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Is there a way to make an air compressor that plugs into the wall run off of alkaline batteries? Answered

Is there a way to make an air compressor that plugs into the wall run off of alkaline batteries?

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Sandisk1duoBest Answer (author)2009-07-06

don't run it on alkiline batteries, instead get yourself a nice sealed lead acid battery, it costs about the same amount, and the lead-acid battery is rechargeable most lead-acid batteries are 12v, so you can hook up a small compressor to it

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CapnTac (author)2009-07-08

Thank you for your time. I no longer require an answer to this question. However, I would really like to thank lemonie for his patience with me. I know for a fact that I would never be that patient with a nooblet.

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lemonie (author)2009-07-06

Yes, but what are the specifications / technical details of the compressor? L

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CapnTac (author)lemonie2009-07-08

What do you mean by that question? I'm sorry, I'm a novice when it comes to electronics. The hardest thing I've ever done is hook lights and 9volts up and things like that.

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lemonie (author)CapnTac2009-07-08

I meant what power supply does it currently run off, V, A? L

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CapnTac (author)2009-07-08

Let me explain this better. I'm working on a design for an airsoft MMG, and the design calls for an air compressor. I simply wanted to know if there was a cost effective way of hooking up my old one to some batteries before I run out and simply buy one that was intended to run off of batteries, but I'm leaning towards the latter at this point.

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theRIAA (author)2009-07-07

yep. just connect 100 AA batteries together, end to end, and hook the ens to the plug.

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steveastrouk (author)theRIAA2009-07-07

SInce he says "plugs into the wall", 150V DC ain't going to do the compressor anygood.... Or the batteries ;-) Steve

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