With the low noise C. Crane AC Adapter you can power the CC Skywave™ or charge NiMH batteries while they are in the radio. The CC Skywave™ will recharge a set of 2 AA NiMH batteries in less than 10 hours. Never mix batteries with different chemistries, or mix old and new batteries together in the radio. It has a 6 foot cord.
You can power your radio or charge NiMH type batteries with the USB jack connected to a computer or USB power adapter.
Please note that when powering the CC Skywave™, a computer or non-approved power adapter may generate too much interference on the AM, SW, and AIR bands. The FM band should not have as much interference when connected. For best reception, we recommend using the C.Crane power adapter or AA batteries.
Input: 120V ~ 60Hz @ 90mA
Output: 5V @ 300mA
June, 19 2020
Works just as you would expect. However, unlike a standard switching supply, it doesn't produce the hideous noise that they do yet it is still regulated. I've found I can use it to charge other devices also as long as the 300 mA limit is sufficient. Example most Tecsun radios and Degen radios that will charge their batteries. Do yourself a favor and invest i rechargeable batteries if you plan to listen to your radio on a regular basis.
You likely won't be able to use it while listening to AM. Since it's connected to AC, there's no real way to stop the relationship to the noise of the power line. With stronger stations, it's fine and on FM and even stronger shortwave stations it's OK. But otherwise, you have to disconnect it to stop the noise. All C Crane radios get fantastic battery life so it's not so bad!
Charging any C Crane radio with the mini USB connector. Using you smaller radio on AC if on FM or a strong AM station.
February, 11 2020
May, 10 2019
I use this on my new Skywave.
Easy to use. Extends the charge life on my rechargeable batteries. Charges over night
Just that I had to order it separate from the radio. Would like it included with the sale.
With the Skywave
December, 15 2018
Catalog illustration does not show two ferrite donut filters molded into the cord. These can be a little bit cumbersome in use. I have a CC Skywave and a CC Skywave SSB. This works with both. I can't hear any noise on the radio bands AM/shortwave/FM, etc with this in use. There is no difference in radio noise between using this and using batteries only. I bought it to support in-radio battery charging so I can use NiMH AA batteries without worrying about recharging issues.
Cord is long enough for most uses. Converter is radio-quiet, so does not affect reception.
Cord is a little stiff, has RF suppression beads. Might be a little bit more cumbersome to handle than lower quality converters.
CC Skywave and CC Skywave SSB
September, 16 2018
A must have with the Skywave radio.
The only way to charge the Skywave if you have rechargeable batteries in it.
Federal Way, WA
August, 11 2018
I keep a CC Skywave on my night stand to listen to news, weather and Sea-Tac ATC. The adapter is small and works great.
Am no longer having to keep extra AA's on hand for the radio.
Keeping radio plugged in at home.
Council Bluffs, Iowa
July, 26 2018
Its a wall wort.
Its a wall wort.
Its a wall wort.
Its only useas a powwer supply for the Skywave SSB Radio.
February, 10 2018
Another quality product, works as it should.
Does not cause any RFI or noise when plugged in.
a little overpriced
Save and charge batteries for my CCrane Skywave SSB radio.
May, 12 2017
Very good price. I was surprised at how inexpensive it is. Thought I'd be paying $25-$30 for it-Not $15.
Great product at a very good price.
None I can see.
Home use or take along when you travel.
April, 22 2017
LOVE YOU ALL!
ALL THE TIME
March, 8 2017
Battery life of the Skywave radio is very impressive, but this is adds the option of continuous power when an AC source is available.
Easy attachment to radio and simple operation
Great for those who wish to monitor the various receive modes on a continuous basis.
January, 27 2016
When I bought my CCSkywave, I also ordered the adapter. Around the same time, I had also ordered a GP-5 SSB from CountyComm. I went to Universal Radio and ordered an adapter that they had to go with that radio. It created a ton of interference, and it would not even be worth returning because of Universal-Radio's return policy. I decided to try the CCSkywave AC Adapter on the GP-5 and it was totally noise free and worked perfectly. I asked CCrane if they felt it was a good adapter for the GP-5 and I got their answer quickly. I am writing all of this because I want to tell everyone how much I appreciate their integrity. They only sell products that they can stand behind, and they have excellent customer svc. I can honestly say, I would buy from CCrane before anywhere else.
Absolutely no interference,Works for one of my other SW radios too
Perfect for CCSkywave and more