need much guidance.

As for my plan, I was thinking if there is some way to convert a regular Bluetooth audio receiver to 9V? I'd like to use the original speaker so disassembling a brand-new Bluetooth speaker and just using that isn't quite what I'm going for.


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PostPosted: 15 Mar 2017, 01:07 
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Here are pictures by the way. I've resolved the battery issue but have had to make a makeshift antennae upon a friend's advice in order to get a signal.


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Nice radio. I see the battery issue now. You can see on diagram they originally used a round 9V battery, hence the split connectors.

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