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    Icon32 ac to dc converter for home

    i want to able to hook up and test my amps at home, i have a reciever that has rca outputs for a powered sub. can anyone help me hook this, its easier to play with the equipment from the comfort of your own home.







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    Try a car battery with a chager on it. I have seen some stereo shops do it that way




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    yeah then i will have to recharge it and it will cost me over 60 bucks for a cheap one....rather buy something designed for this type of application.
    thanks any way




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    the size of invert you would need is very costly.. $200-350 range




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    just give me the size money is not a problem, i'm sure i'll find it somewhere cheaper than what it costs...




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    how about one of those car battery chargers that are portable and can plug into the wall outlet to be charged up? can i just have it plugged into the wall outlet and have it connected to amp and have the amp pumping some subs? how long do you think it will last?




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    your problem is finding something that will give you the amperage you need, A charger has low amperage so it wont fry the battery it is chargeing. your standard 110 outlet is only on a 20 amp breaker, most amps are bigger than that. ac voltage and dc voltage is two totally differant animals and converting it into a high amp dc current can be diffacult.




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    THAT would technically be called an inverter i think
    converter would be from dc to ac.
    power inverters are expensive but go to www.radioshack.com or get a power cord that is for a gadget that requires 12vdc and check for the amps (ie phone plug usually about 650 milliamps) but a printer cord = 30amps i think .... that would work




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    Originally posted by ReversdPolarity
    THAT would technically be called an inverter i think
    converter would be from dc to ac.
    power inverters are expensive but go to www.radioshack.com or get a power cord that is for a gadget that requires 12vdc and check for the amps (ie phone plug usually about 650 milliamps) but a printer cord = 30amps i think .... that would work
    I all most bet you a printer doesn't take 30A DC. That would be a HUGE transformer about the size of a street bike battery




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    MY BAD boy do i feel DUMB!
    printer pwr supply = 30v ... just thot of that ...30amps off 20amp breaker lol.
    i not thinking this morning




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    my hewlett packard officejet color printer/fax/scanner is only 1.5 amp @ 100-240 volts ac, 50 watts max.




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    Tripp Lite PR-40

    40 amp 13.8V regulated power supply.

    About 199 online.




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    For the record: Inverter = dc to ac, converter = dc to dc, transformer = ac to ac, dc power supply = ac to dc. Whatever.

    Tripp Lite http://www.tripplite.com/
    KEPCO http://www.kepco.com/rkwmod.htm is an industrial power supply manufacturer but their stuff is expensive.



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    You can get one at radioshack for like a 100 bills.




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    Can I run my audio off the battery while its on charge I have a pretty good charger that has 3 setting qucik charge med. charge and slow charge it also has a option to start your car off the charger. so can i run my audio off a battery while its on charge ?



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