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What's the amperage rating of the K'Nex electric motor? Answered

I recently purchased a small lot of K'Nex parts to add to my collection. Included in the lot was the 12-volt K'Nex electric motor that you plug into a wall outlet. Unfortunately, the lot did not include the box/documentation for the motor, and more importantly, it did not include the AC adapter required to run the motor. I have a big box of AC adapters from various electronics collected over the years, so I likely have one that is a suitable replacement. However, I can't seem to find out what the amp draw is for the motor. I've looked elsewhere on the web but have not been able to find this information. So I was wondering if someone who actually has the original AC adapter for the motor can look at it and give me it's specifications and perhaps a model number? Thanks!



Best Answer 10 years ago

Here's specifications I found on the back of the AC Adaptor: Model : STA-4112C Input: 120VAC 60Hz 12W Output: 12VDC 500mA Class 2 Transformer I hope this helps!


10 years ago

It doesn't matter how many amps the power adaptor gives. Just make sure its 12 volts and over 500 ma


Answer 10 years ago

Well, yes, I know that the device will only draw what it needs, so having a higher rated adapter is not a problem. But I was actually worried about my adapter being rated below the required amperage.

Anyway, thanks guys. You've helped a lot. Especially you, Shadowman39.