Marius Lubbe ZS1ML

Navigating the vast landscape of household electronics, it’s clear to me that choosing the right DC outlet can often feel like navigating a labyrinth. Each device in our homes adds its own voice to the symphony of background noise and QRM, complicating the choice. Yet, amidst this cacophony, one brand has consistently stood out for me – MFJ, the titan of ham radio-related equipment. Their extensive catalogue, which boasts thousands of items, covers every conceivable need for your ham shack or portable operation. Among these offerings, the MFJ-1146 has emerged as a true gem, a veritable Rolls Royce of DC outlets.

The MFJ-1146 has impressed me with its robust construction, diverse connection options, and powerhouse performance. It feels built like a tank, showcasing high-quality components and workmanship that speak volumes about its durability and reliability. And it doesn’t just talk the talk, but walks the walk too, with a capacity to handle a total load of 40 A at 13.8 VDC.

What has endeared the MFJ-1146 to me is its superb handling of powerline RFI (Radio Frequency Interference). It’s like a knight in shining armor, managing noise from a variety of sources such as power lines, switchers, and engines. With up to -60 dBm of suppression, it has significantly improved the quality of signals from all my connected devices.

And let’s not forget the star of the show – the RF filter. As per the manufacturer’s manual, this feature shines brightest in bands where most RFI is encountered, delivering maximum RFI suppression. This little marvel has been a game-changer in my setup.

In terms of installation, I’ve found it best to position the MFJ-1146 between my power supply, other devices, and my radio, ensuring the power leads are as short as possible. Although the MFJ-1146 can handle multiple connections, it’s important to remember not to exceed the maximum current rating of 40A to avoid any unnecessary accidents.

In our modern world where RF interference is increasingly prevalent due to a multitude of equipment, power supplies, and especially wall-warts, the MFJ-1146 has proven to be a tremendous asset. It effectively filters out RF interference, providing cleaner power for my radios. This feature has significantly improved the comfort and convenience of my domestic life.

To wrap up, my experience with the MFJ-1146 has been nothing short of delightful. Whether it’s for operating a ham radio station or reducing RF interference at home, the MFJ-1146 has emerged as an essential companion. With its high-power handling capacity and variety of connection options, it’s a perfect fit for anyone seeking top-tier performance from their electronic devices. Of course, experiences can differ based on individual use-cases, so it’s always prudent to reach out to other users or even the manufacturer for a more comprehensive understanding of the product’s performance in various real-world applications. But from my corner, the MFJ-1146, with its reliable performance and versatile capabilities, is a true champion. Here’s to many more years of clear, interference-free power!

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