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Discussion in 'Beginner Electronics' started by [email protected], Aug 13, 2005.

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  1. Guest


    To conserve space would I be able to use a 12v power source to power 2
    pinhole cameras which require 6v each?

    The cameras have a mini DC input which then attaches to a battery clip
    on the battery pack

    I've attached a small diagram of what I'm attempting to help
    illustrate my question.

    Should I plug in both cameras first then attach the battery?


  2. Alexander

    Alexander Guest

    Don't connect them in series, the equation you think of works fine with 2
    equal loads. The load of the cameras will "never" be equal you will most
    likely destroy one and immediatly after that the other.
    Why don't you use some kind of Voltage Regulator??? If you use the LM317 you
    can make almost every Voltage needed.
  3. Guest

    Thanks for the information, I will check this out.

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