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6V power supply Answered

HEY!
I recently took out a 6V DC motor from a CD player.
The problem is that I wanted it to power through the mains but have a 12V step  down transformer.
So, my question is that whether there is any way  I can  power it?  (except by using a 6v step down transformer)

Thank You

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iceng
iceng

7 years ago

Just feed the 9v to pin_1 of the regulator.

Remember, the 9V battery cannot supply as much current.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

7 years ago

First you'll have to rectify it to DC, and then add a regulator ideally.

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

Answer 7 years ago

+1 add a bridge rectifier so the 12V AC output of the transformer is converted to DC. Then add a couple of capacitors and an LM317 Voltage regulator with the right resistor to give you a 6V DC output.

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ubdussamad
ubdussamad

Answer 7 years ago

Yes i totally agree to your answer i also use LM317 as my battery charger !

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frollard
frollard

Answer 7 years ago

to be a little more efficient but a lot more work, if possible unwind half the secondary windings on the transformer.

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iceng
iceng

Best Answer 7 years ago

Here is a build with your 12V XFMR.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

7 years ago

If its got a split secondary, you might even be able to wire it for 6V

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mrmerino
mrmerino

7 years ago

If your transformer has three output leads, you can step it down to six volts with only two diodes.