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Batteries vs. Power Supplies

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by KlitCMDR, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. KlitCMDR

    KlitCMDR

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    So I bought some LED strip lights. Website said only and 9v-12v power supply would work. So I found a few 115VAC -> 12V power supplies. ( i will have to look up the amperage and edit this in a minute) Only to find out that the LED Strips were meant to be powered by a 9v or 12v (Car) Battery. Does anyone see a problem with plugging them in via my power supplies?
     
  2. jackorocko

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    as long as it is 12V dc you shouldn't see any issues. Only issue would be if the voltage was unregulated and varied a lot, then the possible current would be greater then the LED could handle and they would be junk.
     
  3. KlitCMDR

    KlitCMDR

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    Wouldn't the rectifier/limiter circuit take care of most of that when changing from AC to DC?
     
  4. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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