I have a speaker with an embeded amplifier that uses 12VAC ~ 2.9A and want to connect to a 12VDC in my car, a simple bridge rectifier will do the trick converting the corrent?
Question by Salazar2 | last reply
With most UPS's there is electronic circuitry to reduce the home voltage to 12 or 24v to store in the battery, and then another circuit to raise the voltage back to the home voltage. I know there is always a loss when attributes of electricity are changed. This seems very wasteful to me. I want to build a UPS for my notebook computer, that I use as a home server. The power adapter for the notebook creates 19 volts but the notebook itself uses 12 - the other 7 is perhaps used to charge the battery while the computer is on. I would like to put together a UPS made of 12 volt Ni or LiFe packs - would most likely be 13 volts but I don't think that would be a problem to avoid the double switching of the power. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Topic by haopengyou | last reply
I'm making a prop that has 6 12v 6800mAh rechargeable batteries, but i wanted two ways of charging them, a normal plug in to a wall adapter, but also jump lead connectors, so I'm able to charge it of a reving car, or a leisure battery, all my questions are, is what would i need in the circuit to make it safe, and work, imbetween the jump lead charge wires, the normal adapter charger lead, and the batteries them selfs. JUMP LEAD------------ ?? ---------------------------- WIRES | |------------------ ?? -------- BATTERIES ----------12v ------- | POWER ADAPTER------------------ ?? ------------|
Question by infinity1 | last reply
I need to power a 12v dc Digital Photo frame in an interior area with no available plugs. I can charge it at night, but need it to be self powered during the day. What can I use as power? I was thinking of possibly a Computer battery back-up or a portable battery used for jump starting a car. Any and all ideas would be helpful. Basically making a battery powered digital sign board. Thank you!
Question by larry925 | last reply
Hello, I want to connect a portable solar powered rechargeable to 2 DC fans of 12v to cool my car. 1. I have 2 options of portable solar powered: (A) 1500mAh, outputs: 5.5V / 800mA (B) 2000mAh, outputs: 5V 500mA which one is preffered to connect to those PC fans? 2. most of the PC fans are working at 12v. I don't quite sure if I'll build simple 5v to 12v regulator it will works and produce enough airflow. Thanks.
Topic by ashakif | last reply
I'm trying to make a simple LED circuit with switch included in the circuit. Can someone suggest to me a 12V battery that is big enough to keep a 48 LED bulb system on for at least 24 running hours, but small enough to be the size of two fingers sticky taped together. Thanks guys, Nick
Topic by kritas | last reply
First off, i apologize for asking so many questions. google couldnt tell me a single thing about what i wanted to know, which was how the -12v is created and why a computer needs it. so i turned to a broken power supply to see is the -12v connects to a IC of some sort, which i would assume creates the strange voltage, confirmed by a datasheet. i completely traced the traces with a multimeter and at one point a capacitor went to ground close to where the -12v connection is on the board, after an inductor of some sort. the trace continued, and lead to a pin on the transformer, much to my disappointment. BUT that same trace was directly connected to ground, so now i am confused, does the inductor type piece createthe -12v? there was a diode as well, but i thought nothing of it or its place on the board.. i have a feeling i should have, shouldnt i? fed up and confused by the power supply, i turned to my motherboard. where the -12v leads to a smd capacitor and then traces from the capacitor, to ground, and nowhere else as far as i can tell with a multimeter and a dark blue motherboard. then i bring up the picoPSU, how do they make the -12v, if it is even made? is there a chip responsible? or a inductor like i found in the power supply? -5v has been omitted form power supplies, so im assuming that the same can be done by -12v, right? and wouldnt you get a -v type measurement if you put the + test lead on the - terminal and vice versa?
Question by zack247 | last reply
432-1212 from digi key. http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?WT.z_header=search_go⟨=en&site;=us&keywords;=432-1212&x;=16&y;=22 Can this be wired up to work with a 12v battery. I'm wanting to wire this between my battery and bilge pump for a on and off switch it probably will get wet or I should say soaked. I couldn't find any cheap footswitchs online so I'm thinking maybe I could make one?
Question by micha3l87 | last reply
I want to limit two 9V battieries, in serial to 12v. I want to run a cold cathode off em, if the strain is too much, I'll join two parralell sets of two 9v batteries in the circuit. Anyway, how do I do it? I can't find any 12V regulators at all, and I don't know what sort of resistor I'd need, is there one that would limit it to 12V, with the standard 9V battery ampage? How could I archive this? Thanks.
