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how can i use a small dc motor (like one from toys) to run on power supply(ac)? Answered

hi...im pretty much a begginer...i wanted to build a lamp with a revolving lampshade....i wanted to use a small mooter ...but i need to use power supply(ac)...any ideas??


You need a transformer (wall wart) of the right voltage and a diode or bridge rectifier. Many wall warts output dc.


7 years ago

careful man. know what kind of motor you are using. ac or dc, and voltage should be as recommended,
small motos tend to be dc motors so use batteries/ dpm't electrocute urself connecting it to the mains directly use a wal wart or adapter tlke re's said. recommended voltage will be 6vdc/