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September 12, 2014



My understanding is that the PL-880 AC adapter is a switching power supply, which ruins AM reception. I think it's mainly for charging the Li-Ion battery rather than powering the radio during use.

One other thing: protected Li-Ion batteries are available. Most likely the PL-880 comes with a non-protected Li-Ion 18650 battery. The latter are prone to catching fire or exploding. The protected cells have circuitry inside to make them safer.



Pablo warned me that AM is degraded while AC power supply is in use. FM is okay though.


For the record, I purchased my CCrane 2E and SW out of pocket from Amazon. No discounts, no privileges.


I just picked up a CCRadio Plus on Craigslist for $20, works perfect and the LCD was previously upgraded. Love the radio! Purchased a CC Pocket for at work and travel, also a great buy at $30 on eBay. I've sold off my Sonys and I'm happy with more robust and well thought out and great performing digital radios.

As an aside, I'm also thinking about selling my Seikos (5 Sport and 5 Superior) after I out a new battery in a 10 year old Nike Oregon ABC-sensor watch. I wear that all the time and am tempted to ask for an Apple Watch for Christmas/birthday (I'm still a kid at 32)! I've been happy with my 3rd iPhone after 7 years and still use it for music vs an old ipod that is permanently connected to my Yamaha stereo (RS-700).

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