Topic by Josho | last reply
My WiFi ISP signals were unable to reach my room. So my ISP arranged a device on top of apartment & it was powered with 12 volts DC adapter. But makes me to work offline when power is OFF. So i want to make that device to work on 12V battery. So i need to make a charger for that battery to work as UPS. Can any one help me with circuit Diagram and components list??
Question by chinnuabhi | last reply
Ok im a noob when it comes to leds and electricity, but i was told someone heremight could help with my delima. what im trying to do: drill holes into tail light on my ninja and put yellow leds in the hole and wire them to the existing blinker wires. the problem: messured the voltage coming off of the wire and it pulses from 0vdc to 7.22 vdc i have been looking on ebay at prewired 12v leds but dont know what im needing. any help wouldbe greatly appreciated!!!!!!! thanks, kyle
Topic by pierce-custom-bikeworks | last reply
I have a 1929 model t that is curently a 6v system with no starter or generator. I would like to use a starter generator off of a modern galf car. Is there any way i can step the voltege down befor the battery or would it just be easyer to add a converter in to run the original lights and ignition system? Any help would be awsome!!!
Question by theoldway | last reply
I have a remote controlled submersible craft and the controller that came with it is incredible clunky. It has 3 switches that each control a motor and you almost need 3 hands to effectively drive the thing. What I want to do is take the 3 switches out and use 2 joy sticks instead – like this schematic I drew up.My problem is that the power coming from the terminals for the original switches is 12v 7Ah, and the joysticks I have are rated for 5v. I need to step down from 12v at the switch terminals from the board to 5v for the joy stick, then from 5v at the joystick back to 12v so I can run power to the motors. Anyone have any ideas?
Question by liebs8888 | last reply
My situation is this, theres this old farm building i want to do up and make into a chill out room, but the place is not connect the any type of power supply, or if it was im not gonna try and fix it. i just want to get some lights in the place to make it look good, nothing major just a strip of leds running along the floor lighting the walls. If i bought a simple 12v led strip and a 12v battery box ( the ones that support AA) how long would that last for? i need it to work for at least 3-5 hours. if this is impossible would a 12v solar panel be better ? something like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-12V-SOLAR-PANEL-BATTERY-CHARGER-CAR-CAMPING-CARAVAN-/230995256615?pt=UK_Gadgets&hash;=item35c863e527 i could just connect the croc clicks (or cut them down and solder) them straight onto the led strip ? if both these are bad ideas im open for suggestions also would i be able to have a controllable LED strip to be able to run off these two types of power ? (and just a random add on question, if i wanted to power some speakers without it connecting to the mains how would i?) Thanks for any help or suggests and reading :) !
Question by iconicbuck | last reply
Why? So I can run a pile of 'pro' audio equipment on of a parade float without resorting to a generator or an off the shelf 120vac (barely) inverter. The equipment I'm talking about is a pair of 4 channel wireless mike receivers (8 mikes total) and a 10 channel mixer. Other input comes from an MP3 player or CD player. We also have an AM/FM/HD radio on board for those long waits in parade linup. The power amp is an automotive (12vdc) unit, 4 x 1000 watts. Main power is a pair of deep-cycle NAPA (optima clone) spiral cell batteries topped-off from the tow vehicle via a charge isolator. There is also an 35watt solar panel (again, for those long lineups) run through the charge isolator. The solar panel maintains the batteries while the float is parked or in storage. Cracking open the gear we have, every single one of them uses a 10:1 step down transformer to drop 120 vac line to 12vac before dumping it into the mainboard. It looks like 12vac @ 3 amps will do it for the wireless mike receivers and mixer, but why not shoot for 5 amps to be safe? Ideally, there would be some serious filtering and regulation/protection on the output. In a Perfect & Ideal world, there would be multiple 12vac outputs each capable of 2 or 3 amps and isolated from each other. Too much for a request? You never know if you don't ask. And, in advance, many thanks!
Topic by snoeclipse | last reply
I have a Nitecore Intelicharger i2, which has a 12V dc input for power, however it requires 1A of current to function. The power supply I want to power it with can only output 12V at 300mA. Is there a way to mod my charger so that it runs on a lower current. Thanks!
