Powering a 12v DC fridge ? Answered
Hi, I have a 12VDC fridge and am trying to convert a computer power box to supply power to it.
I started with a ATX type and have problems with it resetting itself after the compressor restarts itself after reaching temp. I have a 10Watt resistor connected to the 5V wiring to keep it running during full temp switch off, but when frigde restarts itself the power supply resets.
I am now trying a AT 230W box and it does not reset but under load I only get 10.4v, not enough to operate fridge for cooling.
Any sugestions how to lift voltage as when connected to motherboard and 4 hdd's it generates 12v.
Sorry I should add that the fridge is 12v 4.2amp and the power box is 12v 8amp. I have tied 2 x AT type boxes with same result.