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  • AC/DC for DC/DC

    Does anyone know of a high power DC to DC inverter that has a socket for an AC adapter? That way it can work inside my house when I network it for file transfers.

  • #2
    This isn't exactly what you asked for, but it is another solution... I have a DC/DC built into my MP3 box. I used one of those remote control car battery connectors for the power plug on it. When in the car, I have it plugged into my battery (duh), and when at home, I use a regular computer power supply and get the 12v off of the hard drive power connector (with remote control car battery connector installed). Works great.

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    • #3
      hmmm
      completely off the wall question came to mind reading that. I wonder If i could charge my car battery with an old AT power supply, just connect +12v and ground to the battery overnight...

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      • #4
        No, the 12V from an AT power supply would not charge a car battery. A battery is best charged from a constant current source with a voltage greater than the batteries voltage.

        To charge a car battery you would need a voltage source of 14-18V with a series resistor to limit the charging current.

        Car battery chargers are cheap so you bother

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