Question by GabrielE19 | last reply
Hey all, I'm trying to power some 3528 LED strands to hang from a shade structure I have outside. I picked up a 115 Ah 12v deep cycle marine battery, but I just wanted to make sure I could wire them directly to a distribution block without blowing anything up. The strands draw 6A of current so I was going to find the closest fuse to that value (10A?) to prevent any chance of overpowering the control boxes. Does this seem correct? Image shows roughly what I'm trying to do (black boxes around red wire are fuses, 1-3 are the LED control modules) Greatly appreciate any help!
Topic by synaptech | last reply
I am new to electricity beyond a basic circuit, so I am at a point of being unsure about my current scheme for a relatively bright light that runs off a battery which recharges via solar power and doesn't go dead due to the continual recharging during the day and effective use of electrical energy. I do not know whether resistors, transistors, power inverters, or any other equipment is beneficial or necessary. I am also unsure of a high quality, relatively cheap solar panel that is compatible with the 12v battery and the 12v LED bulb (if anyone has any advice for that). I drew up a diagram of my possible setups, labeled 1, 2, and 3. Option 1 is the basic setup without any additional hardware. Is one of these setups correct, and the most effective way to go about my objective? If not, how can I modify it to be the proper setup? Thanks :)
Question by tyranasaurus tyler | last reply
I have a 12V AC power block powering some lights, I want to take one channel off that block and power a 12V DC strip of LEDs, could I just use pretty much any single phase bridge rectifier? They all seem to be rated in the 100's of volts... I know I could do the same thing with a bunch of diodes, a zener and a resistor, but I'd like to just use a packaged chip (because I'm lazy...)?
Question by Icewraithusa | last reply
Hi all, wondering if you can offer any advice, I'm making a circuit that has two sub circuits:- circuit 1 10 amp transformer, connected to lights circuit 2 6 amp transformer, connected to lights Both these sub circuits will be bridged to a large circuit , however I believe I need a diode that will stops the 6 amp transformer getting to circuit 1, but the transformer from circuit 1 to power the lights in circuit 2. If this is correct could someone advise that type of diode I would need to drop the amps to 0. I'm not sure how diodes work however I'm using led lighting that will run off 5v so I'm aiming to have as close to a one way valve for power. Also will I have to place a diode on both the positive and negative or will one surface? Thanks for any help you can offer
Question by C2L | last reply
Hello, I need to transport 12V of molex output from a computer power supply over 10 meters to feed a touchscreen. My house has CAT5 cabling. Can i use that? Does someone have a step to step procdedure to make this cable ? Any ideas ? Thanx! Henri, Hilversum / The Netherlands
Question by zutt | last reply
Hello all. i am currently working on an air powered rifle. my goal is for it to be self contained, so i took apart a testors airbrush compressor and i am fitting the compressor assembly to a 12v blower motor for an early 90s toyota 4runner. is there any way that i can make or purchase a 12v battery pack to power this thing?
Topic by dans89 | last reply
Hi all, I have a small 12v forge blower which runs off a golf cart battery, at the moment it just has a toggle switch on the + to turn it on and off. I'm looking to show off at a meet up (for fun I'm not really a show off) and really want to wire it up to one of those car key fob type remote switches. I'm a complete noob when it comes to this type of wiring and would really be grateful if someone explain how to do it properly and what the correct switch to use is. I have looked at a few schematics but I don't know how to follow them properly. Thanks in advance Adam P.s it needs to one press to turn on and stay on and one press to turn off.
Question by Squibo | last reply
I have a dc 12v winch that I want automatically open a lid of a feeder at a specified time, remain open for a spercified time and then reverse the motor to close the lid for a specified time and the procedure will repeat itself the next day. I have a timer that will work but I want the motor to reverse automatically.Any info appreciated. Thanks
Question by yulc | last reply
Hi, I am looking to power some led's by USB. Problem is that the led's are 12v. Here are some example led's: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-SMD-1M-60-LED-STRIP-LIGHT-RED-HOME-AQUARIUM-CAR-/290571186666?pt=UK_HomeGarden_Lighting_Lamps_Lighting_SM&hash;=item43a76471ea#ht_3932wt_1396 Would something like this do what i want it to do?:http://www.suntekstore.co.uk/goods.php?id=14002311&utm;_source=gbuk Also looking at the step up booster i have no idea where i would solder/connect wires to the device? Any help would be appreciated. ItzMar
Topic by ItzMar | last reply
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. Thanks Tim Thanks
Question by timbont | last reply
We have a quite a few 6v batteries here at work that we get rid of once their voltage drops below what our equipment is able to use. Normally we recycle them but I was trying to see if there is a better way to get some use out of them on my own. Ultimately, I'd like to try and eliminate the need for the plug in lamp I use to light my bedroom. I'm far from an electrical genius but I found some low wattage LED bulbs that looked like they might be usable. What I was basically thinking of doing was hooking few of the old batteries together, regulating the output to 12v, and then wire up one of the low wattage bulbs. I also have access to solar panels used to charge the same batteries so getting that added in to the mix would be my next step.
Question by XAlliedYouthX | last reply
In "https://www.instructables.com/id/eWaste-60-3DPrinter/" the datasheet for pl15s-0120(Stepper of dvd drives) says it operates at 5V , Didn't the a4988 gives 12v out ? , will it gonna work ? (posted comment there but no one replied .....)
Question by _Boltz_ | last reply
Hi, I am in the middle of trying to figure out how to get my Arduino to power a 12V LED on a double flash for use in a model (USS Enterprise NCC 1701). The trouble I have is the double flash only has a delay of 0.7 secs so I think if I used a relay it would not be quick enough to turn on/off? The LED powers OK and runs from the Arduino on it's normal 5V, however it is not bright enough (I am going to hook them upto fibre optic so need the extra brightness). Any ideas how I can do this, presumably putting 12V into the USB connector would fry my Arduino? I have never programmed or used an Arduino before, nor have I done much in the way of electronics for 25yrs, so I am a little rusty, any help would be appreciated. To give you an idea of the speed I require, this is some of the program (within a loop). digitalWrite(7, HIGH); // turn the LED on (HIGH is the voltage level) delay(70); // wait for 0.07 second digitalWrite(7, LOW); // turn the LED off by making the voltage LOW delay(70); // wait for 0.07 second digitalWrite(7, HIGH); // turn the LED on (HIGH is the voltage level) delay(70); // wait for 0.07 second digitalWrite(7, LOW); // turn the LED off by making the voltage LOW delay(3000) // loop after
Question by Pittnuma | last reply
I have an emergency lamp with backup battery power. its lamps have gone out. i want to use it to power a router, medai converter and a mobile charger. i have uploaded the specification of my power supply and things i want to run. please give me a detail way of doing this project and the materials i need, like inverter and other things My lamp gives 12V DC supply. i want to convert it to 220V AC and run those components. how can i run it and how long can i run thanks
Topic by energyworks | last reply
I have eight 12v 18Ah SLA batteries that I need to wire to get 48v. I need to be able to charge them all at once, but can't find a 48v charger anywhere. Is there a way I can wire a 12v charger to parallel charge the batteries while they're wired in series?
Question by Charlie_Szasz | last reply
Hello! I'm just getting my own cab company started in my medium sized town, and to begin I'll be using my personal vehicle - thus, I'm using items I can remove so I don't get harrassed on my days off, such as magnetic decals and a magnetic top light. My question is this: Is there a way to convert a 12V, 96 LED light over to battery power? The toppers use a direct cable to a car charger port, but I hate having that cord just hanging out in my cab. It is tacky and unprofessional - at the same time, I very much do not want to punch holes in the top of my car and wire it to my dome light. I have found several rechargeable, compact 12V batteries online, but I've no idea how I'd hook them up. I'm smart enough to know that I can't just wire it directly to the device - the battery would last minutes at most. I think I'd need some kind of transformer, perhaps? Any suggestions? And here's the battery I would use: Voltage: 12 Lead Acid Type: General Purpose Capacity: .8AH Chemistry: Lead Acid Lead Acid Design: AGM Product Category: Sealed Lead Acid Terminal Type: WL, Wire Leads Weight: 0.8 lbs Length: 3.78 in Width: 0.98 in Height: 2.4 in
Topic by NiteRide | last reply
Hi, I have been trying to design a circuit to monitor my 12V leisure car battery, I'm thinking this should be fairly simple, but its been years since I did any real electronics. So the basic idea: Use the circular bargraph to indicate the level of the battery when a momentary push button is pressed the circular LED bar graph: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11492 So the range of the battery would be something like 10.5V to 13.5V, there are 32 LEDs in pairs, so essentially 16. 1. So if we take the first LED pair, this should illuminate when less than 10.5V, so that should be easy, as long as there is some life in the battery it should illuminate 2. The next LED should only illuminate at the next step, 16 LEDs, 3V range 16/3= steps of 0.2V So at the following steps: 10.5, 10.7, 10.9, 11.1, 11.3, 11.5, 11.7, 11.9, 12.1, 12.3, 12.5, 12.7, 12.9, 13.1, 13.3, 13.5. So for 10.7V I guess I should use resistor before each LED. 3. The LEDs should light up after a momentary push switch is triggered, I would like this to be graceful, so the ring lights up smoothly one LED at a time as the voltage increases, I guess capacitors between the resistors and LEDs? This is the simplest way I can think of doing it, I have seen circuits which use a LM339 chip, but that can only monitor 4 voltages, perhaps 4 of these in series could do the job? http://www.electroschematics.com/7068/lm339-lm239-lm2901-datasheet/ I think this is the way to go rather than using inline resistor/ capacitor pairs? So I am a clear novice when it comes to electronics (but I'm enthusiastic), so if anyone can help me with this I would be more than happy to put together an instructables how to, something similar has been done before: https://www.instructables.com/id/Car-battery-tester/ In that example only one bar is lit, I want the other bars to stay lit. I can use Eagle to make the PCB diagram and get it printed, but I need to figure out what components I need and how to do it! Thanks for any help. Gary
Topic by garynobles | last reply
Im looking to install a hot water cylinder with a 12v immersion heater powered by solar panels(to add wind later) to my hot tub. the idea is to either heat the whole thing all the time or to at least reduce my power usage on the heat side of the running cost. has anyone done anything like this and have any advice? the basic install idea i have is, solar panel/s to a controller controller to a battery controller to immersion heater was also thinking of installing a normally open relay onto the stat of the heater so when it is at temp a fan heater would kick in, but that would be a later install if the water heating would work. any info would be great, if i get enough info i will be doing this and making it into an instructable to further help adopt this to work better. thanks....
Topic by gareth.collier.1985 | last reply
Hello all I am trying to build a "knight rider" light for my car using 3w led's. I know enough that I want to per sections (8 sections), and to wire the led's in series. They will be mounted to an aluminum bar so I don't think I need heatsinks. They will be controlled by a "chaser light" sequential controller. The specs are: 3w yellow led: forward voltage: 2.9v - 3.3v forward current: 750 mA I have researched and found led driver's but they are a bit more expensive than I would like to pay right now. Can you guys help me with what I need for this to work in my car. Do I need transistors, what resistors do I need (values, wattage, etc). I need some help from you guys. How do I do this?????
Question by gizmo13 | last reply
I am trying to build a "knight rider" light for my car using 3w led's. I know enough that I want 2 per section (8 sections total) and to wire the led's in series. They will be mounted to an aluminum bar, so I might not need heatsinks. They will be controlled by a "chaser light" sequential controller. The specs are: yellow 3w led forward voltage: 2.9v - 3.3v forward current: 750 mA I have researched and found led drivers but they are a bit more expensive than I would like to pay, since I would need 8 of them. Can anyone help me with what I need for this to work on my 12v dc automobile? Do I need transistors, diodes? What resistors do I need (value, wattage, etc)? I need major help from the electronics gurus. How do I do this??? I posted this in the workshop section mistakenly yesterday.
Question by gizmo13 | last reply
Hi,All Now i wanted to control a 12V motor with a L293D chip.my purpose is to make the motor go forward and reverse with the control of Arduino.I got a wiring from internet.but I think is incomplete wiring.the arduino uses 5v power rail and the motor uses 12v power rail.from the wiring i cannot find the GND with the 12V power.so strange.i want to know how the 12V rail GND wire goes? Shanno.G
Question by gada888 | last reply
Currently i am working on a 12V solar panel. the solar panel will be charging up the battery of 12V7AH. The problem is that by using the solar panel,the voltage often to be fluactuating down until 10V. How can i make the voltage remain constant at 12V?
Topic by haizad86 | last reply
I havea spare USB hub and it's not used. I wanted to take it apart and take the regulator out of it. It has a part number: PJ1084/CM 1B1. After Googling the part number I've found that it's a 12v 5A regulator, why? The mains adapter with it is only 7.5v, so where does 12V come from, the only thing that I know is 12V is the PS2, and this is definetly not for that.
Topic by Josho | last reply